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

Hut circle Z is of double walled type, measuring 6.0 meters in diameter, with 1.5 meter wide walls surviving to a height of 0.4 meters. 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 (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not visible on Royal Air Force vertical photographs.


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

Other details: 73.


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 meters in diameter and is defined by a 1.6 meter wide wall standing up to 1.0 meter 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 meters in diameter internally and walls survive to a height of 0.6 meters and width of 1.5 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.
SDV320337Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1943. The Prehistoric Pounds of Dartmoor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 75. A5 Hardback.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #92716 ]
SDV344969Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 2000. The Merrivale Guardianship Area, Walkhampton, Devon. English Heritage. 1247982. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV4897Part of: Merrivale hut circle settlement (Monument)
MDV20665Related to: 19th century Building, Merrivale Settlement (Monument)
MDV4616Related to: Hut circle AA, Merrivale Settlement (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4830 - Survey of guardianship area, Merrivale

Date Last Edited:Oct 8 2010 10:47AM