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HER Number:MDV25682
Name:Hut circle south-east of Glasscombe Corner, Ugborough


Single hut circle recorded from 1940s aerial photograph. Appears to be visible on the lidar data but needs confirming on the ground.


Grid Reference:SX 664 608
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Walling remains of a Bronze Age hut circle at Glasscombe Corner

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/374
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2494, 4076-4077 (Aerial Photograph). SDV147533.

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

SX6645 6091 Single hut circle recorded in 1985 from 1948 aerial photograph, to the west of a linear boundery (earthwork), running north-south.

Environment Agency WMS, 1998-2016, LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution) (Cartographic). SDV360208.

The lidar data shows a number of indentations in this area from the nearby streamworking, but there is a clear circular feature located at SX66467 60895, on the eastern side of the earthwork bank, which is also visible on the 1940s Royal Air Force aerial photographs. This is thought to be a possible hut circle and location appears more likely than the original grid reference for this feature given from the 1977 aerial photograph.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms, UGB19 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 12/04/2019. Condiiton assessed as good. This site is on private land and was visited with the owner's consent. The hut is located at SX66441 60940. It is a clearly circular horizontal platform levelled out of the slope. The feature noted from the lidar is a tinners prospecting pit ( SX66449 60911) Photo taken

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording photographs, UGB19 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Visited 12/04/2019 Photo taken looking north west at the confirmed location of the hut circle

Sources / Further Reading

SDV147533Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2494. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4076-4077.
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.
SDV360208Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 1998-2016. LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UGB19.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UGB19.

Associated Monuments

MDV25688Related to: Two linear earthwork banks south-east of Glasscombe Corner (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 10 2020 11:52AM