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HER Number:MDV50765
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 561 842
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
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SE/81/1
  • 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 130599 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

1992 (SX 5610 8421) Hut circle terraced into the hillslope. Simple plan and rubble bank walling type. The interior measures 4m in diameter and is defined by a 1m wide wall standing up to 0.4m 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.
Survives comparatively well and forms part of a group of three stone hut circles situated close to an enclosed settlement. When the group of huts in this area were enclosed by a stone and earth wall, this hut was excluded. This may mean that this hut was abandoned at this time.

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 130599. [Mapped feature: #31579 ]
SDV352727Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1953-1969. 1953-1969 National Grid OS A edition imperial. Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV27110Related to: Enclosure in settlement 260m north of Deadlake Foot (Monument)
MDV3311Related to: Settlement 260m north of Deadlake Foot (Monument)
MDV50766Related to: Small hut in settlement north of Deadlake Foot (Monument)
MDV50736Related 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:Jul 7 2020 1:38PM