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HER Number:MDV48271
Name:Hut circle on Conies Down

Summary

A disturbed hut circle on the steep east flank of Conies Down, 250 metres east-north-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 105
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/122/6
  • Old SAM Ref: 22258
  • Pastscape: 1065412
  • 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 SX59127923. Internal diameter 3.4 metres. Coursed wall 1.0 metre wide, 0.6 metres high.


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

Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey visit. As described in 1994. All stones are earthfast and the feature is well protected 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 disturbed hut circle on the steep east flank of Conies Down, 250 metres east-north-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 59147919. A disturbed hut circle on the steep east flank of Conies Down, 250 metres east-north-east of Conies Down Tor. The hut measures 2.5 metres (north-south) by 3.4 metres internally with walls formed of upright slabs and boulders, 1.2 metres wide and 0.4 metres high. The south-east quadrant has been partially destroyed and there is no obvious entrance.
Several other hut circles (SX 57 NE 103, 104, 108, 109 and 110) and a cairn (SX 57 NE 106) lie within a 250 metres 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.
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: #112824 ]
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)
MDV48267Related to: Hut circle east of Conies Down Tor (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