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HER Number:MDV43917
Name:Hut circle 21, Grimspound settlement


Hut circle 21; one of 24 hut circles set within a walled Bronze Age enclosure at Grimspound. This circle measures 2.5 – 2.75 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/49/24
  • 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

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 21 measures 2.5 - 2.75 meters in diameter; with walls 0.2 meters high. The original shape of the hut is unclear, but surviving stones adopt a sub-circular plan. The wall is fragmented and a mostly displaced ring of large stones and boulders, though a small portion of associated earth and stone bank material remains on the north-west. No entrance can be traced and there are no visible internal features. Hut 20 lies immediately to the west; the two may have been conjoined. No record of excavation.

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

One of two hut circles (see also PRN43916). Both are terraced into the hill slope and are of the single orthostat walling type. The relationship between the two buildings is unclear and they may either have been free-standing or conjoined. The interior of the eastern hut measures 2.75 meters in diameter and the surrounding wall is 1.0 meter wide and stands 0.2 meters high. This building was not excavated by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee. Other details: MPP/140308 11/1/1996.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV304167Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey. 1953. SX78SW11.
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: #92011 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV8778Part of: Grimspound enclosed settlement, Manaton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 14 2010 10:53AM