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HER Number:MDV3446
Name:Hut north of enclosure at Drizzlecombe

Summary

One of three impressive unenclosed hut circles south-east of enclosures MDV4046 and MDV3443. This hut has an internal diameter from 4.1m to 5.6m, the wall with some inner and outer facing slabs in situ is 0.8m high and the well defined entrance is on the downhill 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/137/3
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/446
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 24104
  • Old SAM Ref: 10728
  • 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, 19/5/1950 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV235552.

(Visited 19/5/1950) Hut C, (diameter 10.0 metres) one of four hut circles with an enclosure. Wall (width 2.0 metres, height 700 millimetres) of turf covered stones. Entrance to south; in good condition.

National Monuments Record, 1983, NMR SF2134, 80 (Aerial Photograph). SDV238551.

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

Group of three hut circles lying equidistant between enclosure SX56NE/41 and enclosure SX56NE/137 visible on the 1983 aerial photograph. Hut circles at SX59456710, SX59426711 and SX59476709.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 133432,3, 12/3/1993 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

At SX59406710. Hut circle terraced into the hillslope. Simple plan, single orthostat and earthwork walling type. Interior measures 5.4 metres in diameter and is defined by a 2.0 metre wide wall standing up to 0.9 metres high. A south-facing gap in the surrounding wall may represent the original doorway.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 129, Figure 49.13, Map 49 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Free-standing Hut Circle (13) is 5.8 metres diameter with an entrance facing south-east.

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

Hut circle visible on Lidar data.

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) One of three impressive unenclosed hut circles lie to the south-east of enclosures MDV4046 and MDV3443.
Hut at SX 5940 6710. Internal diameter from 4.1m to 5.6m, the wall with some inner and outer facing slabs in situ is 0.8m high and the well defined entrance is on the downhill side.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Feature visible on aerial photograph.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, UP-DZ 25 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 08/02/2020. Overall condition moderate. Photo x3 taken.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, UP-DZ 25 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photo 1: View looking 180° showing grass/moss and bracken cover. Photo 2: View looking 040° showing area of burning on SE side of central depression. Photo 3: View looking 260° showing area of burning on W side of central depression.

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. 129, Figure 49.13, Map 49.
SDV235552Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX56NE90. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. 19/5/1950.
SDV238551Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1983. NMR SF2134. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 80.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 133432,3, 12/3/1993.
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.
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.
SDV360208Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 1998-2016. LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. [Mapped feature: #112924 ]
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UP-DZ 25.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UP-DZ 25.

Associated Monuments

MDV3337Related to: Enclosure north-east of the Drizzlecombe stone rows (Monument)
MDV43606Related to: Hut north-east of enclosure at Drizzlecombe (Monument)
MDV43607Related to: Hut south of oval enclosure at Drizzlecombe (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 10:52AM