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HER Number:MDV48945
Name:Stone hut circle north-east of Hentor Brook

Summary

A well-preserved hut 3.6 metres in diameter with walls 1.3 metres wide and 0.4 metres high (2002 survey). This stone hut circle lies close to the north bank of Hentor Brook and has an entrance to the south. There are other hut circles and enclosures in the vicinity.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 589 651
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 NE 81
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/173/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 10659

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950/1979, SX56NE81, Hut B (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV163217.

(02/06/1950) SX 5897 6518 Hut B. One of 4 which have averaged diameters of 5.5m, height 0.3m. No obvious entrance.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 122-3, fig 49.8 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Depicted by Butler.

Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J., 2002, Plym Valley survey (Report - Survey). SDV350782.

(22/03/2002) Centred SX 5898 6521. A cluster of six unenclosed hut circles lie in open moorland some 400m S of Hentor House. With one exception (Butler's 'cairn') the huts lie on the right bank of Hentor Brook. Most of the huts are poorly preserved, now existing as crude circles of upright stones but all are terraced into the gentle north-west facing slope to provide level interiors. One hut is adjoined by a short length of contemporary walling.
SX 5897 6519. A well-preserved hut 3.6m in diameter with walls 1.3m wide and 0.4m high.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Visible on the aerial photography.

Historic England, 2019, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV362730.

This stone hut circle lies close to the north bank of Hentor Brook and is 5m in diameter with walls of small stone and earth, 1m in thickness and 0.3m in height with an entrance to the south. There are other hut circles and enclosures in the vicinity.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 122-3, fig 49.8.
SDV163217Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950/1979. SX56NE81. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. Hut B.
SDV350782Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J.. 2002. Plym Valley survey. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #122045 ]
SDV362730National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2019. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV48947Related to: Hut north of the Hentor Brook (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8148 - The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape
  • EDV8155 - Plym Valley Survey

Date Last Edited:Oct 1 2019 1:35PM