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HER Number:MDV27907
Name:Enclosure with two hut circles north of Tristis Rock, Harford


Semi-circular section of an enclosure with two hut circles attached 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/219
  • Pastscape: 442348
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Photgraph taken on 22nd April 1976.

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

Enclosure with five huts and two linear features attached to it (the one on the north side is about 100 metres long). The relationship of this enclosure to the field system around it is unclear.

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

Two hut circcles of circa 4.6 metres diameter at 'Tristis Rock' with a semi-circular section of enclosure to the north-east.

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

Environment Agency WMS, 2019, LiDAR DSM data (1m resolution), 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362957.

Hut circles and bank visible on data.

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

Hut circles shown on modern mapping.

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.
SDV362957Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 2019. LiDAR DSM data (1m resolution), 2019. Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. [Mapped feature: #127878 ]
SDV363413Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap 2020. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 442348, SX66SW58.

Associated Monuments

MDV27908Related to: Field banks on Burford Down, Harford (Monument)
MDV27906Related to: Two hut circles and associated bank north of Tristis Rock, Harford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 10 2020 2:38PM