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HER Number:MDV4616
Name:Hut circle AA, Merrivale Settlement

Summary

Hut circle AA; part of the settlement to the south of the road. Hut circle is terraced into the hill slope and is of the simple plan and single orthostat walling type. Interior is oval, 5.0 metres by 3.6 metres and is defined by a 1.2 metre wide wall standing up to 0.5 metres high.

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/40/2
  • 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

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

Hut circle AA measures 5.5 metres in diameter and is in ruinous condition, marked only by a number of single stones showing above the turf. Entrance not apparent.

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.

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

(Visted 11/8/1994) Hut circle within a large partially enclosed settlement. Terraced into the hill slope and is of the simple plan and single orthostat walling type. Interior is oval, 5.0 metres by 3.6 metres and is defined by a 1.2 metre wide wall standing up to 0.5 metres high.

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 090° showing grass cover with gorse outcrops.

Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219145Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX57SE19. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
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.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
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)
MDV4615Related to: Hut circle 11, Merrivale Settlement (Monument)
MDV4617Related to: Hut circle 5, Merrivale Settlement (Monument)
MDV51392Related to: Modern pit, Merrivale settlement (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 23 2019 10:31AM