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HER Number:MDV47585
Name:Huts 22 and 23 in settlement north of White Tor


Pair of possible huts that lie at the north-eastern edge of the enclosure. Attached to the boundary wall, they lie within the area subdivided into the (later?), smaller enclosure. Hut 22 measures 2.6 metres diameter, with a level grassy interior. Adjoins Hut 23 which consists of an amorphous hollow on side of reave. Possible later clearance obscures identification.


Grid Reference:SX 543 788
Map Sheet:SX57NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record (Yes): SX 57 NW 2
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NW/51/21
  • Old SAM Ref: 22201(P)
  • Pastscape: 439726

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., (Feb 1992) (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Hut circles at SX54387886. Conjoined hut circle. Southern structure internal diameter 2.6 metres, defined by rubble wall 1.5 metres wide, 0.6 metres high. Northern structure internal diameter 2.0 metres, single orthostat wall 2.5 metres wide, 0.6 metres high. Attached to boundary wall of enclosure (MDV4162) and is therefore probably amongst the earlier huts.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 92-3, Fig 31.8 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Butler shows a pair of huts at this location.

Newman, P., 2004, Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey, 30/11/2004 (Report - Survey). SDV346874.

Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey visit. As described by the Royal Commission (1988).
Hut 22. SX 5438 7887. Measures 2.6 metres diameter; walls 0.3 metres high by 2.5 metres wide. Level grassy interior. Adjoins HUT 23.
Hut 23. SX 5438 7887. Amorphous hollow on side of reave. (?) later clearance.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Huts / stony concentrations visible on the aerial photography. Appear to lie adjacent to one another, or possibly adjoining.

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. 92-3, Fig 31.8.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. (Feb 1992).
SDV346874Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2004. Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. Unknown. 30/11/2004.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #113213 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV4162Part of: Hut Settlement north of White Tor (Monument)
MDV47584Related to: Enclosure in settlement north of White Tor (Monument)
MDV4113Related to: Great Western Reave at White Tor (Monument)
MDV47588Related to: Hut 24 in settlement north of White Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7275 - Survey of the Langstone Moor stone circle and other prehistoric monuments nearby
  • EDV7441 - Condition survey of the archaeological sites of Merrivale Training Area
  • EDV7570 - Condition survey of Merrivale Range training area

Date Last Edited:Sep 4 2018 10:07AM