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HER Number:MDV4600
Name:Hut circle 2, Merrrivale settlement

Summary

Hut circle 2 (or A - Ordnance Survey); part of the settlement north of the road. Within the guardianship area managed by Dartmoor National Park Authority.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 555 751
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 440079
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/33
  • Old SAM County Ref: 332
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 12/01/1996
  • Old SAM Ref: 24191

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950 - 1955, SX57SE19 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV219145.

Hut circle A measures 8.0 meters in diameter, with an average wall height of 0.5 meters. This circle is composed of large granite boulders, some of which are 0.7 – 0.8 meters in height. Its condition is fairly good and has an entrance on the south side.


Grinsell, L. V., 1970, Discovering Regional Archaeology: South Western England (Monograph). SDV304192.

Other details: 22.


National Monuments Record, 1976, National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph (Aerial Photograph). SDV345011.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Recorded in Aerial Photograph Project.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North (Monograph). SDV219155.

Other details: 72-75.


Gerrard, S., 1994, MPP/133501 (Site Visit). SDV219156.

Hut circle within a large partially enclosed settlement. Terraced into the hill slope and is of the simple plan, single and double orthostat walling type. Interior measures 5.6 meters in diameter and is defined by a 1.5 meter wide wall standing up to 0.8 meters high. A linear rubble scatter, leading south-south-west for 15 meters from this building may represent a boundary wall.


Probert, S. A. J., 2000, The Merrivale Guardianship Area, Walkhampton, Devon (Report - Survey). SDV344969.

Hut circle number 2 (SX55577510). Measures 6.6 meters in diameter internally and walls survive to a height of 0.6 meters and width of 1.1 meters with a possible entrance on the south side. Other details: 12 (Fig 4).


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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219145Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950 - 1955. SX57SE19. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume.
SDV219156Site Visit: Gerrard, S.. 1994. MPP/133501. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset..
SDV304192Monograph: Grinsell, L. V.. 1970. Discovering Regional Archaeology: South Western England. Discovering Regional Archaeology: South Western England. Unknown.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #92681 ]
SDV344969Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 2000. The Merrivale Guardianship Area, Walkhampton, Devon. English Heritage. 1247982. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.
SDV345011Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. SX5575/1/433. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV4897Part of: Merrivale hut circle settlement (Monument)
MDV4601Related to: Hut circle 3, Merrrivale settlement (Monument)
MDV4602Related to: Hut circle 4, Merrrivale settlement (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4830 - Survey of guardianship area, Merrivale

Date Last Edited:Nov 13 2015 9:12AM