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HER Number:MDV49705
Name:Hut circle within enclosure 300 metres south of Broad Hole

Summary

Identified by Butler as a cairn, this has since be recorded as a probable hut circle. Erosion or animal disturbance in the centre and walls.

Location

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

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 NE 73
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/71/4
  • Old SAM Ref: 22250
  • Pastscape: 965592
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • (Former Type) CAIRN (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))
  • HUT CIRCLE (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 129203, 21/4/1992 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Feature at SX 5908 7829. Internal diameter 3.0 metres. Rubble bank wall 1.6 metres wide, 0.5 metres high. Eastern part survives as a platform. Butler argues that this is a cairn. Patch of erosion in centre and limited animal burrowing into walls.


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

A partial enclosure on the west bank of the Cowsic River encloses three huts and more unusually it also includes a cairn within the walls, still substantial despite having been dug into.


Newman, P., 2004, Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey (Report - Survey). SDV346874.

30/11/2004 The cairn is more likely to be a very overgrown hut circle.


Newman , P., 2018, Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation, 26/02/2018 (Report - Survey). SDV361635.

A hut settlement of three huts and two attached enclosures on a slight shelf above the west bank of the Cowsic River.


Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

'Cairn' is depicted on the modern mapping in the southern part of the conjoined enclosure.


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 59157824. The cairn. Its dimensions are 7.2 metres (north-south) by 7.0 metres and 0.5 metres high. A small hollow, 1.0 metres (north-south) by 0.8 metres and 0.3 metres deep, lies slightly north of centre. A massive slab is situated on the western edge of the cairn; it may represent a displaced capstone though there is no evidence of a cist in the hollow. There is no trace of a kerb (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 129203, 21/4/1992.
SDV346874Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2004. Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. Unknown.
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. (1994 Data).
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV361635Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2018. Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation. Southwest Landscape Investigations. A4 Comb Bound. 26/02/2018. [Mapped feature: #113044 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV18817Part of: Enclosed stone hut circle settlement 300 metres south of Broad Hole (Monument)
MDV49704Related to: Building platform 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 2:40PM