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HER Number:MDV25667
Name:Hut circle settlement north of Bala Brook, South Brent

Summary

Hut circle Settlement 'C' (Butler) north of Bala Brook with at least three hut circles

Location

Grid Reference:SX 669 631
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Bronze Age settlement north-east of Old Hill consisting of a fragmentary enclosure with at least two hut circles incorporated into the walling, with another possible circle outside the enclosure

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66SE111
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/359
  • Pastscape: 442090
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

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

Photograph taken on 8th April 1976.

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

Visible on 1976 aerial photograph.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 103-4, Map 57, Figure 57.2 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Enclosed hut circle Settlement 'C' at 'Zeal Hill South' contains only three buildings. A central hut of circa 6 metres diameter between two smaller ones close together along the north wall. The enclosure seems to have been rectangular but the south and west walls are practically non-existent. As robbery seems unlikely at this site either the circuit was never completed beyond the foundations or hedging was used instead.

Cartographic Engineering, 2006, Dartmoor 2006 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345590.

Northern arc of the enclosure is visible on the aerial photography, along with the two adjoining hut circles incorporated into the wall at the north-west corner of the enclosure. The other two hut circles depicted on the modern map are not visible on the aerial photography.

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

Enclosure fragment and four hut circles are depicted on the modern mapping.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 442090, SX66SE111 (Website). SDV363416.

Field Investigation on 16th December 1977. The remains of a hut group, consisting of two definite hut circles and the vague outline of a hut platform, partially enclosed by a length of low and fragmentary walling. The hut circles are 5.5 metres and 3.5 metres in diameter respectively, with walls of 1.0 metre thickness. They are in very poor condition. Outside the walling to the north are the possible remains of another hut of diameter 4.5 metres.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV151002Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. SX6662/1. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 46-49.
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. 103-4, Map 57, Figure 57.2.
SDV345590Aerial Photograph: Cartographic Engineering. 2006. Dartmoor 2006 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital.
SDV363413Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap 2020. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #85069 ]
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 442090, SX66SE111.

Associated Monuments

MDV129104Parent of: Hut circle within settlement north of Bala Brook, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129105Parent of: Hut circle within settlement north of Bala Brook, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129106Parent of: Hut circle within settlement north of Bala Brook, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129107Parent of: Hut circle within settlement north of Bala Brook, South Brent (Monument)
MDV5783Related to: Enclosed hut circle settlement north of Old Hill, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129143Related to: Hut circle within enclosed settlement north of Old Hill, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129144Related to: Hut circle within enclosed settlement north of Old Hill, South Brent (Monument)
MDV5785Related to: Isolated hut circle north of Old Hill, South Brent (Monument)
MDV13448Related to: Streamworking along Middle Brook and Petre's Pits, South Brent (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 26 2021 12:30PM