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HER Number:MDV4684
Name:Hut B in settlement on Stonetor Hill


Hut circle within settlement on Stonetor Hill recorded by the Ordnance Survey in 1951 and later by the Royal Commission (1990) and Gerrard (1997).


Grid Reference:SX 645 853
Map Sheet:SX68NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 68 NW 21.5
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NW/37/2
  • Old SAM Ref: 28663
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX68NW21
  • Pastscape: 443727

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 13/04/1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1995, 1366-7 (Aerial Photograph). SDV224714.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951, SX68NW21, Hut B (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV266651.

(13/09/1951) SX 6453 8530 Hut B. One of 24 hut circles and enclosures. Butting against the south side of the enclosure wall. Turf covered and probably double walled type.

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

Visible on 1947 aerial photograph.

Probert, S. A. J., 1990, Field Investigation - Report available? (Report - Survey). SDV218442.

(02/05/1990) Centred SX 6454 8520. Thirty six hut circles, some associated with enclosures on the gentle north and north-east facing slopes of Langridge and the dry valley bottom above the head of Stonetor Brook.
This settlement straddles the terminal reave of a large, well preserved parallel reave system (SX 68 NW 24) which extends east towards Shovel Down. Two further, though much smaller, settlements (SX 68 NW 16 and 53) lie to the north outside the reave system.
The largely ovoid huts form three distinctive groups;
A) Ten huts 1-10 and associated enclosures abutting the terminal reave or situated just inside the reave system.
Another table of information on the site is held in the archive.

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

MPP 143998-143411 MPP 143414-143438 (1997) Hut circles forming part of settlement at Stonetor Brook Head. 41 huts identified, some of which may duplicate subsheets 1-15:
SX64508530 (NMR 21.5) diameter 4.4m wall 1.1m wide, 0.55m high. Attached to reave.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 188, Map 37.3 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Depicted by Butler in the right angle formed by the junction of two reaves.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV218442Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 1990. Field Investigation - Report available?. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Unknown. [Mapped feature: #128185 ]
SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 188, Map 37.3.
SDV224714Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 13/04/1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1995. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1366-7.
SDV266651Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951. SX68NW21. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. Hut B.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital.
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.

Associated Monuments

MDV58338Part of: Hut settlement on Stonetor Hill (Monument)
MDV4683Related to: Hut A in settlement on Stonetor Hill (Monument)
MDV29123Related to: Shovel Down reave system (west), Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 12 2021 3:51PM