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HER Number:MDV13181
Name:Hut circle within Enclosure 'B' at Erme Pound, Harford

Summary

Hut circle within Enclosure 'B' (Butler) at Erme Pound

Location

Grid Reference:SX 638 656
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/76

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, pg 139, Harford 2 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

SX63926551, Not located.

Hankin, C. F., 1978, Stone circle on Brown Heath, east of Erme Pound (Worksheet). SDV145291.

Recorded as a stone circle on Brown Heath - east of Erme Pound at an altitude of 389 meters.
Located about 90 meters east of Erme Pound (south-east corner) and about 20 meters south of wall of enclosure which is to the east of Erme Pound, measured from a small court which is to be found at the end of the enclosure wall. Rough grass on granite, with sedge in the southern half of the circle. The site is not easy to find; long grass and normally wet condition of the surrounding ground easily hide the low-lying stones of the circle.
A circle of 14 stones, with possible other fragments showing, all less than 1.0 meter in height, varying in length from 1.45 meters to 0.3 meters (as much as can be seen). Within the circle there lies a stone 0.8 x 0.4 x 0.12 meters. The circle has internal diameter of 3.65 meters and external diameter of 4.30 meters. The site is plotted as a small circle by Ordnance Survey archaeology division in 1977-79, from whom the national grid reference was obtained.
Not found by Grinsell, but regarded as a barrow by him.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Not visible on National Monument Record aerial photographs.

Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

Ring setting, 3.7 meters internal diameter.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, pg. 73-4, Map 55. 6 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Butler records this feature as a hut circle; one of two free-standing hut circles in the mid-section of the Erme Pound settlement site. This circle is 3.9 meters in diameter and (with the other hut mentioned, whose diameter is around 5.2 meters), is larger than the other circular buildings in this area of the settlement, which Butler believes to be storage structures of some sort.

Richards, A. F., 2012, Change of monument type for MDV13181 (Personal Comment). SDV349752.

This monument was recorded as a stone circle but changed to a hut circle as this seems rather more likely from the existing source information.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Map object is based on this source.

Newman, P., 2018, Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet) (Cartographic). SDV361913.

Newman, P., 2018, The Upper Erme Valley, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: An Archaeological Survey, Figure 12 (Report - Survey). SDV362921.

Hut circle shown on plan.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV145291Worksheet: Hankin, C. F.. 1978. Stone circle on Brown Heath, east of Erme Pound. Harford Parish Checklist. Digital.
SDV229817Article in Serial: Turner, J. R.. 1990. Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 48. Paperback Volume.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. pg 139, Harford 2.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
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. pg. 73-4, Map 55. 6.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV349752Personal Comment: Richards, A. F.. 2012. Change of monument type for MDV13181. Digital.
SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV13182Part of: Erme Pound Central Enclosure 'B', Harford (Monument)
MDV5109Part of: Erme Pound enclosed hut circle settlement, Harford (Monument)
MDV126601Part of: Prehistoric Enclosure 'A' at the east end of Erme Pound, Harford (Monument)
MDV5111Related to: Hut circle within Erme Pound settlement eastern Enclosure 'A', Harford (Monument)
MDV5107Related to: Hut circles, Erme Pound, Harford (Monument)
MDV126629Related to: Northern hut circle within Erme Pound settlement eastern Enclosure 'A', Harford (Monument)
MDV126630Related to: Two small enclosures and possibly three circles within Erme Pound settlement eastern Enclosure 'A', Harford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Oct 11 2019 2:12PM