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HER Number:MDV4687
Name:Hut circle 'E' in settlement south-west of Stonetor Hill, Dartmoor Forest


Hut circle 'E' of 2.9 metres diameter with walls 1 metre wide by 0.4 metres high within settlement south-west of Stonetor Hill


Grid Reference:SX 644 852
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 21.21
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NW/37/4
  • Old SAM Ref: 28663
  • Pastscape: 443727

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

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

(13/09/1951) SX 6448 8521 Hut E. One of 24 hut circles with enclosures. Completely covered by heather.

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.
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.

(1997) Hut circle forming part of settlement. SX64498522 (NMR 21) diameter 2.9m wall 1m wide, 0.4m high. West side damaged, with displaced stone in interior.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 187-188, Map 37, Figure 37.3 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Hut circle on west side of an oval enclosure at 'Stonetor Brookhead settlement'.

English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Cartographic). SDV345521.

Hut circle shown on survey.

Historic England, 2023, National Heritage List for England, 1017874 (National Heritage List for England). SDV365228.

Within Scheduled area.

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: #127983 ]
SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 187-188, Map 37, Figure 37.3.
SDV224714Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 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 E.
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.
SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV365228National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2023. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1017874.

Associated Monuments

MDV58338Part of: Hut circle settlement to the south-west of Stonetor Hil, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV54494Related to: Cairn in settlement on Stonetor Hill (Monument)
MDV4688Related to: Hut circle 'F' in settlement south-west Stonetor Hill, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV29123Related to: Shovel Down reave system (west), Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8652 - Langridge Newtake, Duchy Farms Survey
  • EDV8409 - Dartmoor Royal Forest Project

Date Last Edited:Jul 4 2023 4:17PM