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HER Number:MDV48954
Name:Hut circle in settlement 340 metres west of Hen Tor

Summary

One of three stone hut circles forming part of a partially enclosed stone hut circle settlement. A small hut 2.5 metres in diameter with walls 1.2 metres wide and 0.3 metres high (2002 survey).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 590 652
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/173/10
  • Old SAM Ref: 24227
  • Pastscape: 438732

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 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV163217.

(29/1/1979) Hut with two orthostats marking its entrance.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140419, (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

18/05/1995 (SX 5900 6524) Hut circle terraced into the hillslope. Simple plan and rubble bank walling type. Interior is 2.8m in diameter and is defined by a 1.3m wide wall standing up to 0.6m high. A gap in the surrounding wall faces south-west, is lined on the west side, is partly blocked by a fallen orthostat and is probably an original doorway.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 123, fig 49.8 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Depicted by Butler.

Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 143-4/ 102.514 (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

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 south 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 5899 6524. A small hut 2.5m in diameter with walls 1.2m wide and 0.3m high.

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

Possible southern curve of the hut wall visible on the aerial photography.

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. 123, fig 49.8.
SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape. 143-4/ 102.514.
SDV163217Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950/1979. SX56NE81. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140419,.
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: #122054 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV48950Related to: Hut circle in settlement 340 metres west of Hen Tor (Monument)
MDV48951Related to: Hut circle in settlement 340 metres west of Hen Tor (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 3:43PM