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HER Number:MDV24780
Name:Hut circle on the eastern side of Hickaton Hill, West Buckfastleigh

Summary

Single unenclosed hut circle visible near a group of trial pits (MDV24739), 150 metres to the west-south-west of a small prehistoric homestead (MDV24768), which may be associated with it.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 681 667
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWest Buckfastleigh
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKFASTLEIGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and stone remains of a prehistoric homestead with hut circle, a single unenclosed hut circle as well as an area of tin working and trial pits on the eastern side of Hickaton Hill, West Buckfastleigh

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/245
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1979, NMR SF1457, 402 (Aerial Photograph). SDV172921.


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

Single unenclosed hut circle visible on the aerial photograph near a group of trial pits (see MDV24739).


Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 165-6, Map 58.3 (Monograph). SDV337765.

A second hut 140 metres uphill from the small homestead (MDV24768) was probably associated with it, as it has no enclosure of its own. The hut measures approximately 5.5 metres in diameter and the only stones showing through the turf here are the doorposts.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

The hut is quite nicely visible on the aerial photograph, to the south of the gulley depicted by Butler.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV172921Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1979. NMR SF1457. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. 402.
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.
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. 165-6, Map 58.3.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #84831 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV24768Related to: Enclosure 540 metres south of Lud Gate (Monument)
MDV24782Related to: Leat on Hickaton Hill (Monument)
MDV24739Related to: Trial pits on the eastern side of Hickaton Hill, West Buckfastleigh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 26 2016 3:25PM