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HER Number:MDV4318
Name:Hut circle west of prehistoric enclosure on Erme Plains (east), Harford

Summary

Northern of three hut circles to the west of prehistoric enclosure on Erme Plains (east)

Location

Grid Reference:SX 638 647
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/69/1
  • Old SAM County Ref: 807

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, 68, Map 55, Figure 55.2 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Hut circle (4) at 6.1 metres in diameter is the northern of three hut circles to the west of Enclosure A at Hook Lake South. An opening is shown to the south-east.

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

Hut circle visible on aerial photograph.

Newman, P., 2018, Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet), Figure 14 (Cartographic). SDV361913.

Northern of three hut circles west of prehistoric enclosure.

Newman, P., 2018, The Upper Erme Valley, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: An Archaeological Survey, Appendix 1, Figure 14 (Report - Survey). SDV362921.

A prehistoric hut circle located on the eastern slopes of Erme Plains, 115 metres east of the River Erme. Part of a settlement containing two small enclosures and six hut circles (MDV4317; 4242; 4319; 4320). The hut was levelled into the slope and had robustly built, strong walls, which survive up to 0.6 metres high, with patches of wall facings surviving on the interior and exterior and embanked on the exterior. The internal diameter is approximately 6 metres and the clear 2.7 metre wide entrance openings is on the south side of the arc.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms (Worksheet). SDV362781.

(10/02/2019) The site is on open grass land not crossed by any major paths. Some patches of reed/grass have accumulated where water pools in the interior of the houses and in the exterior ‘drip gullies’ and moss is growing over the stones of the walls. It has remained largely unchanged for at least the last ten years.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording photographs (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photographed 10/02/2019.

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

Hut circle shown on modern mapping.

National Monuments Record, 2019, Pastscape, 442171, SX66SW5 (Website). SDV362732.

Hut 'a': one of 3 hut circles with a small enclosure. A good example of a hut circle. Walling consists of large turf covered stones, and there is a well defined entrance to the south east. Diameter 8.5 metres, wall height 1.5 metres, width 0.6 metres.

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. 68, Map 55, Figure 55.2.
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. Figure 14. [Mapped feature: #123159 ]
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV362732Website: National Monuments Record. 2019. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 442171, SX66SW5.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV4317Part of: Enclosure on the Erme Plains at Hook Lake South, Harford (Monument)
MDV127042Related to: Hut circle attached to prehistoric enclosure on Erme Plains (east), Harford (Monument)
MDV4319Related to: Hut circle west of prehistoric enclosure on Erme Plains (east), Harford (Monument)
MDV4320Related to: Hut circle west of prehistoric enclosure on Erme Plains (east), Harford (Monument)
MDV4242Related to: Prehistoric enclosure east of the River Erme, Harford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Jul 21 2020 11:41AM