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HER Number:MDV2914
Name:Hut circle 3 in enclosed settlement at Scad Brook

Summary

Hut circle excavated in 1964-1966. Internal diameter 6.1 metres with walls 0.76 metres high. Entrance to south-east 'paved' with rubble and with two upright side-stones. Finds included charcoal, pottery sherds and two granite saddle quern stone bases.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 666 599
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/23/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Anon, 1964, Excavation of a Dartmoor hut Scadbrook, Ugborough Moor (Article in Serial). SDV145898.

Excavation of a Dartmoor hut, Scadbrook, Ugborough Moor.
Hut, one of several forming an enclosed group near Scadbrook, was partly excavated. Internal diameter of hut 6 metres, walls 1-2 metres wide. Outside the hut a test pit was dug and produced a quantity of charcoal, scraps of pottery, an oval quartzite pebble with high gloss due to utilization, two granite grinding stones with smooth flat faces, one large enough to be a saddle quern.


Gaskell-Brown, C. + Hankin, C., 1975 - 1978, Ugborough Parish Checklist, Page 93/215 (PF, IDOX) (Worksheet). SDV161354.

Scad Brook, Glazebrook, near Owley Gate, elevation 244 metres. In the higher part of the enclosure (SX65NE/23) on the left bank of the Scad Brook, near the enclosure wall there is a large hut circle which shows signs of a recent cleaning up. The walls have been cleaned on the inner side and the interior of the hut has been cleaned. The doorway in the south is 0.56 metres wide, with one jamb standing 1.18 metres high. The other jamb stands, but not so high. The floor of the doorway is paved. Internal diameter 6.1 metres. Wall height 0.76 metres (undated).


Masson Phillips, E. N., 1982, Archaeological Notes III. The Excavation of a Dartmoor Hut, 57-62, figs 1-7 (Article in Serial). SDV176912.

Hut at SX6665 6001 excavated during three summers (1964-66) by E. N. Masson Phillips and students at the Slapton Ley Field Studies Centre.
Internal diameter of the hut is 19 feet, 8 inches (6.0 metres) with walls 5 feet 6 inches (1.7 metres) to 6 feet (1.8 metres) thick. Entrance to south-east. Wall of double skin, rubble filled construction. Entrance 'paved' with rubble and with two upright side-stones, 4 foot 1 inch (1.25 metres) and 3 foot 1 inch (0.95 metres) in height and 1 foot 11 inches (0.33 metres) apart.
A large central post hole and six radial post holes suggests roof was supported by six ribs. Hearth with charcoal and 'pot boilers'. Pottery consisted of thick reddish ware with granite and quartz grit, and a thinner darker ware resembling late Bronze Age Dean Moor pottery. Two saddle quern base stones were found; one placed in the centre post-hole, apparently reused as a footing for the centre post. Three pieces of broken granite with artificially smoothed faced (thought to be grinding stones) were also found.


Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 84, Map 56.2 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Butler's Hut 3 (6.0 metres in diameter); excavated. Its inner facing of slabs complete around the levelled floor and a pair of door posts 0.4 metres apart at the south-east entrance.


Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Depicted on the modern mapping, which matches the 2010 and 2015 aerial photography of the site, so is thought to be fairly accurate.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV145898Article in Serial: Anon. 1964. Excavation of a Dartmoor hut Scadbrook, Ugborough Moor. Devon Archaeological Exploration Society Newsletter. 9. Unknown.
SDV161354Worksheet: Gaskell-Brown, C. + Hankin, C.. 1975 - 1978. Ugborough Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. Digital. Page 93/215 (PF, IDOX).
SDV176912Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1982. Archaeological Notes III. The Excavation of a Dartmoor Hut. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 114. Paperback Volume. 57-62, figs 1-7.
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. 84, Map 56.2.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #114497 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV2913Part of: Enclosure with hut circles north of Scad Brook (Monument)
MDV124286Related to: Hut circle 1 in settlement at Scad Brook, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV124334Related to: Hut circle 12 in settlement at Scad Brook, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV124287Related to: Hut circle 2 in settlement at Scad Brook, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV124288Related to: Hut circle 4 in settlement at Scad Brook, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV124289Related to: Hut circle 5 in settlement at Scad Brook, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV124290Related to: Hut circle 6 in settlement at Scad Brook, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV124291Related to: Hut circle 7 in settlement at Scad Brook, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV124292Related to: Hut circle 8 in settlement at Scad Brook, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV124332Related to: Hut circle 9 in settlement at Scad Brook, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV124333Related to: Hut circles 10 and 11 in settlement at Scad Brook, Ugborough (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FDV7012 - SADDLE QUERN (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC?)
  • FDV7013 - SHERD (Late Bronze Age - 1000 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Events

  • EDV7653 - Excavation of a hut circle near Scad Brook, Ugborough

Date Last Edited:Dec 11 2018 3:50PM