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HER Number:MDV4898
Name:Enclosure with associated hut circle, Merrivale settlement

Summary

Rather indistinct enclosure with associated hut circle on the eastern side of the hut circle settlement, Merrivale.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 556 749
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/53/1
  • Old SAM County Ref: 332
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 12/01/1996
  • Old SAM Ref: 24191

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1976, SX5574/1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV219153.

Visible on aerial photograph.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Recorded during the Aerial Photograph Project.


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

Other details: 73.


Gerrard, S., 1994, MPP/133501 (Site Visit). SDV219156.

Enclosure (SX55647490), with associated hut circle within a large partially enclosed settlement. The enclosure survives as a 35 meter by 30 meter irregular shaped area defined by a sinuous single orthostatic wall composed of large boulders.


Probert, S. A. J., 2000, The Merrivale Guardianship Area, Walkhampton, Devon (Report - Survey). SDV344969.

Fragments of four sub-rectangular enclosures are associated with the hut circles, varying in size from 0.06 hectares to 0.24 hectares they are bounded by stony banks averaging 1.5 meters and 0.6 meters high. These features have suffered heavily from stone robbing and none possess obvious entrances. Five hut circles are associated with these enclosures (8, 15, 16, 24 and 36); three are adjoined by the enclosure walls (8, 16 and 24).


Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219153Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. SX5574/1. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown.
SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume.
SDV219156Site Visit: Gerrard, S.. 1994. MPP/133501. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset..
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #93380 ]
SDV344969Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 2000. The Merrivale Guardianship Area, Walkhampton, Devon. English Heritage. 1247982. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV4897Part of: Merrivale hut circle settlement (Monument)
MDV4901Related to: Hut circle 12, Merrivale Settlement (Monument)
MDV78477Related to: Hut circle 24, Merrivale Settlement (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4830 - Survey of guardianship area, Merrivale

Date Last Edited:Oct 8 2010 10:59AM