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HER Number:MDV4901
Name:Hut circle 12, Merrivale Settlement

Summary

Part of the settlement of the south side of the road. Measures 3.8 metres in diameter internally and walls survive to a height of 0.5 metres and width of 1.6 metres.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 556 748
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/53/4
  • Old SAM County Ref: 332
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 12/01/1996
  • Old SAM Ref: 24191

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX57SE19 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV219145.

(21/11/1950) The remains of hut circle M (SX 5561 7487). Only about half this circle remains; there is hardly any trace of the west to east through northern arc (northern half). The remainder consists of large boulders and is in fair condition. The entrance is apparently on the south-west side. A very large boulder is built into the south-east side. Diameter appears to be around 7.0 metres, wall height: 0.5 metres.

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

Apparently visible on aerial photograph.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Recorded during the Aerial Photograph Project.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP/133520, MPP/133501, 1994 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Hut circle at SX 5562 7488 within a large partially enclosed settlement. Terraced into the hill slope and is of the simple plan and double orthostat walling type. Interior measures 5.4 metres in diameter and is defined by a 1.4 metre wide wall standing up to 0.75 metres high, except on the north side where partial robbing has removed a length of the walling. This circle forms part of a string of six huts whose linear distribution suggests that they may have once been linked together by a palisade or similar structure which now survives as a buried feature.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 72-74, Map 30, fig 30.5 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Depicted by Butler.

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

Hut circle number 12 (SX 5561 7488). Measures 3.8 metres in diameter internally and walls survive to a height of 0.5 metres and width of 1.6 metres.

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

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

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, MER-9 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 18/09/2019. Hut circle covered with grass with gorse outcrops. Overall condition moderate. Photo taken.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, MER-9 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photo looking 160° showing grass cover with gorse outcrops.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219145Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX57SE19. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
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. 72-74, Map 30, fig 30.5.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP/133520, MPP/133501, 1994.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #93393 ]
SDV344969Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 2000. The Merrivale Guardianship Area, Walkhampton, Devon. English Heritage. 1247982. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. MER-9.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. MER-9.

Associated Monuments

MDV4897Part of: Merrivale hut circle settlement (Monument)
MDV53408Related to: Earth and rubble bank near Merrivale hut circle settlement (Monument)
MDV4898Related to: Enclosure with associated hut circle, Merrivale settlement (Monument)
MDV4899Related to: Hut circle 25, Merrivale Settlement (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4830 - Survey of guardianship area, Merrivale

Date Last Edited:Sep 23 2019 11:23AM