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HER Number:MDV2424
Name:Hut circle on Lee Moor Hut circles on Lee Mooe

Summary

One of two hut circles with a short length of contemporary walling at the foot of a clitter slope above the right bank of Spanish Lake. Southern hut is a well-preserved example measuring 3.4m north-south by 3.8m internally with walls 1.1m wide and 0.5m high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 586 643
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 SE 7
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/16
  • Old SAM County Ref: 580
  • Old SAM Ref: 10695
  • Pastscape: 439124

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Constructed, Early Bronze Age to Early Iron Age - 2200 BC to 301 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX56SE7 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV138919.

(01/06/1950) Two hut circles on moorland. Walls consist of small stones covered with turf. Hut A diameter 4.5m has an entrance to the south-west. Hut B diameter 5.0m has no obvious entrance.

Ordnance Survey, 1975, 75/369/145 (Aerial Photograph). SDV139126.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX56SE7 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV138920.

(24/08/1977) SX 58636434: Two hut circles lie on a gentle, well drained, west facing slope at 355m. above OD. Their average internal diameter is 3.8m; one is terraced and has type 2, orthostatic walling, 0.7m wide, in very poor condition; the other is not terraced and has fragmentary walling about 0.8m wide. There is a short, arc of walling, 1.0m wide leading from one of the hut circles, possibly the remains of an enclosure wall. (Type 2 huts: SX 56 NE 19).
1:10 000 Survey on PFD.

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

Not recorded in the project.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West (Monograph). SDV137656.

Depicted by Butler.

Griffiths, F. M., 1994, Notes on features on Lee Moor (Personal Comment). SDV139113.

NB: There is a considerable similarity of description between these sites and those of the cairn records to the east (MDV2418 and MDV42216). However, both pairs were visited by the same Ordnance Survey investigator on the same day, and given different numbers.

Probert, S. A. J., 2002, Field Investigator's Comments (Report - Survey). SDV147446.

(23/04/2002) Centred SX 5863 6435. Two hut circles and a short length of contemporary walling lie at the foot of a clitter slope above the right bank of Spanish Lake.
SX 5863 6434. A well-preserved hut circle measuring 3.4m north-south by 3.8m internally with walls 1.1m wide and 0.5m high. Both huts are terraced into the gently sloping hillside to provide level interiors.

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

Visible on the aerial photography.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume.
SDV138919Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX56SE7. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV138920Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX56SE7. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown.
SDV139113Personal Comment: Griffiths, F. M.. 1994. Notes on features on Lee Moor. Not Applicable.
SDV139126Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1975. 75/369/145. Ordnance Survey Aerial Photograph. Unknown.
SDV147446Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 2002. Field Investigator's Comments. English Heritage. Unknown.
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.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #124262 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV2418Related to: Cairn with cist on Lee Moor (Monument)
MDV42216Related to: Cairn with cist on Lee Moor (Monument)
MDV127556Related to: Fragment of enclsoure walling on Lee Moor Hut circles on Lee Mooe (Monument)
MDV127555Related to: Hut circle on Lee Moor Hut circles on Lee Mooe (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8148 - The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape

Date Last Edited:Feb 17 2020 1:15PM