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HER Number:MDV13265
Name:Hut south-west of enclosure at junction of Red Brook and Bala Brook


Hut circle 5.3 metres in diameter; the northern of two hut circles to the south-west of enclosure at junction of Red Brook and Bala Brook (Butler, 1993).


Grid Reference:SX 670 628
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/131
  • Old SAM Ref: 10577
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 2279-80 (Aerial Photograph). SDV140289.

Photograph taken on 10th December 1946.

National Monuments Record, 1976-1977, SX6762, 2/307-8 (Aerial Photograph). SDV177951.

Photograph taken on 14th April 1977.

Robinson, R., 1977-1979, South Brent Parish Checklist (Worksheet). SDV151046.

Visited in June 1977. Remains of two hut circles right bank of Red Brook. Two hut circles lying about 70 metres south-west of the pound known as the Half Ring on the bank of the Red Brook. They are immediately adjoining 7-8 metres in diameter with walls about 0.5 metres high, the one nearest to the Bala Brook having a possible entrance to the south. They are dilapidated and partially turf covered.

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

Two hut circles at SX67056281 and SX67056282. A third possible hut circle at SX67066278. Visible on 1977 and 1946 aerial photographs.

Ancient Monuments, 1990, Schedule note (Schedule Document). SDV151005.

(Estimated 1990) Two adjoining hut circles. The downstream hut is 8m in diameter with walls 1m-1.5m thick and up to 1m high with an entrance flanked by orthostats in the SW side. The upstream hut is 9m in diameter with walls of similar width up to 0.5m high; no entrance visible, but the heavy overgrowth may obscure other features.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 105, Map 57, Figure 57.3 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Hut Circle '11' of 5.3 metre diameter to the south-west of enclosed enclosure at 'Red Brook Foot'

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

Visible on aerial photograph.

Ordnance Survey, 2020, MasterMap 2020 (Cartographic). SDV363413.

Two hut circles shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2020, National Heritage List for England, 1013035 (National Heritage List for England). SDV363414.

These two hut circles adjoin each other, but are not enclosed and lie immediately above Red Brook along its right bank. The downstream hut is 8 metres in diameter and has walls 1 metre to 1.5 metres in width and up to 1 metre in height with an entrance flanked by orthostats in its south-west side. The upstream hut is 9 metres in diameter with walls of similar width which are up to 0.5 metres in height, no entrance is visible, but the hut is heavily overgrown and other features may be obscured.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV140289Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2279-80.
SDV151005Schedule Document: Ancient Monuments. 1990. Schedule note. The Schedule of Monuments. Unknown.
SDV151046Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1977-1979. South Brent Parish Checklist. South Brent Parish Checklist. A4 Single Sheet.
SDV177951Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976-1977. SX6762. NMR Aerial Photograph. 2/307-8.
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. 105, Map 57, Figure 57.3.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #128093 ]
SDV363413Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap 2020. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV363414National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2020. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1013035.

Associated Monuments

MDV5793Related to: Hut Circle '12' to the south-west of enclosure south of Bala Brook, South Brent (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 27 2023 10:10AM