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HER Number:MDV48267
Name:Hut circle east of Conies Down Tor

Summary

A hut circle on the very steep east flank of Conies Down, 275 metres east of the tor.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 591 791
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 NE 104
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/122/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 22253
  • Pastscape: 1065402
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

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., 21/4/1992 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Hut circle at SX59177919. Internal diameter 4.0 metres. Rubble bank wall 1.8 metres wide, 0.6 metres high. Part of unenclosed dispersed settlement.


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

Merrivale range Baseline Condition Survey visit. As described in 1994. The feature is almost totally disguised by turf.


Newman , P., 2018, Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation (Report - Survey). SDV361635.

A hut circle on the very steep east flank of Conies Down, 275 metres east of the tor.


Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Depicted on the modern mapping.


National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape, 1994 data (Website). SDV360651.

SX 59187914. A hut circle on the very steep east flank of Conies Down, 275 metres east of Conies Down Tor. The site survives as a levelled circular platform, 2.4 metres in diameter, with a revetment, 0.5 metres high, forming the west (upslope) side. A low stony rim marks the east edge. There is no obvious entrance.
Several other hut circles (SX 57 NE 103, 105, 108, 109, 110) and a cairn (SX 57 NE 106) lie within a 300 metre radius of this feature on the same slope (citing Probert, S. A. J., 19/09/1994, Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 21/4/1992.
SDV346874Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2004. Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. Unknown. 30/11/2004.
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 1994 data.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV361635Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2018. Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation. Southwest Landscape Investigations. A4 Comb Bound.

Associated Monuments

MDV48266Part of: Group of hut circles north-east of Conies Down Tor (Monument)
MDV48273Related to: Hut circle east of Conies Down Tor (Monument)
MDV48271Related to: Hut circle on Conies Down (Monument)
MDV48272Related to: Natural feature east of Conies Down Tor (Monument)
MDV48268Related to: Round cairn 600 metres south-west of Beardown Man (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7441 - Condition survey of the archaeological sites of Merrivale Training Area
  • EDV7570 - Condition survey of Merrivale Range training area

Date Last Edited:Aug 7 2018 1:11PM