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HER Number:MDV48269
Name:Pair of huts above the Cowsic River

Summary

Two adjoining hut circles situated on a steep east-facing slope above the Cowsic River.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 591 794
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 110
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/122/4
  • Old SAM Ref: 22256
  • Pastscape: 1065594
  • 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 SX59127942. Internal diameter 4.0 metres. Single orthostat wall 1.8 metres wide, 0.7 metres high. On north side of dispersed unenclosed settlement.


Newman, P., 2004, Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey, 10/08/2004 (Report - Survey). SDV346874.

As described in 1994. In are of short grass and in a stable condition.


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.

Two adjoining hut circles situated on a steep east-facing slope above the Cowsic River.


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

Pair of huts depicted on the modern mapping.


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

SX 59117944. Two adjoining hut circles situated on a steep east-facing slope above the Cowsic River, 400 metres north-north-east of Conies Down Tor. Both huts appear to be relatively unsophisticated, comprising oval interiors surrounded by crude walls of upright and fallen slabs and boulders standing up to 0.4 metres high. The interiors have not been levelled and there are no obvious entrances. The largest hut measures 3.3 metres (east-west) by 3.2 metres while its companion is 2.5 metres (north-south) by 1.7 metres; the latter adjoins the south-western side of the former and may have been an annexe.
These huts are near, but not physically connected, to several others (SX 57 NE 103, 104, 105, 108, and 109) and a cairn (SX 57 NE 106) on the same slope to the south (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. 10/08/2004.
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. [Mapped feature: #112820 ]
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)
MDV48275Related to: Hut circle west of the Cowsic River (Monument)
MDV122627Related to: Rectangular building platform above the Cowsic River (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 3:01PM