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HER Number:MDV3450
Name:Hut circle south of enclosure south-east of Luxmoor Farm, Meavy


Hut circle south of small enclosure to the south-east of Luxmoor Farm


Grid Reference:SX 562 650
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVEY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56NE54
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/142
  • Old SAM County Ref: 432

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.

'Hut Circles' shown on 19th century map. This hut circle is shown to the south-west of the oval enclosure.

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs, 1890 4288-9 (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX56NE54, SX56NE54 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV251048.

Visited on 1st June 1950. Hut 'B'. Remains of large double walled hut circle. Wall is of large flat stones comprising inner and outer faces with small stones and soil filling the spaces between. There is no visible entrance.

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

Not visible 1946 RAF verticals.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 111, Map 49 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Brisworthy settlement consisting of an oval enclosure with one internal hut and this hut of circa 8.5 metres diameter linked to the wall.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

Hut circle shown on modern mapping to the south of the enclosure.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1004585 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

The monument includes an enclosed stone hut circle, boundary bank and further hut circle situated to the south-east of Brisworthy overlooking the Plym Valley. An outlying hut circle is linked to the enclosure by a short connecting wall. The stone hut circles are defined by double orthostatic walls measuring up to 1.5 metres wide and 0.7 metres high which surround their interiors and measure up to 8 metres in diameter internally. The enclosure is cut by a farm leat and track.

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. 111, Map 49.
SDV251048Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX56NE54. OSAD Card. Card Index. SX56NE54.
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.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). 1890 4288-9.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #129925 ]
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1004585.

Associated Monuments

MDV80471Related to: Brisworthy Leat, Meavy (Monument)
MDV130554Related to: Enclosure with associated hut circles south-east of Luxmoor Farm, Meavy (Monument)
MDV3451Related to: Hut circle on the perimeter of a small enclosure south-east of Luxmoor Farm, Meavy (Monument)
MDV2455Related to: Hut cirle south-east of Brisworthy, Meavy (Monument)
MDV2456Related to: Hut cirle south-east of Brisworthy, Meavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 24 2021 11:09AM