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HER Number:MDV2882
Name:Hut circles south of the Butter Brook Reservoir, Harford

Summary

Site of two adjoining hut circles shown on 19th and early 20th century maps

Location

Grid Reference:SX 645 592
Map Sheet:SX65NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX65NW3
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NW/41

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Two adjoining 'Hut Circles' shown on 19th century map.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Two 'Hut Circles' shown on early 20th century map,

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX65NW3, SX65NW3 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV148162.

Hut circle (SX 6458 5921) These hut circles are very fragmentary, consisting of one or two isolated stones; map should read ‘site of’.
The enclosure which is shown but not described on the Ordnance Survey 6 inch map is also very vague, having been disturbed during construction of water intake.
There is a hut circle 9 feet in diameter, with an entrance on the south-west side, position is shown on the field sheet.

National Monuments Record, 1976, NMR SX6459, 1/226-228 (Aerial Photograph). SDV168294.

Hankin, C. F., 1977-1979, Harford Parish Checklist, 1976-1977 (estimated) (Worksheet). SDV149931.

This occupation site has almost been destroyed by the building of a reservoir in 1914. An enclosure and a group of hut circles on the left (south) side of the Butter Brook stood on ground now within the fenced area, planted with conifers, reserved by the Water Authority.
One hut circle remains on the open moor (MDV120061). This is very well defined, the surviving stones being of the standing type. The door jamb on the south side is a very good specimen.

Everett, C., 1978, Archaeological Survey of Some Woodlands Within the Dartmoor National Park, 18, Map 15, BB2 (Report - Survey). SDV360464.

BB2 Hut circles SX 6458 5921. Two small hut circles were recorded in 1950 from an Ordnance Survey visit when the condition was said to be ‘fragmentary’. These features could not be found. They may lie beneath the deep layer of brash in this part of the plantation, but may have been destroyed by forest machinery.

Hankin, C. F., 1980, An Archaeological Check-List for Harford, 1976-1977 (estimated) (Un-published). SDV361875.

This occupation site has almost been destroyed by the building of a reservoir in 1914. An enclosure and a group of hut circles on the left (south) side of the Butter Brook stood on ground now within the fenced area, planted with conifers, reserved by the Water Authority.
One hut circle remains on the open moor (MDV120061). This is very well defined, the surviving stones being of the standing type. The door jamb on the south side is a very good specimen.

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

Only one hut circle visible on 1976 National Monuments Record aerial photograph at SX64605915 close to what is part of an enclosure (see MDV120061).

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

Considered under the Monument Protection Programme by previous Monument Protection Programme Advisor. Not mentioned for scheduling.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV145710Report - non-specific: Gerrard, S.. 1993-2002. Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report. English Heritage. Unknown. 2002.
SDV148162Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX65NW3. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. SX65NW3.
SDV149931Worksheet: Hankin, C. F.. 1977-1979. Harford Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. Digital. 1976-1977 (estimated).
SDV168294Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. NMR SX6459. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 1/226-228.
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.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #125595 ]
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV360464Report - Survey: Everett, C.. 1978. Archaeological Survey of Some Woodlands Within the Dartmoor National Park. Dartmoor National Park Authority. Digital. 18, Map 15, BB2.
SDV361875Un-published: Hankin, C. F.. 1980. An Archaeological Check-List for Harford. Devon Archaeological Society Publication. 11. A4 Comb Bound. 1976-1977 (estimated).

Associated Monuments

MDV25311Related to: Enclosure south of the Butter Brook Reservoir, Harford (Monument)
MDV120061Related to: Hut circle south of oval prehistoric enclosure south of the Butter Brook Reservoir, Harford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7427 - Archaeological survey of woodlands near Butterbrook Reservoir

Date Last Edited:May 10 2020 3:42PM