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HER Number:MDV21508
Name:Series of hut circles within enclosure west of Zeal Hill

Summary

Between three and six small hut circles may be present within this enclosure, west of Zeal Hill; the sources are contradictory.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 669 635
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Walling remains of a Bronze Age hut circle settlement with at least five associated hut circles, three inside and two outside the enclosure, to the west of Zeal Hill, South Brent

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/79/1
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

The 1st edition Ordnance Survey (1880s) map shows only four hut circles (and no enclosure) at this location. Additionally, neither of the outlying hut circles to the north of the enclosure is shown.


Royal Air Force, 1946, CPE/UK 1890, 2279-2280 (Aerial Photograph). SDV140289.


Royal Air Force, 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2494, 4045-4046 (Aerial Photograph). SDV147533.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX66SE35 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV150999.

Four small hut circles described, as shown on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey (1880s) map. No enclosure recorded.


National Monuments Record, 1976, SX6662/1, 46-49 (Aerial Photograph). SDV151002.


Robinson, R., 1978, Complex enclosure with hut circles east of Bala Brook (Worksheet). SDV346083.

Robinson shows six small hut circles placed within the settlement, which is a complex of three connected sections of enclosure. The layout of the hut circles is identical to Butler's 1993 plan of the site. Other details: Sketch plan included.


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

Visible on Royal Air Force 1946 and National Monuments Record 1976 aerial photograph.


Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 107-108 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Butler describes six small (3.0 - 3.5 meters in diameter) hut circles within the three sections of enclosure here; two well-spaced on the northern perimeter of the main section of enclosure, a pair built into the perimeter of the southern section of enclosure and another pair set between this. This layout of these hut circles on Butler's plan is identical to Robinson's 1978 sketch plan of the site. Other details: Map 57, 7.


Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Digitised to the outline of the enclosures here as the current MasterMap base mapping only shows three internal hut circles, which are disproportionately large.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV140289Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. CPE/UK 1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2279-2280.
SDV147533Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2494. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4045-4046.
SDV150999Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX66SE35. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV151002Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. SX6662/1. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 46-49.
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.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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. 107-108.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #83120 ]
SDV346083Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1978. Complex enclosure with hut circles east of Bala Brook. South Brent Parish Checklist. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV5779Part of: Hut circle settlement west of Zeal Hill (Monument)
MDV25744Related to: Hut circle outside enclosure west of Zeal Hill (Monument)
MDV25745Related to: Hut circle outside enclosure west of Zeal Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Dec 18 2012 1:00PM