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HER Number:MDV4910
Name:Hut circle 34, Merrivale Settlement

Summary

Part of the settlement to the south of the road. Survey in 2000 recorded this hut. Measures 4.8 metres in diameter internally and walls survive to a height of 0.4 metres and width of 1.1 metres

Location

Grid Reference:SX 554 749
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/56
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/56/3
  • Old SAM County Ref: 332
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 12/01/1996
  • Old SAM Ref: 24191
  • 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 GG (SX 5546 7494) measures 10.0 metres, with 1.0 metre wide walls remaining to a height of 0.3 metres. Double walled, large circle, much despoiled for stone. Condition fair, entrance not apparent.

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., Visited 1994, MPP/133501 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Hut circle within a large partially enclosed settlement; terraced into the hill slope and is of the simple plan and single orthostat walling type. Interior measures 5.2 metres in diameter and is defined by a 1.4 metre wide wall standing up to 0.5 metres high, except around the west side where partial robbing has removed a 3.0 metre length of the wall.

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 34 (SX55477494). Measures 4.8 metres in diameter internally and walls survive to a height of 0.4 metres and width of 1.1 metres. Other details: 12 (Fig 4).

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

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

Visible on the aerial photography.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, MER-6 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

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

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, MER-6 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photo looking 130° showing grass 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).
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). [Mapped feature: #121745 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. MER-6.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. MER-6.

Associated Monuments

MDV4897Part of: Merrivale hut circle settlement (Monument)
MDV4912Related to: Hut circle 35, Merrivale Settlement (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4830 - Survey of guardianship area, Merrivale

Date Last Edited:Sep 23 2019 10:58AM