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HER Number:MDV3458
Name:Partial hut in enclosure at Hentor

Summary

The remains of a rectangular structure (MDV14547) with an annex probably occupy the site of an earlier hut circle within the northern enclosure. According to the Ordnance Survey (1950), only a small section of the north-east perimeter of the hut remained at the time of that survey visit.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 582 658
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 NE 73
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/146/4
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/502
  • Old SAM County Ref: 493
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 24230(P)
  • Old SAM Ref: 10632
  • Old SAM Ref: 10634
  • Pastscape: 438708

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX56NE73, Hut D (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV152018.

Hut circle D. This hut circle virtually destroyed by construction of small rectangular building, now in ruins; a small section of the north-east perimeter only remains.

Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 211-12/102.819b (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J., 2002, Plym Valley survey (Report - Survey). SDV350782.

(15/01/2002) Centred SX 5824 6582.
The remains of a rectangular structure (SX 56 NE 156) with an annex probably occupy the site of an earlier hut circle within the northern enclosure. Centred at SX 5823 6584 this feature measures 7.0m east-west by 3.0m internally with a possible entrance in the centre of the southern side. Its walls are 1.0m wide and stand 0.5m high and the interior of this structure lies 0.3m below the outside ground level. The annex, immediately to the north measures 3.9m by 3.5m and may also lie on the site of a former hut circle. There is no evidence to suggest an origin or function for these latter structures though it seems likely that they relate to post-Medieval activities in this area.

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

Possible fragmentary hut remains visible on the aerial photograph.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape. 211-12/102.819b.
SDV152018Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX56NE73. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. Hut D.
SDV350782Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J.. 2002. Plym Valley survey. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #124577 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV14547Related to: Building in hut circle settlement at Hentor Warren (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8155 - Plym Valley Survey

Date Last Edited:Mar 2 2020 4:27PM