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HER Number:MDV48275
Name:Hut circle west of the Cowsic River

Summary

A hut circle located on a steep western slope of the Cowsic River.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 591 793
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57NE109
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/124
  • Old SAM Ref: 22255
  • Pastscape: 1065425
  • 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 SX59127936. Internal diameter 3.5 metres. Rubble bank wall 1.2 metres wide, 0.6 metres high. South wall comprises large earthfast boulder. Doorway to north-east.


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

As described in 1994. Hut is in an area of short grass and is 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.

A hut circle located on a steep western slope of the Cowsic River.


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

Depicted on the modern mapping.


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

SX 59137937. A hut circle located on a steep east-facing slope above the right bank of the Cowsic River, some 350 metres north-east of Conies Down Tor. The sloping interior of the hut measures 3.5 metres (north-south) by 2.8 metres and is enclosed by a crude circle of upright and leaning slabs standing to a maximum of 0.6 metres high. The front (east) wall has apparently collapsed down the slope and all that now survives is a slight stony rim. There is no obvious entrance.
Several other hut circles (SX 57 NE 103, 104, 105, 108 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.
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)
MDV48276Related to: Hut circle and enclosure west of the Cowsic River (Monument)
MDV48269Related to: Pair of huts 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 12:12PM