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HER Number:MDV4906
Name:Hut circle 36, Merrivale Settlement

Summary

Part of the settlement to the south of the road. Hut circle within enclosure. Measures 7.9 metres in diameter internally and walls survive to a height of 0.5 metres and width of 1.8 metres. An entrance gap exists on the southern side of the circle and there is evidence of reuse within this circle; a smaller circular structure has been constructed within the hut on the southern side.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 555 749
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/55/1
  • 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.

Hut circle DD measures 9.0 metres in diameter, with 1.5 metre wide walls, remaining to a height of 1.5 metres. Large, double walled type in good condition. The northern part of the wall includes a massive boulder. Entrance is on the south side and the stones standing on either side are still erect although both leaning. This hut circle stands within enclosure EE.

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 (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Recorded during the Aerial Photograph Project.

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

Hut circle located within enclosure, terraced into the hill slope of the simple plan and double orthostat walling type. The interior measures 7.6 metres in diameter and is defined by a 1.8 metre wide wall standing up to 0.8 metres high. A south-facing gap in the surrounding wall, lined with a slab on the western side represents the original doorway.

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 36 (SX55527497) is located within an enclosure. Measures 7.9 metres in diameter internally and walls survive to a height of 0.5 metres and width of 1.8 metres. An entrance gap exists on the southern side of the circle and there is evidence of reuse within this circle; a smaller circular structure has been constructed within the hut on the southern side. Other details: 12 (Fig 4).

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

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, MER-5 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 18/09/2019. Hut circle covered with grass and reeds. Overall condition very good. Photo taken.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, MER-5 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photo looking 320° showing grass and reed cover.

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. Visited 1994, MPP/133501.
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: #93406 ]
SDV344969Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 2000. The Merrivale Guardianship Area, Walkhampton, Devon. English Heritage. 1247982. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. MER-5.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. MER-5.

Associated Monuments

MDV4905Part of: Enclosure with internal hut circle, Merrivale settlement (Monument)
MDV4897Part of: Merrivale hut circle settlement (Monument)
MDV53409Related to: Millstone within enclosure, Merrivale settlement (Monument)
MDV53410Related to: Slit trenches within Merrivale settlement (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4830 - Survey of guardianship area, Merrivale

Date Last Edited:Sep 23 2019 10:54AM