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HER Number:MDV4618
Name:Hut circle 16, Merrivale Settlement

Summary

Hut circle within enclosure; part of the settlement to the south of the road. The hut circle is attached to the east wall of the enclosure, and is terraced into the hill slope and is of the simple plan and double orthostat walling type. The interior measures 6.4 metres in diameter and is defined by a 2.4 metre wide wall standing up to 0.9 metres high. A west-facing gap in the surrounding wall may represent the original doorway.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 554 750
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/41
  • 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, SX57SE19 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV219145.

(21/11/1950) Hut circle ll (SX 5548 7503) measures 8.5 metres in diameter, composed of huge granite boulders set on edge on north and east sides, west and south sides are double walled. There is an entrance the south side and there may be another on the north-western side where there is a gap between two of the large stones. Condition very good.

National Monuments Record, 1976, SX5574/1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV219153.

Visible on aerial photograph.

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

Other details: 73.

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

The hut circle is attached to the east wall of the enclosure, at SX 5548 7503, and is terraced into the hill slope and is of the simple plan and double orthostat walling type. The interior measures 6.4 metres in diameter and is defined by a 2.4 metre wide wall standing up to 0.9 metres high. A west-facing gap in the surrounding wall may represent the original doorway.

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

Hut circle number 16 (SX55487503) is located within an enclosure. Measures 6.9 metres in diameter internally and walls survive to a height of 0.8 metres and width of 1.3 metres. This circle adjoins enclosure.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

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

Hut is clearly visible on the aerial photograph.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, MER-1 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 18/09/2019. Hut circle covered with grass and reeds. Overall condition very good. Photo taken.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, MER-1 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photo looking 270° showing grass and reed cover.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219145Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX57SE19. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV219153Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. SX5574/1. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown.
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..
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
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: #121735 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. MER-1.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. MER-1.

Associated Monuments

MDV4913Part of: Enclosure with two hut circles, Merrivale settlement (Monument)
MDV4897Part of: Merrivale hut circle settlement (Monument)
MDV4621Related to: Hut circle 15, Merrivale Settlement (Monument)
MDV78479Related to: Hut circle 17, Merrivale Settlement (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4830 - Survey of guardianship area, Merrivale

Date Last Edited:Sep 23 2019 10:05AM