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HER Number:MDV4388
Name:Hut circle settlement on north-east slope of Steeperton Tor


Three enclosures and seventeen hut circles, on ne slope of steeperton tor.


Grid Reference:SX 621 890
Map Sheet:SX68NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NW/22
  • Old SAM Ref: 28722
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSED HUT CIRCLE SETTLEMENT (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description


Vis=est -/-/1998 (gerrard, s. ) see subsheets (mpp).

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=15/8/1950 (os) remains of enclosures with fragmentary walls composed of partly heather covered stones.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV242752.

Three enclosures and seventeen hut circles, on ne slope of steeperton tor.

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV242754.

Hut b. Few stones remaining. Hut c. Composed of partly turf covered stones and no entrance visible. Hut d+e. Walling very fragmentary with few stones remaining. Huts h+i. Fragmentary walling, no entries visible. Huts j+k+l. Walls of stones and turf, no entrances visible. Huts m+n. Composed of usual turf covered stones and no entrances visible. Huts a+f. Outside enclosures to the n, northerly enclosure contains huts b,c,d+e central enclosure contains huts g,i,l,k+m. Huts h+j are outside it abutting onto its wall. Huts n,o,p+q are outside to the s. This is an agglomerated enclosure of three elements with nine internal hut circles visible on the nmr 1979 ap. Six hut circles are visible lying outside the enclosure (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV242756.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV242757.

Baring gould, s. /book of dartmoor/(1900)149.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV242758.

Aph=raf/cpe/uk/2082 4379-80 19/5/1947.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV242759.

Aph=nmr sf1510/374-6(26/4/1979).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV242760.

Price, d. G. /tda/117(1985)129-138/changing perceptions of prehistoric tinning on dartmoor.

English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345521.

Survey data aligns with the 2010 aerial photography of this site, which is slightly further north than appears on MasterMap (and the scheduling polygon). Map object based on this source.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

The aerial photography shows this site fairly clearly and MasterMap is not apparently that accurate at this location. This source agrees with the survey data. Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV242752Migrated Record:
SDV242754Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV242756Migrated Record:
SDV242757Migrated Record:
SDV242758Aerial Photograph:
SDV242759Aerial Photograph:
SDV242760Migrated Record:
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 11 2013 11:17AM