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HER Number:MDV48276
Name:Hut circle and enclosure west of the Cowsic River

Summary

A hut circle and fragments of an enclosure wall on the slopes of Conies Down Tor, west 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: SX 57 NE 108
  • National Monuments Record: SX57NE68
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/124/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 22255
  • Pastscape: 1065423
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))
  • 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.

Rectangular enclosure at SX59127936. Measures 24 metres east-west by 32 metres north-south internally. Rubble wall 1.5 metres thick, 0.3 metres high except on north side where a rock outcrop provides a natural barrier. Possible entrance to south-east. Contains hut circle.


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

As described in 1994. In a stable condition in an area of short grass.


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 and fragments of an enclosure wall on the slopes of Conies Down Tor, west of the Cowsic River.


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

Hut is shown on the modern mapping, to the north of the location given by 2018 survey.


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

Centred SX 59147932. A hut circle and disturbed rectangular enclosure, adjacent to an unnamed hillside tor, are situated on a steep east-facing slope, 325 metres north-east of Conies Down Tor. The hut, at SX59137934, measures 3.3 metres (north-south) by 2.7 metres; it has a level interior and walls 1.2 metres wide and 0.3 metres high. The wall bounding the south-east quadrant comprises part of a small hillside tor which extends to the east beyond the hut. There is no obvious entrance. South of the tor and its associated rock scatter are several low, stony banks each about 1.0 metres wide and 0.4 metres high. They form the sides of a small rectangular enclosure measuring 32 metres (north-south) by 25 metres (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.
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. [Mapped feature: #112812 ]

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)

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 11:46AM