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HER Number:MDV43902
Name:Hut circle 6, Grimspound settlement


Hut circle 6; one of 24 hut circles set within a walled Bronze Age enclosure at Grimspound. This circle measures 2.5 – 3.0 meters in diameter. Located within the guardianship area managed by Dartmoor National Park Authority.


Grid Reference:SX 700 808
Map Sheet:SX78SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SW/49/9
  • Old SAM County Ref: 142
  • Old SAM Ref: 22212

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Baring Gould, S., 1894, 1st Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee: The Exploration of Grimspound, 101-121 (Article in Serial). SDV304196.

Hut 6 has a hearthstone in the centre and one remaining door jamb. Charcoal, a piece of flint and a flint scraper were found during the excavation.

Baring Gould, S., 1895, Second Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, 82-83 (Article in Serial). SDV271711.

Pattison, P., 1991, A Survey of Grimspound, Manaton Parish, Devon, 6 (Report - Survey). SDV304224.

Hut 6 is circular and measures 2.5 – 3.0 meters in diameter; with walls 1.2 meters wide and 0.3 meters high. The wall consists of a low stony bank with internal facing of edge-set slabs on the southern arc. The north side has been disturbed with only one facing stone visible. Probable entrance to the north-west of the circle. On its north-east side a large recumbent stone is probably the jamb referred to in 1894. No visible internal detail. Visitor erosion to the south of the circle.

Gerrard, S., 1995, 140322 (Site Visit). SDV321021.

Hut circle at SX70088087 (sic), terraced into the hill slope. The circle is of simple plan and rubble bank walling type. The interior measures 3.0 meters in diameter and is defined by a 1.4 meter wide wall standing up to 0.5 meters high. A 1.0 meter wide west north-west facing gap in the surrounding wall defined on the north-east side by a large recumbent stone may represent the original doorway. This hut was excavated by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee in 1894. This work revealed a central hearthstone, charcoal and two flints, one of which was a scraper. Other details: MPP-140302 11/1/1995.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV271711Article in Serial: Baring Gould, S.. 1895. Second Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 27. Digital. 82-83.
SDV304196Article in Serial: Baring Gould, S.. 1894. 1st Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee: The Exploration of Grimspound. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 26. A4 Comb Bound. 101-121.
SDV304224Report - Survey: Pattison, P.. 1991. A Survey of Grimspound, Manaton Parish, Devon. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 6.
SDV321021Site Visit: Gerrard, S.. 1995. 140322. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset..

Associated Monuments

MDV8778Part of: Grimspound enclosed settlement, Manaton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 6 2017 3:34PM