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HER Number:MDV4604
Name:Hut circle 6, Merrrivale settlement

Summary

Hut circle 6 (or E – Ordnance Survey); part of the settlement north of the road. Within the guardianship area managed by Dartmoor National Park Authority.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 556 750
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/34/1
  • 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, SX57SE19 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV219145.

Hut circle E; one of a group of thirty eight huts and three enclosures. A large hut circle, composed of very large boulders, its condition is very good and the structure measures 8.5 meters in diameter, with the walls standing to an average height of 0.5 meters, although to a maximum height of 1.0 meter in places. The entrance is probably on the south-western side.

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 (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Recorded during the 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.

Large hut circle within partially enclosed settlement, terraced into hillslope with a simple plan and double orthostat walling. Internal diameter of the hut measures 8.0 meters, while the wall is 1.8 meters wide and remains to a height of 1.0 meters. South-facing gap in the wall may represent a doorway.

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

Hut circle number 6 (SX55657507). Measures 7.9 meters in diameter internally and walls survive to a height of 0.9 meters and width of 1.3 meters with a blocked entrance. Other details: 12 (Fig 4).

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

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, MER-26 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 19/10/2019. Hut circle covered with grass with gorse outcrops. Overall condition very good. Photo taken.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, MER-26 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photo looking 050° showing grass cover with gorse outcrops.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219145Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. 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..
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
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.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. MER-26.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. MER-26.

Associated Monuments

MDV4897Part of: Merrivale hut circle settlement (Monument)
MDV4612Related to: Enclosure with hut circle, Merrivale settlement (Monument)
MDV4614Related to: Hut circle 7, Merrrivale settlement (Monument)
MDV20665Related to: Warrener's House, Merrivale Warren (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4830 - Survey of guardianship area, Merrivale

Date Last Edited:Oct 25 2019 3:01PM