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HER Number:MDV43607
Name:Hut south of oval enclosure at Drizzlecombe

Summary

One of three impressive unenclosed hut circles lie to the south-east of enclosures MDV4046 and MDV3443. This hut has an internal diameter from 6.0m to 7.0m, with a strong wall of inner and outer facing slabs up to 0.9m high and an entrance on the downhill side.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 594 670
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56NE90
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/137/2
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/540
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 24104
  • Old SAM Ref: 10764
  • Old SAM Ref: 24014(P)
  • Pastscape: 438758

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX56NE90 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV235552.

(Visited 19/5/1950) Hut circle B, (diameter 9.5 metres) one of four hut circles with enclosure. Walls (width 2.0 metres, height 600 millimetres) composed of turf covered stones, entrance to south. A fine example of a hut circle.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Hut circle visible on aerial photograph.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 133434 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 12th March 1993. Hut circle forming part of a cluster of Neolithic and Bronze Age settlement and ritual features including 5 enclosures, a large number of associated stone hut circles, 3 stone alignments and at least 22 cairns. This stone hut circle is located north of an enclosure. It is terraced into the hillslope and is of the simple plan, rubble bank and earthwork walling type. Interior measures 7 metres in diameter and is defined by a 2 metre wide wall standing up to 0.8 metres high. A south facing, 1 metre wide gap in the surrounding wall is lined by slabs on the west side and represents the original doorway.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 128, Figure 49.13, Map 49 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Free-standing Hut Circle (15) of 7.6 metres diameter to the north-east of Drizzlecombe Prehistoric Enclosure (C). The hut circle is turf covered with an entrance facing south-east.

Environment Agency WMS, 1998-2016, LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution) (Cartographic). SDV360208.

Hut circle visible on Lidar data.

Fletcher, M. + Newman, P. + Probert, S., 1999, Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor areas in the Plym Valley, West Devon (Report - Survey). SDV346268.

(09/08/1999) One of three impressive unenclosed hut circles lie to the south-east of enclosures MDV4046 and MDV3443.
SX 5947 6708. Internal diameter from 6.0m to 7.0m, with a strong wall of inner and outer facing slabs up to 0.9m high and an entrance on the downhill side.

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

Circular feature visible on aerial photograph.

Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England, 1014145 (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

The eastern of 3 hut circles.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, UP-DZ 25 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 08/02/2020. Overall condition moderate. Photo taken.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, UP-DZ 25 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photo looking 180° showing grass/moss and bracken cover with reeds against NE edge of cairn.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 128, Figure 49.13, Map 49.
SDV235552Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX56NE90. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 133434.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV346268Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. + Newman, P. + Probert, S.. 1999. Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor areas in the Plym Valley, West Devon. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A4 Comb Bound.
SDV360208Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 1998-2016. LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. [Mapped feature: #112930 ]
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1014145.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UP-DZ 25.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UP-DZ 25.

Associated Monuments

MDV3337Related to: Enclosure north-east of the Drizzlecombe stone rows (Monument)
MDV3446Related to: Hut north of enclosure at Drizzlecombe (Monument)
MDV43606Related to: Hut north-east of enclosure at Drizzlecombe (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4966 - Survey of Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor
  • EDV8155 - Plym Valley Survey

Date Last Edited:Feb 13 2020 10:56AM