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HER Number:MDV4989
Name:Hut circle 22, Merrivale Settlement

Summary

Part of the settlement to the south of the road. Small hut; measures 2.9 metres in diameter internally and walls survive to a height of 0.4 metres and width of 0.9 metres. A possible entrance gap exists on the south-western side of the circle.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 556 749
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/98/5
  • Old SAM County Ref: 332
  • 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 W is a small, double walled circle, composed of small granite boulders, measuring 4.5 metres in diameter, with a 1.0 metre wide wall, remaining to a height of 0.4 metres. It is in a fair condition, with a possible entrance on the western side where wall has been pillaged; there are no traces of an entrance in the rest of the wall.

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.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 72-74, Map 30, fig 30.5 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Depicted by Butler.

Gerrard, S., 1994, MPP/133501 (Site Visit). SDV219156.

Hut circle at SX 5560 7495 within a large partially enclosed settlement, terraced into the hill slope. It is of the simple plan and double orthostat walling type. Interior measures 3.0 metres in diameter and is defined by a 1.0 metre wide wall standing up to 0.7 metres high.

Probert, S. A. J., 2000, The Merrivale Guardianship Area, Walkhampton, Devon (Report - Survey). SDV344969.

Hut circle number 22 (SX55617496). Measures 2.9 metres in diameter internally and walls survive to a height of 0.4 metres and width of 0.9 metres. A possible entrance gap exists on the south-western side of the circle. Other details: 12 (Fig 4).

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

Visible on aerial photographs.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, MER-4 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

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

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, MER-4 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photo looking 090° showing grass cover with gorse outcrops.

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.
SDV219156Site Visit: Gerrard, S.. 1994. MPP/133501. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset..
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.
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: #93613 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. MER-4.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. MER-4.

Associated Monuments

MDV4897Part of: Merrivale hut circle settlement (Monument)
MDV4915Related to: Hut circle 21, Merrivale Settlement (Monument)
MDV4916Related to: Hut circle 23, Merrivale Settlement (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4830 - Survey of guardianship area, Merrivale

Date Last Edited:Sep 23 2019 10:45AM