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HER Number:MDV43909
Name:Hut circle 13, Grimspound settlement

Summary

Hut circle 13; one of 24 hut circles set within a walled Bronze Age enclosure at Grimspound. This circle measures 4.0 meters in diameter. Located within the guardianship area managed by Dartmoor National Park Authority.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 701 808
Map Sheet:SX78SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SW/49/16
  • 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 13. Cattle pen or store.


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 13 has an unclear shape but the only slight curvature of the west side suggests it was not circular. It measures approximately 4.0 meters in diameter; with walls 0.2 meters high. Two, possibly three edge-set slabs are visible, otherwise only a few partially concealed stones can be seen, forming a vague structure. Probably not excavated in 1894.


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

Hut circle terraced into the hill slope and of the simple plan and single orthostat walling type. The interior of the circle is 4.0 meters in diameter and is defined by a 0.8 meter wide wall standing up to 0.2 meters high. Probably not excavated by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, although they did interpret it as a cattle pen. Other details: MPP/140317 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: #92002 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV8778Part of: Grimspound enclosed settlement, Manaton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 6 2017 3:37PM