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HER Number:MDV131094
Name:Hut circle within settlement 150 meters south of Lower Hartor Tor, Sheepstor


Hut circle within settlement south of Lower Hartor Tor to the north of the River Plym


Grid Reference:SX 602 673
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66NW15
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/36
  • Old SAM County Ref: 507
  • Old SAM Ref: 10686

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Hut circle shown on 19th century map.

Ordnance Survey, 1907, 135 NE (Cartographic). SDV164582.

There are three Type 2 hut circles within the enclosure, two with internal diameters of 6.0 meters, with wall 0.7 meters thick and 0.5 meters high, and entrances on south-east. The third hut is much overgrown, with an internal diameter of 4.0 meters and no visible entrance. No associated field system visible (Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England, citing Ordnance Survey).

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX66NW15, SX66NW15 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV235801.

Bronze Age enclosure and hut circles. A single enclosure of the usual Dartmoor type, which contains three hut circles. The walling consists of large turf-covered stones reaching an average height of 0.7 meters.
Hut circle A. Double walled type, measuring 7.0 meters in internal diameter. Height of walling 0.5 meters. There is a well defined entrance to the south-east.
Hut circle B. Probably of double walled type. Diameter measures 9.0 meters. Walling of large turf-covered stones reaching a height of 0.5 meters. No obvious entrance.
Hut circle C. Diameter approximately 6.0 meters. Heavily overgrown with heather. Accurate measurements impossible. Other details: No plan.

Robinson, R., 1984, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1984 (Un-published). SDV343082.

Site visited 17/2/1984.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 132-3, Map 49, Figure 49.16 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Northern of four hut circles within Lower Hart Tor settlement with an entrance to the south.

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

Hut circle shown on survey.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Visible on aerial photograph.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

Hut circle shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1012295 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

There are three huts within the enclosure, ranging from 8 metres to 10 metres in diameter, with walls 2 metres in thickness and up to 0.5 metres in height, faced on the inner side. Entrances in the walls face south or east.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 132-3, Map 49, Figure 49.16.
SDV164582Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1907. 135 NE. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV235801Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX66NW15. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. SX66NW15.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV343082Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1984. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1984. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Printout.
SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #132247 ]
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1012295.

Associated Monuments

MDV5117Part of: Hut circle settlement 150 meters south of Lower Hartor Tor, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV5116Related to: Hut circle settlement between the River Plym and Langcombe Brook, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV131096Related to: Hut circle within settlement 150 meters south of Lower Hartor Tor, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV131093Related to: Hut circle within settlement 150 meters south of Lower Hartor Tor, Sheepstor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4966 - Survey of Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor. The Eylesbarrow archaeological landscape

Date Last Edited:Jan 3 2022 11:51AM