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HER Number:MDV4017
Name:Enclosed stone hut settlement south-west of Gutter Tor

Summary

A small ovoid enclosure on the east slope of Eastern Tor containing two ruined hut circles.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 575 666
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/21
  • Old SAM County Ref: 574
  • Old SAM Ref: 10597

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ancient Monuments, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV216489.

Vis=14/10/1964 (ancient monuments) round barrows; a scheduled group of four, ssw of gutter tor. Low and much robbed. Os 6" cxii se.

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV216493.

Vis=two of these four hut circles at sx57576662 are attached to a small circular partitioned enclosure with two elements. The other two are freestanding to the southwest at sx57496656 (rchm app 1985).

AM, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV216494.

Vis=estimated -/-/1990 (ancient monuments) enclosure 30m by 20m. Within are 5 hut circles 2m to 10.5m diam, 0.3m to 1.75m high (am).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV216495.

Osa=sx56ne57/plan,photograph.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV216496.

Aph=nmr sx5766/1/423(8/4/1976).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV216497.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)166.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV216498.

Breton, h. H. /beautiful dartmoor/(1914)59.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=20/12/1950 (os) sites are identical to the rest of the group in the vicinity i. E. Small mounds are discernible at all the sites shown by symbol.

Newman , P., 2018, Archaeological Sites within Ringmoor Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation (Report - Survey). SDV361636.

(01/12/2017) A small ovoid enclosure on the east slope of Eastern Tor containing two ruined hut circles. Condition is fair, site stable.

Historic England, 2020, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV363414.

Irregular enclosure; its eastern side incorporated in a later intake wall. Enclosure bank is earth and stone up to 2.5m in width (0.4m in height), but up to 1m in height where the large boulders stand. The enclosure is subdivided by a wall cutting off the north-eastern end and there are two freestanding hut circles in the larger part of the enclosure. These hut circles are both 8m in diameter with double faced walls 1m in thickness and 0.3m in height. The southern hut has large stones up to 0.6m in height incorporated in its walls and an entrance to the north-east. The northern hut has an entrance to the west. The enclosure covers an area of c.0.3ha.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV216489Report - Survey: Ancient Monuments.
SDV216493Report - Survey: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV216494Report - Survey: AM.
SDV216495Migrated Record:
SDV216496Aerial Photograph:
SDV216497Migrated Record:
SDV216498Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. OSA. Card Index.
SDV361636Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2018. Archaeological Sites within Ringmoor Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation. Southwest Landscape Investigations. A4 Comb Bound.
SDV363414National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2020. National Heritage List for England. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7443 - Condition survey of archaeological sites in Ringmoor Training Area
  • EDV7569 - Condition survey of Ringmoor Down training area
  • EDV8227 - Ringmoor Training Area: Monument Baseline Condition Survey

Date Last Edited:Jan 28 2020 4:05PM