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HER Number:MDV48858
Name:Hut circle in settlement north of Muddilake Brook

Summary

Probable remains of a hut circle; this feature has previously been identified as a cairn. One of several associated with settlement site north of Muddilake Brook.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 627 751
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Bronze Age enclosure with hut circles and field system at Smith Hill and Muddilake with late medieval or later enclosure banks or field system and streamworking along the brook to the west

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 442828
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/253
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Worth, R. H., 1939, 58th Report on Barrows, 69 (Article in Serial). SDV266637.

Possibly the "other" cairn referred to by Worth as being robbed out and reduced to a marginal ring.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX67NW56 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV266640.

Remains of a cairn.


Royal Air Force, 1964, 6399, 032-33 (Aerial Photograph). SDV228504.

Cairn circle visible on aerial photograph (Ordnance Survey assessment of photograph). Other details: F62.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1979, SX67NW56 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV346893.

Within a field system represented by crop marks are two earth and stone circular banks. One at SX62657519 has a level interior measuring 7.7 meters in diameter with a complete perimeter bank between 0.6 meters and 2.0 meters wide and up to 0.3 meters high. There is no sign of a cist or any internal stone. Covered with long coarse grass, but the banks seem to have a stone content although the interior is clear of stone.


Fletcher, M. J., 1989, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV221643.

Bronze Age settlement site, with four identified hut circles and associated fields. The circles and the field system show up well as crop marks on the low level National Monuments Record air photographs though the field system is not traceable on the ground. This, together with the situation, a very low broad spur suggests that the circles represent huts and not robbed cairns.


Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor, 32, 67 (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

Ring cairn, Muddilake. Stone ring 11.5 meters internal diameter with bank 1.2 meters wide and 0.2 meters high. There is a 1.5 meter wide entrance on the north side. Two face-down slabs, one of quartz, at the sides of the entrance. Other details: A37.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 63 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Hut circle depicted on Butler's map. Other details: Map 29, 9.


English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345521.


Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 63.
SDV221643Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. J.. 1989. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field/Recording In. Unknown.
SDV228504Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1964. 6399. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 032-33.
SDV229817Article in Serial: Turner, J. R.. 1990. Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 48. Paperback Volume. 32, 67.
SDV266637Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1939. 58th Report on Barrows. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 71. A4 Bound. 69.
SDV266640Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX67NW56. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #93329 ]
SDV346893Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1979. SX67NW56. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments

MDV28590Part of: Settlement 200 meters north of Muddilake Brook (Monument)
MDV5894Related to: CAIRN in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV5893Related to: Hut circle in settlement north of Muddilake Brook (Monument)
MDV5895Related to: Hut circle in settlement north of Muddilake Brook (Monument)
MDV79669Related to: Hut circle in settlement north of Muddilake Brook (Monument)
MDV79670Related to: Hut circle in settlement north of Muddilake Brook (Monument)
MDV79671Related to: Hut circle in settlement north of Muddilake Brook (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 5 2016 4:20PM