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HER Number:MDV3444
Name:Hut Circle (11) within Drizzlecombe Prehistoric Enclosure (D), Sheepstor


Hut Circle (11) within the west end of Drizzlecombe Prehistoric Enclosure (D)


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

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/137/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 24104

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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).

Environment Agency WMS, 1998-2016, LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution) (Cartographic). SDV360208.

Feature visible on Lidar data.

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

Visible on aerial photograph.

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

Hut circle shown on modern mapping.

National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape, 438758, SX56NE90 (Website). SDV360651.

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

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.
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.
SDV360208Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 1998-2016. LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. [Mapped feature: #112917 ]
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 438758, SX56NE90.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV3443Part of: Drizzlecombe Prehistoric Enclosure (D), Sheepstor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4966 - Survey of Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor

Date Last Edited:Aug 10 2018 3:34PM