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HER Number:MDV129808
Name:Hut circle within field system south-west of Little Sherberton, Dartmoor Forest

Summary

Hut circle within prehistoric field system south of Little Sherberton. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 633 729
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Walling remains and earthworks of Bronze Age field system and fragments of enclosures and cairns 550 metres south of Little Sherberton

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 912206
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/287
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 215, Map 63 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Western of two settlements between the Swincombe and Dart rivers at 'Swincombe Ford Newtake'. Little to be seen on the ground apart from occasional low banks barely 0.1 metres high. Shown as a group of at least seven adjoining fields of 5 to 6 hectares in area. A single hut circle is visible as a saucer shaped depression about 5 metres across.

Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.

English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Cartographic). SDV345521.

Two lengths of boundary shown on survey.

Cartographic Engineering, 2006, Dartmoor 2006 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345590.

Possible hut circle visible on aerial photograph.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 215, Map 63.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV345590Aerial Photograph: Cartographic Engineering. 2006. Dartmoor 2006 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital. [Mapped feature: #128450 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV26471Part of: Field system 550 metres south-west of Little Sherberton, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV54431Related to: Cairn within field system south-east of Sherberton, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV26470Related to: Field system 530 meters south of Little Sherberton, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8632 - Sherberton Farm, Duchy Farms Survey

Date Last Edited:Mar 12 2021 10:12AM