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HER Number:MDV4329
Name:Partial hut circle in prehistoric unenclosed hut circle settlement in the Erme Valley, Harford

Summary

One of eight hut circles in prehistoric dispersed unenclosed hut circle settlement in the Erme Valley. Only part of the north and east sections are visible

Location

Grid Reference:SX 637 641
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SW/72/6
  • Old SAM County Ref: 809
  • 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.

Not shown on 19th century map.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950-1977, SX66SW8 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV156567.

The site of hut circle F (at SX63766411): one of a group of seven hut circles. Only a cluster of stones remain of this hut. (1950)
Semi-circular arc of orthostatic walling, 1.5 meters wide, 8.0 meters in diameter. Possibly unfinished since there is no indication of terracing or infill between the orthostats. (1977)

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 58, map 54, Figure 54.17 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Hut circle 8 comprises a partial arc of stones indicating either that the hut was never finished or that it may have been deliberately demolished at some point.

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

Hut circle visible on modern mapping.

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

Part of hut circle visible on aerial photograph.

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

Part of hut circle shown on survey.

Newman, P., 2018, The Upper Erme Valley, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: An Archaeological Survey, Appendix 1, Figure 16 (Report - Survey). SDV362921.

A disturbed hut circle on the moderate eastern slope of Erme Plains, 190 metres east of the River Erme. One of a group of eight huts forming an unenclosed settlement (MDV4324). The hut has been robbed of stone, with only an 11 metre arc of bare boulders surviving in situ.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV156567Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950-1977. SX66SW8. 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. 58, map 54, Figure 54.17.
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.

Associated Monuments

MDV4324Part of: Hut circle settlement on the western slope of Quickbeam Hill in the Erme Valley, Harford (Monument)
MDV4328Related to: Features to west of hut settlement in the Erme Valley (Monument)
MDV4330Related to: Hut circle in prehistoric unenclosed hut circle settlement in the Erme Valley, Harford (Monument)
MDV79059Related to: Hut circle in prehistoric unenclosed hut circle settlement in the Erme Valley, Harford (Monument)
MDV19972Related to: Hut circle in prehistoric unenclosed hut circle settlement in the Erme Valley, Harford (Monument)
MDV4246Related to: Hut circle in prehistoric unenclosed hut circle settlement in the Erme Valley, Harford (Monument)
MDV4325Related to: Hut circle in prehistoric unenclosed hut circle settlement in the Erme Valley, Harford (Monument)
MDV4326Related to: Hut circle in prehistoric unenclosed hut circle settlement in the Erme Valley, Harford (Monument)
MDV4327Related to: Hut circle in prehistoric unenclosed hut circle settlement in the Erme Valley, Harford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Jan 17 2020 10:48AM