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HER Number:MDV4248
Name:Hut circle (5) on east side of prehistoric enclosure north of the Blatchford Brook and River Erme junction, Harford

Summary

Hut circle 5 (Butler) on east side of prehistoric enclosure north of the Blatchford Brook and River Erme junction

Location

Grid Reference:SX 635 638
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/12/1
  • Old SAM County Ref: 810

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 circle shown on 19th century map.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 55-56, Map 54, Figure 54.15 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Hut circle (5) at 7.2 metres diameter is the main building on the east side of Blatchford Brook Foot prehistoric settlement. It is composed of large slabs and is in good condition.

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

Circular feature visible on aerial photograph.

Newman, P., 2018, Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet) (Cartographic). SDV361913.

Large hut circle shown against the north-east boundary of the enclosure.

Newman, P., 2018, The Upper Erme Valley, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: An Archaeological Survey, Appendix 1, Figure 8 (Report - Survey). SDV362921.

A well preserved hut is attached to the eastern interior wall of a prehistoric enclosure (MDV4247), 80 metres east of the River Erme. The hut has a level floor and an almost intact kerb of granite boulders standing up to 0.6 metres high, forming an inner wall face. The interior diameter is 7.4 metres. The earthen bank surrounding the wall has become somewhat spread and denuded and the position of the entrance is uncertain.

Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

Northern of three hut circles shown on modern mapping on the east side of the enclosure.

National Monuments Record, 2019, Pastscape, 442190, SX66SW10 (Website). SDV362732.

Hut a; one of two hut circles with an enclosure, diameter 8.5 metres. Probably one of the double walled type; but in fragmentary condition. Entrance to south-east.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 55-56, Map 54, Figure 54.15.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).
SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #123068 ]
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV362732Website: National Monuments Record. 2019. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 442190, SX66SW10.

Associated Monuments

MDV4247Part of: Prehistoric enclosed hut circle settlement at the junction of Blatchfrod Bottom and the River Erme, Harford (Monument)
MDV4249Related to: Hut circle (6) in the centre of prehistoric enclosure north of the Blatchford Brook and River Erme junction, Harford (Monument)
MDV28116Related to: Hut circle (7) to the west of prehistoric enclosure at Blatchford Brook Foot, Harford Harford (Monument)
MDV28114Related to: Hut circle (9) to south-east of prehistoric settlement at Blatchford Brook Foot, Harford (Monument)
MDV127028Related to: Hut circle or pen in the north-west corner of prehistoric enclosure north of the Blatchford Brook and River Erme junction, Harford (Monument)
MDV127036Related to: Hut circles (1-4) on east side of prehistoric enclosure north of the Blatchford Brook and River Erme junction, Harford (Monument)
MDV28115Related to: Possible hut circles (8) to the south-west of prehistoric enclosure at Blatchford Brook Foot, Harford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Nov 29 2019 12:36PM