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HER Number:MDV132285
Name:Isolated hut circle south-west of settlement east of Laughter Tor


The remains of a Bronze Age hut circle measuring 8 metres in diameter. It has a turf and heather-covered bank of up to 0.3 metres high.


Grid Reference:SX 653 754
Map Sheet:SX67NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX67NE80
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 914909
  • Old SAM County Ref: 879

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 1987-1993, Duchy Farms Project Survey Visit, I. S. Sainsbury (Report - Survey). SDV350839.

(24/10/1988) At SX 65347545, on a gentle SW slope at about 395m OD, is a probable hut circle. The internal diameter is 8.0m, enclosed by a turf and heather covered bank of stones. This has a maximum height of 0.3m and is 1.5m wide, with a crescentic outer scarp representing the lower SE side. A break of 1.2m in the W may indicate the entrance.
About 4m W of the hut a N-S bank extends for 52m. It is at least 0.2m if height and 1m wide and may be contemporary.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV350839Report - Survey: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 1987-1993. Duchy Farms Project Survey Visit. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Unknown. I. S. Sainsbury. [Mapped feature: #135207 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV6020Part of: Hut circle settlement east of Laughter Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8423 - Duchy Farms Project
  • EDV8409 - Dartmoor Royal Forest Project
  • EDV8634 - Brimpts Farm, Duchy Farms Survey

Date Last Edited:Jan 31 2022 4:02PM