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HER Number:MDV4621
Name:Hut circle 15, Merrivale Settlement

Summary

Hut circle 15 (or NN – Ordnance Survey); part of the settlement to the south of the road. Terraced into the hill slope and is of the simple plan and single orthostat walling type. Measures 6.1 metres in diameter internally and walls survive to a height of 0.3 metres and width of 0.8 metres. Circle is within enclosure MDV4913.

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/41/3
  • 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 NN measures 6.5 metres in diameter, with 1.25 metre wide walls, remaining to a height of 0.4 metres. Circle is of double walled type, with no entrance apparent. Condition is fair.

1976, SX5575 (Aerial Photograph). SDV345021.

Visible on aerial photograph. Other details: SX5575/1/433 (22/04/1976).

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

Recorded 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 (SX55467503) within a large partially enclosed settlement. Terraced into the hill slope and is of the simple plan and single orthostat walling type. Interior measures 5.6 metres in diameter and is defined by a 1.5 metre wide wall standing up to 0.4 metres high.

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

Hut circle number 15 (SX55467503). Measures 6.1 metres in diameter internally and walls survive to a height of 0.3 metres and width of 0.8 metres. Circle is within enclosure.

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

Visited 18/09/2019. Unable to identify hut circle in vicinity of given grid ref.

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.
SDV345021Aerial Photograph: 1976. SX5575. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. 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)
MDV4618Related to: Hut circle 16, Merrivale Settlement (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4830 - Survey of guardianship area, Merrivale

Date Last Edited:Sep 23 2019 10:12AM