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HER Number:MDV48955
Name:Group of three huts south of Hentor Brook

Summary

Three hut circles and lengths of associated walling form part of a partially enclosed hut settlement. This particular group of huts lie on the south side of the Brook and the two southern buildings are conjoined.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 589 650
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 82
  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 NE 81
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/550
  • Old SAM Ref: 10658
  • Pastscape: 438735

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140509, 08/05/1996 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(SX 5899 6510) Three hut circles and lengths of associated walling form part of a partially enclosed hut settlement. This particular group of huts lie on the south side of the Brook and the two southern buildings are conjoined.
The east of the conjoined huts survives as a 1.1m wide and 0.3m high earthwork surrounding a 4.9m diameter internal area. A rubble bank leading off east-north-east from this hut, measures 14m long by 1m wide and 0.2m high. Another length of fragmentary walling leads north from this hut and curves around to meet the northernmost building within the group.
The hut attached to the south-west side of the first hut measures 3m in diameter and is surrounded by a 1.1m wide and 0.3m high rubble bank wall.
The northernmost hut survives as a 2.9m diameter circular internal area surrounded by a single orthostat and earthwork wall which measures 0.8m wide by 0.4m high and from this a curved rubble bank leads north-west.

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

(22/05/2002) Centred SX 5903 6510. Seven hut circles and fragments of at least three contemporary enclosures lie either side of Hentor Brook some 450m south of Hentor House. The hut circles are in varying states of preservation and none possess obvious entrances. All are terraced into the hillside to provide level interiors.
SX 5900 6509. A hut circle 5.5m in diameter with walls 1.2m wide and 0.3m high.
SX 5899 6509. An ovoid hut measuring 3.4m north-south by 2.7m internally with walls 1.1m wide and 0.2m high.
SX 5899 6510. 3.1m in diameter this hut has walls 1.0m wide and 0.3m high. Traces of internal facing stones are visible in the western side.
The latter three huts were previously included in record SX 56 NE 81.

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

Visible on the aerial photography.

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. MPP 140509, 08/05/1996.
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: #122047 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV3353Related to: Enclosure on 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:May 12 2020 3:51PM