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HER Number:MDV49704
Name:Building platform within enclosure 300 metres south of Broad Hole

Summary

A building platform representing the site of a small structure situated in the angle formed by the junction of two field walls. It consists of a levelled rectangular platform which measures 2.7 metres (north-south) by 1.6 metres. Field walls form the south and east sides while a slight scarp marks the western extremity. The north wall is defined by a single granite slab

Location

Grid Reference:SX 591 782
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 NE 73
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/71/3
  • Old SAM Ref: 22250
  • Pastscape: 965592
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • (Former Type) HUT CIRCLE (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))
  • BUILDING PLATFORM (Bronze Age - 2200 BC? to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 129202, 21/4/1992 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Hut circle (SX 5911 7830) internal diameter 2.7 metres. Single orthostat wall 1.7 metres wide, 0.7 metres high. Doorway to south. Attached to a length of boundary wall.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 64-5, Map 29.14 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Identified by Butler as a hut circle.


National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape, (1994 data) (Website). SDV360651.

A settlement and cairn located on a slight shelf on the otherwise steep east-facing slope above the right bank of the River Cowsic. The site comprises two enclosures, two hut circles, a rectangular building platform and a cairn (See related records for details).
SX 59167825. The building platform. It represents the site of a small structure situated in the angle formed by the junction of two field walls. It consists of a levelled rectangular platform which measures 2.7 metres (north-south) by 1.6 metres. Field walls form the south and east sides while a slight scarp marks the western extremity. The north wall is defined by a single granite slab (citing Probert, S. A. J., 11/07/1994, Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigators Comments).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 64-5, Map 29.14.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 129202, 21/4/1992.
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. (1994 data). [Mapped feature: #30695 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV18817Part of: Enclosed stone hut circle settlement 300 metres south of Broad Hole (Monument)
MDV49705Related to: Hut circle within enclosure 300 metres south of Broad Hole (Monument)
MDV49702Related to: Hut within enclosure 300 metres south of Broad Hole (Monument)
MDV49703Related to: Hut within enclosure 300 metres south of Broad Hole (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7441 - Condition survey of the archaeological sites of Merrivale Training Area
  • EDV7570 - Condition survey of Merrivale Range training area

Date Last Edited:Aug 21 2018 3:12PM