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HER Number:MDV50736
Name:Unlikely hut in settlement north of Deadlake Foot


Gerrard (1992) records a hut at this location, but it has not been confirmed since; not seen during the 2004 English Heritage survey visit. It is shown on the historic (1950s) mapping but can't been seen on modern aerial photographs or lidar data.


Grid Reference:SX 561 841
Map Sheet:SX58SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLydford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX58SE8
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SE/81/3
  • Old SAM Ref: 22239

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1953-1969, 1953-1969 National Grid OS A edition imperial (Cartographic). SDV352727.

Group of three huts shown; still featured on the modern Mastermap, but only one of these was confirmed during the 2004 survey.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130601 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

1992 (SX 5610 8418) Hut circle surviving as earthwork. Internal diameter measures 3m, defined by a 1.4m wide wall standing up to 0.5m high. This building lies south-west of an enclosed stone hut circle settlement (SX58SE/15) and is probably contemporary with many of the huts within that settlement. This hut may have been abandoned at the time when the stone and earth enclosure boundary was constructed around the majority of the huts within the group.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 130601. [Mapped feature: #31554 ]
SDV352727Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1953-1969. 1953-1969 National Grid OS A edition imperial. Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV50766Related to: Small hut in settlement north of Deadlake Foot (Monument)
MDV50765Related to: Unlikely hut in settlement north of Deadlake Foot (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8141 - Condition survey of the Willsworthy Training Area
  • EDV8291 - Okehampton Range: Monument Baseline Condition Survey

Date Last Edited:Jun 30 2020 3:19PM