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HER Number:MDV50116
Name:Hut circle 640 metres north-east of Bellever Tor

Summary

Hut circle forming part of settlement to north of Bellever Tor.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 648 769
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 144270
  • National Monuments Record: 442620
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/257/2
  • Old SAM Ref: 28689

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Dartmoor National Park Authority + Forestry Commission + Dartmoor Preservation Association, 1976, Conservation of Ancient Monuments. The Report of a Working Party (Report - non-specific). SDV248248.

Hut-circle. Not included in 1955 Spooner/Sixon report. New discovery (site number 2C in Bellever plantation, Bellever Tor settlement (with sketch map) in field report). Covered by peat. West side of hut damaged by construction of forest road. Not investigated, has been planted over.
Seventeen trees standing in hut and stone walls. Ten posts ringing clearance zone, enclosing site number 2c 3c (hut-circle). Eighty-eight trees standing inside, but clear of debris. Trees outside post ring are within falling distance of hut.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not visible on Royal Air Force 1946 aerial photography as in woodland.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., 144270 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visit 8th July 1997. Stone hut circle forming part of a prehistoric stone hut circle settlement north of Bellever Tor. Diameter 6.0 metres, earthwork wall 2.3 metres wide, 0.6 metres high. Internal area 28.26 metres. A 175 degree facing gap may represent a doorway. One conifer on south-east wall and another just inside north-north-west part of hut.


Sainsbury, I. S., 1992, Bellever (Report - Survey). SDV268526.

Hut circle 3, diameter 6.0 metres, walls 2.0 metres wide, 0.5 metres high. Possible entrance to south-south-east. Well defined, moss covered wall and levelled platform. One of a pair within a rectangular compound.


Agricultural Development Advisory Service, 1995, Bellever (Worksheet). SDV262765.

Site visited 14th February 1995. Stable condition.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV248248Report - non-specific: Dartmoor National Park Authority + Forestry Commission + Dartmoor Preservation Association. 1976. Conservation of Ancient Monuments. The Report of a Working Party. Dartmoor National Park Authority Field Report. A4 Bound.
SDV262765Worksheet: Agricultural Development Advisory Service. 1995. Bellever. Agricultural Development Advisory Sheet. Unknown.
SDV268526Report - Survey: Sainsbury, I. S.. 1992. Bellever. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field Investigation. Unknown.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 144270.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.

Associated Monuments

MDV52774Part of: Bronze Age Settlement to north of Bellever Tor (Monument)
MDV50114Part of: Enclosure with hut circles 600 meters north-east of Bellever Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7388 - Archaeological condition survey in Bellever Woods
  • EDV7406 - Archaeological condition survey in Bellever Woods
  • EDV7431 - Woodland Survey (1989-90) at Bellever, Soussons and other woodland parcels

Date Last Edited:Oct 22 2014 11:27AM