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HER Number:MDV129808
Name:Possible hut circle south-west of Little Sherberton


Several hut circles within prehistoric field system south of Little Sherberton were recorded by the 1985 aerial photograph project (see MDV26471) and Butler (1993) notes a single possible hut, but field survey in 1988 did not confirm any huts here.


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: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE? (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC (Between) 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.

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.
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 (Monument)
MDV54431Related to: Cairn within field system south-east of Sherberton, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV26470Related to: Field boundaries 530 metres south of Little Sherberton, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8632 - Sherberton Farm, Duchy Farms Survey
  • EDV8409 - Dartmoor Royal Forest Project

Date Last Edited:Mar 11 2022 8:50AM