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HER Number:MDV4912
Name:Hut circle 35, Merrivale Settlement

Summary

Part of the settlement to the south of the road, this hut is one of the most south-westerly of the group. Hut measures 6.2 metres in diameter internally and walls survive to a height of 0.6 metres and width of 1.4 metres. An entrance gap exists on the southern side of the circle and the south-western side of the circle has been removed.

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/56/2
  • 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, SX57SE19 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV219145.

(21/11/1950) Hut circle LL (SX 5546 7495), is a large circle (diameter 8.0 metres) composed of massive granite boulders stones set on edge on the northern and eastern sides. The rest of the circle has a double wall of large stones measuring 2.0 metres in width, with walls remaining to a height of 0.6 metres. The circle has been robbed extensively on the south-western side and there is no obvious entrance, although it may be marked by a single, large, leaning stone on the south side. Hut is in fairly good condition.

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

Hut circle within a large partially enclosed settlement. Terraced into the hill slope and is of the simple plan and double orthostat walling type. Interior measures 6.6 metres in diameter and is defined by a 1.8 metre wide wall standing up to 1.0 metre high except around the west side where a 1.0 metre wide and 0.3 metre high slope exists.

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 35 (SX55467496). Measures 6.2 metres in diameter internally and walls survive to a height of 0.6 metres and width of 1.4 metres. An entrance gap exists on the southern side of the circle and the south-western side of the circle has been removed. 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.

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 080° 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. 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).
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: #93429 ]
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)
MDV4910Related to: Hut circle 34, Merrivale Settlement (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4830 - Survey of guardianship area, Merrivale

Date Last Edited:Sep 23 2019 11:00AM