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

Summary

Hut circle 36 (or DD – Ordnance Survey) within enclosure; part of the settlement to the south of the road. Within the guardianship area managed by Dartmoor National Park Authority.

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

Full description

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

Hut circle DD measures 9.0 meters in diameter, with 1.5 meter wide walls, remaining to a height of 1.5 meters. 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 (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 located within enclosure, terraced into the hill slope of the simple plan and double orthostat walling type. The interior measures 7.6 meters in diameter and is defined by a 1.8 meter wide wall standing up to 0.8 meters high. A south-facing gap in the surrounding wall, lined with a slab on the western side represents the original doorway.


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 meters in diameter internally and walls survive to a height of 0.5 meters and width of 1.8 meters. 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.

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: #93406 ]
SDV344969Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 2000. The Merrivale Guardianship Area, Walkhampton, Devon. English Heritage. 1247982. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.

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:Oct 8 2010 11:06AM