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HER Number:MDV13196
Name:Hut circle on Skerraton Down, Dean Prior

Summary

A hut circle on Skerraton Down amongst a number of cairns, which may be relatively modern clearance cairns, although some appear older. One of four huts identified.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 699 656
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDean Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishDEAN PRIOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Group of cairns, which may be modern clearance cairns and four bronze age hut circles on Skerraton Down, Dean Prior

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 441558
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/116
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Quinnell, N. V., 1979, Survey of features on Skerraton Down (Report - Survey). SDV144141.

Stone-piled mound on Skerraton Down in an area with a number of irregular mounds of stones, potentially relatively modern clearance cairns, although some of these mounds appear to have been added to prehistoric cairns. Additionally four hut circles have been identified.
Hut circle D. SX69976569 On a level shelf, this seems to be a hut with an internal diameter of 3.0 metres and rubble walling 1.6 metres wide and 0.4 metres high. There is a 1.0 metre gap in the north-east The whole is piled with fresh stone.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not visible


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

A number of features are indicated on the MasterMap. This is closest to the grid reference given in the 1979 report.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV144141Report - Survey: Quinnell, N. V.. 1979. Survey of features on Skerraton Down. Unknown.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #80806 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV5298Related to: Cairn or hut circle south of Lamb's Down (Monument)
MDV13195Related to: Hut circle on Skerraton Down, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV13197Related to: Hut circle on Skerraton Down, Dean Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 13 2015 9:35AM