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HER Number:MDV4617
Name:Hut circle 5, Merrivale Settlement

Summary

Hut circle 5 (or OO – 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 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/40/3
  • 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 - 1955, SX57SE19 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV219145.

Remains of hut circle OO; a large double-walled type, measuring 8.5 meters in diameter, with 1.5 meter wide walls, remaining to a height of 0.5 meters. The wall is composed of large boulders, partly turf covered. Only the northern half of the circle remains; the southern side has been destroyed by road making. Condition of the remains good. There is no sign of entrance in existing half.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not visible on 1947 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 and double orthostat walling type. Interior measures 6.0 meters in diameter and is defined by a 2.2 meters wide wall standing up to 0.7 meters high, except on the south-western side where the construction of the highway has removed a short length of walling.


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

Hut circle number 5 (SX55577507). Measures 6.9 meters in diameter internally and walls survive to a height of 0.5 meters and width of 1.4 meters. An entrance gap exists on the south western side of the circle. 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.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #92718 ]
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)
MDV4616Related to: Hut circle AA, Merrivale Settlement (Monument)
MDV51392Related to: Modern pit, Merrivale settlement (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4830 - Survey of guardianship area, Merrivale

Date Last Edited:Nov 9 2015 3:39PM