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HER Number:MDV43905
Name:Hut circle 9, Grimspound settlement

Summary

Hut circle 9; one of 24 hut circles set within a walled Bronze Age enclosure at Grimspound. This circle measures 3.0 meters in diameter and has no internal evidence of occupation. Located within the guardianship area managed by Dartmoor National Park Authority.

Location

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

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SW/49/12
  • 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 9 revealed no trace of habitation. Natural rock had been used for sides in three places.


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


Ordnance Survey, 1953, SX78SW11 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV304167.


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

Hut 9 is sub-circular in shape and measures 3.0 meters in diameter; with walls 0.45 meters high. It is discernible as a slight platform and a surviving ring composed of natural boulders and large recumbent stones. There are no visible facing stones and several stones on the north-west side appear to be displaced. There is a possible entrance on the south-western side, but no jambs or lintel remain. No internal features are visible. The circle shows evidence of slight visitor erosion.


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

Hut circle terraced into the hill slope. Circle is of simple plan and single orthostat walling type. The interior measures 3.0 meters in diameter and is defined by a 1.5 meter wide wall standing up to 0.45 meters high. A 1.0 meter wide south-west facing gap in the surrounding wall may represent an original doorway. A 2.0 meter wide and 0.3 meter high lynchet linking this hut to hut (PRN 43906) may represent the site of an internal partition within this enclosure. This hut was excavated by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee in 1894, but no traces of human occupation were found. Other details: MPP/140314 11/1/1996.


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

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.
SDV304167Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey. 1953. SX78SW11.
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..
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #91998 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV8778Part of: Grimspound enclosed settlement, Manaton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 6 2017 3:33PM