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HER Number:MDV13197
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 698 657
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/117
  • 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.

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.
Hut circle B. SX69886573 Diameter 9.7 metres, height 0.5 metres, with traces of a rim 2.3 metres wide and about 0.3 metres high. Heaped with recent clearance there seems to be an entrance gap in the east side, but the impression is that of a hut.


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


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: #80807 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV5298Related to: Cairn or hut circle south of Lamb's Down (Monument)
MDV13195Related to: Hut circle on Skerraton Down, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV13196Related 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