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HER Number:MDV2851
Name:Hut circle south of Hall Plantation, Harford


Possible hut circle south of Hall plantation


Grid Reference:SX 634 596
Map Sheet:SX65NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Walling remains of Bronze Age hut circle 176 metres north-west of Harford Bridge

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NW/19
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs, 1890 1221 (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Photograph taken on 10th December 1946.

Hankin, C. F., 1977-1979, Harford Parish Checklist (Worksheet). SDV149931.

Site visited in May 1976 and January 1977. The site as marked on the Ordnance Survey 6 inch map is very uneven and has several groups of large stones scattered about. The modern enclosure has also the remains of what appear to be old stone land divisions, but without any obvious pattern. Several attempts have been made to recognise the remains of a hut circle, but without success.

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

This hut circle is not readily distinguishable from the stones and vegetation in the corner of the field it is supposed to be in as seen on the 1946 aerial photograph.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 18, 236, Map 53 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Three hut circles recorded at Hall Farm between SX635596 and 636601.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 441271, SX65NW6 (Website). SDV363416.

Site visited on 28th March 1950. At SX 63485962 the fragmentary remains of an isolated hut circle.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

'Hut Circle' shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV149931Worksheet: Hankin, C. F.. 1977-1979. Harford Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. Digital.
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. 18, 236, Map 53.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). 1890 1221.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 441271, SX65NW6.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 18 2021 3:54PM