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HER Number:MDV48274
Name:Hut circle on lower slopes of Conies Down Tor


Stone Hut Circle on lower slopes of Conies Down Tor, near enclosed settlement.


Grid Reference:SX 591 788
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57NE65
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/123
  • Old SAM Ref: 22261
  • Pastscape: 965338

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., MPP, 21/7/1992 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Hut cricle with internal diameter of 4.0 metres. Rubble bank wall 2.0 metres wide, 0.4 metres high.

Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

The stone hut circle 890m south-west of Beardown Man survives comparatively well and forms part of a discrete but more extensive dispersed settlement pattern in the upper Cowsic valley, including two large enclosed settlements, four small enclosures with single huts and a number of unenclosed stone hut circles. The monument is unusual in being sited on a relatively steep slope.
This monument includes a stone hut circle situated on a relatively steep east facing slope overlooking the River Cowsic on the lower slopes of Conies Down Tor. The structure is terraced into the hillslope and is composed of stone and earth walling. The interior of the structure measures 4m in diameter and is defined by a 2m wide wall standing up to 0.4m high.

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. MPP, 21/7/1992.
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV4589Related to: Hut circle settlement south-east of Conies Down Tor (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 20 2018 4:13PM