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HER Number:MDV4608
Name:HUT CIRCLE in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest


One of a group of five hut circles and enclosure. Hut a.


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

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/37/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 24201

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description


Vis=8/9/1994 (gerrard) the western of 3 buildings linked by an enclosure boundary wall and forms an outlying part of a large partially enclosed hut. It is terraced into the hillside and is of the simple plan and single orthostat walling type. The interior measures 8.4m in diam and the surrounding 1.7m wide wall stands up to 0.8m high. A s facing gap in the hut wall is lined on both sides with stone slabs and may represent an original doorway (mpp).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV235281.

One of a group of five hut circles and enclosure. Hut a.

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV235283.

Vis=recorded (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV235285.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV235286.

Aph=nmr sx5575/2/435(22/4/1976).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV235287.

Aph=nmr sx5575/1/433(22/4/1976).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV235288.

Butler, j. /dartmoor atlas of antiquities/2(1991)73;30.5.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV235289.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=21/8/1950 (os) double wall type, diameter 10.5m wall width 1.5m and height 0.6m, composed largely of very large slabs of granite. Condition good, entrance on s side. Hut built against the wall of enclosure d (os).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV235281Migrated Record:
SDV235283Report - Survey: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV235285Migrated Record:
SDV235286Aerial Photograph:
SDV235287Aerial Photograph:
SDV235288Migrated Record:
SDV235289Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. OSA. Card Index.
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 24 2019 10:50AM