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HER Number:MDV26255
Name:Enclosure and hut circle 160 metres south-east of Huccaby Ring

Summary

Vis=4/9/1984 (t. Greeves). Oval prehistoric enclosure within huccaby newtake. Measures approx 40m north to south and 30m east to west. It is defined by a low bank of small stones just breaking the surface of the ground. A probable prehistoric hut circle, partially obscured by gorse, lies approx 35m east south east of the enclosure. The hut has an external diameter of approx 7m. Enclosure with two hut circles incorporated into the ne and se walls. Visible on 1947 raf ap but not nmr 1977 ap. Area less than 0.1ha in size. Condition-poor.(rchm app 1985).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 660 736
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Walling remains and earthworks of a Bronze age hut circle and associated enclosure 100 metres north of Huccaby Cottage

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 1065535
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/299
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV224719.

Vis=4/9/1984 (t. Greeves). Oval prehistoric enclosure within huccaby newtake. Measures approx 40m north to south and 30m east to west. It is defined by a low bank of small stones just breaking the surface of the ground. A probable prehistoric hut circle, partially obscured by gorse, lies approx 35m east south east of the enclosure. The hut has an external diameter of approx 7m. Enclosure with two hut circles incorporated into the ne and se walls. Visible on 1947 raf ap but not nmr 1977 ap. Area less than 0.1ha in size. Condition-poor.(rchm app 1985).


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV224720.

Aph=raf cpe/uk 2149/4424-4425(11/6/1947).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV224721.

Des=t. Greeves/worksheet in parish file.


Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 1993-1998, Dartmoor Royal Forest Project, Probert, S. 30/11/1995 (Report - Survey). SDV346608.

Centred SX66027369. A hut circle and associated enclosure lie on the gentle south-facing slope some 100 metres north of Huccaby Cottage. The hut, at SX6604973668, measures 4.0 metres north to south by 4.7 metres internally with turf-covered stony walls 1.0 metres wide and 0.3 metres high. There is no obvious entrance though there is a large break in the south wall. A further hut to the north-east (MDV26278) is not discernible on the ground.
Adjacent to the hut are the remains of a small ovoid pound measuring 39 metres north to south by 28 metres which was formerly enclosed by stony banks now 1.0 metres wide and 0.3 metres high.


English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345521.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV224719Report - Survey: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV224720Aerial Photograph:
SDV224721Migrated Record:
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #85239 ]
SDV346608Report - Survey: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 1993-1998. Dartmoor Royal Forest Project. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field/Recording In. Unknown. Probert, S. 30/11/1995.

Associated Monuments

MDV6405Related to: Huccaby Ring, west of Snider Park Plantation, Dartmeet (Monument)
MDV26278Related to: HUT CIRCLE in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV48193Related to: Reave crossing Brimpts and Huccaby newtakes, Dartmeet (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 4 2013 12:16PM