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HER Number:MDV4620
Name:Hut circle 13, Merrivale Settlement

Summary

Hut circle 13 (or MM – Ordnance Survey); part of the settlement to the south of the road. Measures 7.4 metres in diameter internally and walls survive to a height of 0.5 metres and width of 1.6 metres. Circle has been heavily disturbed. On the north-west side a 1.7 metre wide and 0.3 metre high slope denotes the original position of the wall.

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/41/2
  • Old SAM County Ref: 332
  • 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.

Remains of hut circle MM, measuring 8.5 metres in diameter, with a 1.5 metre wide wall, remaining to a height of 0.5 metres. Circle is large and of double walled type. Only the southern arc of the wall remains, as it has been much pillaged. Condition is poor and entrance is not apparent.

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

Not visible to record during the Aerial Photograph Project.

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 (SX55527505) 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 metres in diameter and is defined by a 1.6 metre wide wall standing up to 0.8 metres high, except on the north-west side where a 1.7 metre wide and 0.3 metre high slope denotes the original position of the wall.

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

Hut circle number 13 (SX 5552 7506). Measures 7.4 metres in diameter internally and walls survive to a height of 0.5 metres and width of 1.6 metres. Circle has been heavily disturbed. Other details: 12 (Fig 4).

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

Southern, curved wall of the hut visible on the aerial photograph.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, MER-2 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

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

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, MER-2 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photo looking 300° showing grass cover with a few 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.
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.
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: #121737 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. MER-2.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. MER-2.

Associated Monuments

MDV4897Part of: Merrivale hut circle settlement (Monument)
MDV53404Related to: Hut circle 37, Merrivale Settlement (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4830 - Survey of guardianship area, Merrivale

Date Last Edited:Sep 23 2019 10:16AM