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HER Number:MDV27906
Name:Two hut circles and associated bank north of Tristis Rock, Harford


Two hut circles and associated bank to the north of Tristis Rock


Grid Reference:SX 638 602
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of Bronze Age settlement and field system on Burford Down comprising several enclosures and hut circles within field system overlain with later lynchets

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66SW58
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/218
  • Pastscape: 442348
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monument Record, 1976, SX6360/1, 1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV165921.

Photograph taken on 22nd April 1976.

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

Two hut circles visible attached to each other and to a bank.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 38-9, Map 54, Figure 54.1 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Hut circle '2' of 7.8 metres diameter retaining a door post at the south facing entrance is connected to a smaller hut to the north-west with the remnants of an enclosure.

Gerrard, S., 1993-2002, Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report (Report - non-specific). SDV145710.

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

Feature visible on aerial photograph.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 442348, SX66SW58 (Website). SDV363416.

There are three free standing, Type 2 hut circles, average internal diameter 5.6 metres, with walls 1.1 metres wide, and in very poor condition, set into the hillside, some 30 metres north west of the enclosure. One of the huts has a south facing entrance and is possibly linked by a wall to another hut. There is no evidence of cultivation, but the area is covered by gorse which makes observation difficult.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV145710Report - non-specific: Gerrard, S.. 1993-2002. Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report. English Heritage. Unknown.
SDV165921Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1976. SX6360/1. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 1.
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. 38-9, Map 54, Figure 54.1.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #127876 ]
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 442348, SX66SW58.

Associated Monuments

MDV27907Related to: Enclosure with two hut circles north of Tristis Rock, Harford (Monument)
MDV27908Related to: Field banks on Burford Down, Harford (Monument)
MDV4336Related to: Prehistoric settlement north of Tristis Rocks, Harford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 10 2020 2:41PM