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HER Number:MDV4699
Name:Hut circle 'S' within settlement south-west of Stonetor Hill, Dartmoor Forest


Hut circle 'S' of 3.9 metres diameter with walls 1.8 metres wide by 0.6 metres high forming part of settlement to the south-west of Stonetor Hill


Grid Reference:SX 646 851
Map Sheet:SX68NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX68NW21.3
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NW/44/1
  • 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

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

(13/09/1951) Hut S. SX 6464 8519 One of 24 hut circles with enclosures. Diameter 5m, height 0.5m. Walls completely turf covered except for one stone standing upright on north side.

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 N outside the reave system.
The largely ovoid huts form three distinctive groups; this hut belongs to the first group A) Ten huts 1-10 and associated enclosures abutting the terminal reave or situated just inside the reave system. Hut at SX 6464 8518.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 144029 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(1997 ) SX 6464 8520. (NMR 21.3) Hut circle forming part of settlement at Stonetor Brook Head. Diameter 3.9m. Earthwork and single orthostat wall 1.8m wide, 0.6m high. Internal area 11.93m.

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

Hut circle to the north-east of the 'axial reave' at 'Stonetor Brookhead settlement'.

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

Hut circle shown on survey.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015 onwards, 2015 onward Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV362959.

Visible on aerial photograph.

Ordnance Survey, 2023, Mastermap 2023 (Cartographic). SDV365227.

Hut circle shown on modern mapping.

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.
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.
SDV266651Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951. SX68NW21. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. Hut S.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 144029.
SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV362959Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015 onwards. 2015 onward Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #127740 ]
SDV365227Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2023. Mastermap 2023. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. 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)
MDV4700Related to: Hut circle 'T' within settlement south-west of Stonetor Hill, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV4701Related to: Hut circle 'U' within settlement south-west of 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:Jun 30 2023 4:14PM