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HER Number:MDV28510
Name:Hut circle within settlement on Smeadon Down, Peter Tavy


fHut circle of 4.3 metres diameter with banks 1.6 metres wide by 0.3 metres high on the northern boundary of the settlement on Smeadon Down


Grid Reference:SX 521 782
Map Sheet:SX57NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks of a prehistoric settlement on Smeardon Down comprising hut circles, enclosure and field system

Other References/Statuses

  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 439937
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NW/183
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX57NW76

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card, 1980, SX57Nw76, SX57NW76 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV221735.

Visited on 14th October 1980. At SX 52137829, on the northern slopes of Smeadon Down are the remains of a hut circle, the northern part of which has been destroyed with the construction of a modern field wall. It has an internal diameter of 4.3 metres, the interior levelled into the slope, with a stony turf covered bank 1.6 metres wide and 0.3 metres high. Possibly of Type 1.
Surveyed at 1:2500 on MSD. (See plan with SX 57 NW 72).

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

Shown but not described.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour aerial photography for Dartmoor (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Hut circle visible on aerial photograph, on southern side of boundary wall.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV221735Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. 1980. SX57Nw76. OSAD Card. Card Index. SX57NW76.
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.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour aerial photography for Dartmoor (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #86094 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV56592Part of: Prehistoric settlement on Smeardon Down, Peter Tavy (Monument)
MDV56593Related to: Field system on Smeardon Down, Peter Tavy (Monument)
MDV103659Related to: Hut circle on north side of boundary wall on Smeardon Down, Peter Tavy (Monument)
MDV133699Related to: Hut circle within enclosure on Smeadon Down, Peter Tavy (Monument)
MDV12799Related to: Two hut circles within settlement on Smeadon Down, Peter Tavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 8 2022 9:40AM