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

Summary

Hut circle 12 (or M – Ordnance Survey); part of the settlement of the south side of the road. Within the guardianship area managed by Dartmoor National Park Authority.

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950 - 1955, SX57SE19 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV219145.

The remains of hut circle M. 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 meters, wall height: 0.5 meters.


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 (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.

Hut circle at SX55627488 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 meters in diameter and is defined by a 1.4 meter wide wall standing up to 0.75 meters 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. Other details: MPP/133520..


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

Hut circle number 12 (SX55617488). Measures 3.8 meters in diameter internally and walls survive to a height of 0.5 meters and width of 1.6 meters.


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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219145Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950 - 1955. 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.
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: #93393 ]
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)
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:Oct 8 2010 11:00AM