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HER Number:MDV3444
Name:Hut within oval enclosure north-east of Drizzlecombe complex

Summary

Hut circle within enclosure, which could pre-date it. Hut is linked to the wall, perhaps forming a small annexe, is up to 7.2m in overall diameter with a tumbled wall now 2.0m thick, some upright facing slabs are visible. Its entrance is in the south-east side.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 594 671
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56NE90
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/137/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 24104
  • Pastscape: 438758

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX56NE90 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV235552.

(19/05/1950) Hut circle A; (diameter 6m) one of a group of four hut circles with an enclosure. A is within the enclosure. Turf covered stones compose walls. Entrance to south.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX56NE90 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV252118.

(27/06/1977) Between hut and enclosure wall is a small annexe.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 133453 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 12th March 1993. This hut circle forms part of a cluster of Neolithic and Bronze Age settlement and ritual features including 5 enclosures, a large number of associated stone hut circles, 3 stone alignments and at least 22 cairns. It is located immediately west of an enclosure. Terraced into the hillslope and of the simple plan and earthwork walling type. Interior measures 4 metres in diameter and survives as a circular scoop defined on the south side by 4 large stones protruding through the turf.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 128, Figure 49.13, Map 49 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Hut circle (11) with a 4 metre diameter is at the west end of the oaval Drizzlecombe Enclosure (D).

Fletcher, M. + Newman, P. + Probert, S., 1999, Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor areas in the Plym Valley, West Devon (Report - Survey). SDV346268.

(09/08/1999) The sub-oval shaped enclosure contains one hut circle which could pre-date it. This hut, at SX 5947 6712, which is linked to the wall 'perhaps forming a small annexe, is up to 7.2m in overall diameter with a tumbled wall now 2.0m thick, some upright facing slabs are visible. Its entrance is in the south-east side.(09/08/1999) The sub-oval shaped enclosure contains one hut circle which could pre-date it. This hut, at SX 5947 6712, which is linked to the wall 'perhaps forming a small annexe, is up to 7.2m in overall diameter with a tumbled wall now 2.0m thick, some upright facing slabs are visible. Its entrance is in the south-east side.

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

Visible on aerial photograph.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, UP-DZ 26 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 08/02/2020. Overall condition moderate. Photo taken.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, UP-DZ 26 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photo looking 180° showing grass/moss and bracken cover.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 128, Figure 49.13, Map 49.
SDV235552Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX56NE90. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV252118Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX56NE90. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 133453.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV346268Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. + Newman, P. + Probert, S.. 1999. Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor areas in the Plym Valley, West Devon. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A4 Comb Bound.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UP-DZ 26.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UP-DZ 26.

Associated Monuments

MDV3443Part of: Oval enclosure north-east of the Drizzlecombe stone rows (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4966 - Survey of Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor
  • EDV8155 - Plym Valley Survey

Date Last Edited:Feb 13 2020 11:18AM