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HER Number:MDV4590
Name:Hut Circle in settlement south-east of Conies Down Tor

Summary

Hut in enclosure beside stream. Measures 3.1 metres diameter (internal), 1.0 metres (wall width), 0.4 metres (wall height), no entrance. The eastern half of hut has been removed by the river.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 592 788
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57NE6
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/26/1
  • Old SAM County Ref: 550
  • Old SAM Ref: 22223
  • Pastscape: 439581

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950-1952, SX57NE6 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV275041.

Visited 27/6/1950. Hut circle C (SX59207881). One of four hut circles south-east of Conies Down Tor. Traces of associated field system. Diameter 6.0 metres, wall approximately 0.4 metres high. Composed of fairly large stones. Possible entrance to south-west.
Flimsy build, described as a shieling. Cut into by river (citing Fox, A., 1953).


Newman, P., 2004, Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey (Report - Survey). SDV346874.

An enclosed settlement consisting of five internal hut circles with two sub-divided enclosures and two external hut circles All sited on a shelf just above the west bank of the Cowsic river.


Newman , P., 2018, Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation (Report - Survey). SDV361635.

Recorded in survey; see main record.


Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Depicted on the modern mapping.


National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape, (1978 and 1994 data) (Website). SDV360651.

SX 59177882 On the south east slope of Conies Down Tor, is an enclosed settlement of seven huts with two outer huts above the enclosure. (See related records for details)
The huts are of Type 1 with internal diameters of 1.5 metres to 4.5 metres, though averaging 3.0 metres, with walling 0.7 metres thick and 0.3 metres high. They are mostly in poor condition with east-facing entrances.
The huts at SX 59207882 and SX 59207880 on the river terrace have lost part of their walling (citing Ordnance Survey 30/08/1978, Field Investigators Comments).
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Centred SX 59197884. A settlement comprising five identifiable hut circles and two sub-divided ovoid enclosures above the right bank of the Cowsic River at Broad Hole.
The huts (tabulated below) are all of relatively simple construction, most being a crude circle of stones. The interiors are generally flat with diameters in the range 2.8 metres to 4.3 metres. Entrances, where apparent, face the north-west. All huts are slightly ovoid; the internal diameters are averages and all dimensions are in metres.
Hut 2: SX 59217880 3.1 metres diameter (internal), 1.0 metres (wall width), 0.4 metres (wall height), no entrance. The eastern half of hut has been removed by the river.
(Citing Probert, S. A. J., 19/09/1994, Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV275041Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950-1952. SX57NE6. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV346874Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2004. Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. Unknown.
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. (1978 and 1994 data).
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #113030 ]
SDV361635Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2018. Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation. Southwest Landscape Investigations. A4 Comb Bound.

Associated Monuments

MDV4589Part of: Hut circle settlement south-east of Conies Down Tor (Monument)
MDV122713Related to: Hut Circle in settlement south-east of Conies Down Tor (Monument)
MDV122714Related to: Hut Circle in settlement south-east of Conies Down Tor (Monument)
MDV122715Related to: Hut Circle in settlement south-east of Conies Down Tor (Monument)
MDV4591Related to: Hut Circle in settlement south-east of Conies Down Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7441 - Condition survey of the archaeological sites of Merrivale Training Area
  • EDV7570 - Condition survey of Merrivale Range training area

Date Last Edited:Aug 21 2018 8:00AM