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HER Number:MDV4319
Name:Hut circle west of prehistoric enclosure on Erme Plains (east), Harford


Central of three hut circles west of prehistoric enclosure on Erme Plains (east)


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/69/2
  • 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 (5) is a free-standing hut of 3.8 metres diameter and is the central of three hut circles to the west of prehistoric Enclosure A.

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

Visible on aerial photograph.

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

Small hut circle to west of 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; 4318; 4320). The hut is adjacent to a larger hut on its north side (MDV4318). The walls are spread and low at approximately 0.3 metres high but traces of the internal wall face remain in situ with an internal diameter of approximately 4 metres. A narrow entrance opening on the north-east of the arc, is close by the entrance of the larger hut, suggesting ease of access between the two buildings.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms (Worksheet). SDV362781.

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

Hut circle shown on modern mapping.

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

Hut 'b': one of 3 hut circles with a small enclosure. A small hut circle with the usual walling but no obvious entrance. Diameter 5.0 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: #123160 ]
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. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. 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)
MDV4318Related 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:Dec 20 2019 9:47AM