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HER Number:MDV43906
Name:Hut circle 10, Grimspound settlement

Summary

Hut circle 10; one of 24 hut circles set within a walled Bronze Age enclosure at Grimspound. This circle measures 3.6 meters in diameter and it shares a common wall with Hut 11. 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/49/13
  • 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 10. Same as hut 9. Not examined.


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 10 is a nearly circular hut measuring 3.0 -3.6 meters in diameter; with walls 0.7 meters high. The wall is faced internally with edge-set slabs on south-west, south-east and east, all but one of which now lean inwards. On the north side is a low bank of consolidated wall material. Behind the facing slabs is a jumble of packing stones and rubble fill. A large earth-fast block is utilised in the north-western arc. There is no obvious entrance to this hut and it shares a common wall with hut 11 to the north-east (sx78sw/49/14), although the precise relationship is uncertain.


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

One of two hut circles (see also PRN43907). Both are of the conjoined plan and single orthostat walling type. The interior of the western structure is 3.6 meters in diameter and is defined by a 1.5 meter wide wall standing up to 0.7 meters high. A 2.0 meter wide and 0.3 meter high lynchet linking this hut to hut (PRN43905) may represent the site of a partition within the enclosure. This circle was not excavated by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee. Other details: MPP/140315 13/3/1996.


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: #91999 ]

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