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HER Number:MDV43607
Name:Hut Circle (15) north-east of Drizzlecombe Prehistoric Enclosure (C), Sheepstor

Summary

Unenclosed Hut Circle (15) to the north-east of Drizzlecombe Prehistoric Enclosure (C)

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: SX56NE92B
  • 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)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (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 (Interpretation). 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.


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

Circular feature visible on aerial photograph.


Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Hut circle shown on modern mapping.


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

The eastern of 3 hut circles.


National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape, 438758, SX56NE90 (Website). SDV360651.

Hut circle with internal diameter from 6.0 metres to 7.0 metres, with a strong wall of inner and outer facing slabs up to 0.9 metres high and an entrance on the downhill side.

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.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV360208Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 1998-2016. LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. [Mapped feature: #112930 ]
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 438758, SX56NE90.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
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).

Associated Monuments

MDV3337Related to: Drizzlecombe Prehistoric Enclosure (C), Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV3446Related to: Hut Circle (13) to the north of Drizzlecombe Prehistoric Enclosure (C). (Monument)
MDV43606Related to: Hut Circle (14) north-east of Drizzlecombe Prehistoric Enclosure (C), Sheepstor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4966 - Survey of Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor

Date Last Edited:Aug 10 2018 4:13PM