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HER Number:MDV4292
Name:Hut circle north-east of Enclosure 'C' north-west of Dry Lake, Harford


Well-preserved hut circle positioned to the north-east of the incomplete Enclosure 'C' (Butler) north-west of Dry Lake gulley, Harford Moor.


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

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Group of Bronze Age hut circle settlements west of Quickbeam Hill, adjacent to the River Erme, consisting of three sets of enclosures, two conjoined, with over ten associated hut circles

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/47/1
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

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.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX66SW9 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV165657.

Hut A: one of two hut circles. A good hut circle with walling of the usual turf-covered stones and entrance to the south-east. Diameter measures 10.0 meters, wall width 2.0 meters, height 0.5 meters.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 53-55, Map 54, Figure 54.14 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Well-preserved hut circle measuring 8.0 meters in diameter to the north-east of Enclosure C at Dry Lake North.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Hut circle shown on modern mapping.

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

Feature shown on aerial photograph.

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

Hut circle surveyed.

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

A hut circle which is part of a settlement containing nine hut circles and three enclosures. The hut is strongly built using large pieces of granite to construct an inner and outer wall, containing a robust stone bank. Vestiges of the wall survive on the interior, which had an approximate diameter of 8.7 metres, with the walls standing up to 1 metre high. Although the entrance opening is blocked, the two uprights that served as door jambs are in situ, on the southern arc of the circle, leaning slightly.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV165657Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX66SW9. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
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. 53-55, Map 54, Figure 54.14.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
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: #123752 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV28111Related to: Fragmentary Enclosure 'C' 400 meters north-west of Dry Lake (Monument)
MDV79069Related to: Hut circle east of incomplete Enclosure 'C' north-west of Dry Lake, Harford (Monument)
MDV4293Related to: Hut circle north-east of Enclosure 'C' north-west of Dry Lake, Harford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Jan 17 2020 3:54PM