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HER Number:MDV4602
Name:Hut circle 4, Merrrivale settlement

Summary

Hut circle 4 (or C – Ordnance Survey) ; part of the settlement north of the road. Within the guardianship area managed by Dartmoor National Park Authority.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 555 750
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/33/2
  • 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 C measures 7.0 meters in diameter, 0.5 meters in height. One of a group of thirty eight huts and three enclosures. This hut circle is in good condition and is composed of large boulders; the entrance is to the south-east.


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

Visible on aerial photograph.


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

Recorded during Aerial Photograph Project.


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

Other details: 73-75.


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

Hut circle within large, partially enclosed settlement. The hut circle is terraced into hill slope and has a simple plan and double orthostat walling. The interior of the hut is oval, 7.4 meters by 5.8 meters and the wall is 1.6 meters wide, standing to a height of 0.7 meters.


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

Hut circle number 4 (SX55597510). Measures 6.3 meters in diameter internally and walls survive to a height of 0.4 meters and width of 1.6 meters. 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..
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: #92683 ]
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)
MDV4600Related to: Hut circle 2, Merrrivale settlement (Monument)
MDV4601Related to: Hut circle 3, Merrrivale settlement (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4830 - Survey of guardianship area, Merrivale

Date Last Edited:Oct 29 2013 2:37PM