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HER Number:MDV4615
Name:Hut circle 11, Merrivale Settlement

Summary

Hut circle 11 (or Z – Ordnance Survey); part of the settlement to the south of the road. Measures 5.7 metres in diameter internally and walls survive to a height of 0.6 metres and width of 1.5 metres.

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/40/1
  • Old SAM County Ref: 332
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 12/01/1996
  • Old SAM Ref: 24191

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Worth, R. H., 1943, The Prehistoric Pounds of Dartmoor (Article in Serial). SDV320337.

Other details: 281 (fig 6).

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

Hut circle Z is of double walled type, measuring 6.0 metres in diameter, with 1.5 metre wide walls surviving to a height of 0.4 metres. This circle has been pillaged for stone on north side, possibly for road construction. Entrance on south side, where there are several large boulders built into the wall. Condition fair.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Not visible on Royal Air Force vertical photographs.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 72-74, Map 30, fig 30.5 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Butler's hut 6 (5.6 metres in diameter).

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, earthwork and double orthostat walling type. Interior measures 5.6 metres in diameter and is defined by a 1.6 metre wide wall standing up to 1.0 metre high, except on the north where the wall partly underlies material upcast during the construction of the nearby highway. A south-facing gap in the surrounding wall, lined with slabs on both sides represents the doorway.

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

Hut circle number 11 (SX55617502). Measures 5.7 metres in diameter internally and walls survive to a height of 0.6 metres and width of 1.5 metres. Other details: 12 (Fig 4).

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Visible on the aerial photography.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, MER-3 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 18/09/2019. Hut circle covered with grass with gorse outcrops . Overall condition good. Photo taken.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, MER-3 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photo looking 290° 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. 72-74, Map 30, fig 30.5.
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.
SDV320337Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1943. The Prehistoric Pounds of Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 75. A5 Hardback.
SDV344969Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 2000. The Merrivale Guardianship Area, Walkhampton, Devon. English Heritage. 1247982. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #121741 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. MER-3.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. MER-3.

Associated Monuments

MDV4897Part of: Merrivale hut circle settlement (Monument)
MDV4616Related to: Hut circle AA, Merrivale 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:Sep 23 2019 10:28AM