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HER Number:MDV4680
Name:Two possible huts in settlement north of Stonetor Hill

Summary

Two huts or small structures recorded by Gerrard in 1997 incorporated into the north-south field wall. Referred to by the Royal Commission in 1991 survey as triangular structures of unknown purpose.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 646 860
Map Sheet:SX68NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishGidleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX68NW20
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NW/35
  • Pastscape: 443726

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE? (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951, SX68NW20 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV235594.

(13/9/1951) Hut A. Remains of hut circle at SX 6468 8605. Mainly turf-covered and has been robbed of some of the stones. The walls contain some fairly large blocks of granite. Diameter 5.0 metres and height 0.3 metres. Entrance possibly on the SE side. (not shown by the reviser).


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP144074-75, 1997 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

SX 6466 8604 (National Monuments Record: 20.8). Diameter 4.0 metres, single orthostat wall 0.9 metres wide, 0.5 metres high. Internal area 12.56 metres. Butted to field boundary.
SX 6466 8604 (National Monuments Record: 20.9). Measures 4.0 by 2.6 metres, single orthostat wall 0.9 metres wide, 0.4 metres high. Internal area 10.4 metres. Oriented north-south. Butted to field boundary. Doorway to 160 degrees (south-south-east), 1.5 metres wide, flanked by stones on both sides.
Gerrard's plan shows these huts incorporated into the north-south field wall.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 188-9, Map 37.4 (Monograph). SDV219155.

One hut depicted here by Butler.


Probert, S. A. J., 1991, Shovel Down Survey (Report - Survey). SDV359365.

(14/8/1991) Two structures within a well-developed area of Shovel Down Parallel Reave System on the moderate slope on the east flank of Langridge.
The two triangular structures (8) and (9) lie adjacent to a field boundary. Their function is unclear. See Royal Commission survey 'Shovel Down' at 1:2500 scale.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 188-9, Map 37.4.
SDV235594Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951. SX68NW20. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP144074-75, 1997. [Mapped feature: #119279 ]
SDV359365Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 1991. Shovel Down Survey. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV4401Part of: Hut Settlement on Shovel Down north of Stonetor Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 9 2019 3:31PM