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HER Number:MDV5107
Name:Northern Hut Circle in Erme Pound, Harford

Summary

Northern of five hut circles in the northern Enclosure 'C' (Butler) at Erme Pound

Location

Grid Reference:SX 637 656
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/29
  • Old SAM County Ref: 804

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

One of at least 12 hut circles shown on 19th century map within the northern enclosure at Erme Pound.

Rowe, S., 1896, A Perambulation of the Forest of Dartmoor, 306 (Monograph). SDV249697.

Crossing, W., 1912 (1965), Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor, 399 (Monograph). SDV320981.

Beckerlegge, J. J., 1939, Eighth Report of the Plymouth and District Branch, 181 (Article in Serial). SDV149484.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX66NW21 - Hut Circles, SX66NW21 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV151357.

Remains of hut circles, remains of. These hut circles are all very vague and fragmentary. The statement that these huts resemble bee hive huts cannot be disputed, only one example of a bee hive hut having been seen so far in Dartmoor.

Worth, R. H., 1967, Worth's Dartmoor, 476 (Monograph). SDV337618.

National Monuments Record, 1976, SX6365, 1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV144574.

Photograph taken on 22nd April 1976.

Hankin, C. F., 1977-1979, Harford Parish Checklist (Worksheet). SDV149931.

Erme Pound situated on Brown Heath. Close to the left bank of the Tiver Erme, occupying part of the west slope of Brown Heath.

Balaam, N. D. + Smith, K. + Wainwright, G. J., 1982, The Shaugh Moor Project: Fourth Report - Environment, Context and Conclusion, 263 (Article in Serial). SDV145845.

Robinson, R., 1983, List of Field Monument Warden Visits (Site Visit). SDV114314.

Site visited on 19th January 1983.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Five hut circles were visible on aerial photography within this enclosure.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 73-74, Map 55, Figure 55.6 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Erme Pound northern Enclosure 'C' contains at least six hut circles (Number 5-10) grouped near the centre with diameters between 3.2 to 6.1 metres with some of them joined by low walling.

Environment Agency WMS, 1998-2016, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution) (Cartographic). SDV360209.

Feature visible on Lidar data.

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

Feature visible onaerial photograph.

Newman, P., 2018, Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet) (Cartographic). SDV361913.

Hut circle shown on survey.

Newman, P., 2018, The Upper Erme Valley, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: An Archaeological Survey, Appendix 1, Figure 12 (Report - Survey). SDV362921.

A hut circle containrd within the western enclosure of Erme Pound.

Historic England, 2019, National Heritage List for England, 1002604 (National Heritage List for England). SDV362730.

The northernmost section of Erme Pound contains the largest hut circles some of which are linked by boundaries.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV114314Site Visit: Robinson, R.. 1983. List of Field Monument Warden Visits.
SDV144574Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. SX6365. 1.
SDV145845Article in Serial: Balaam, N. D. + Smith, K. + Wainwright, G. J.. 1982. The Shaugh Moor Project: Fourth Report - Environment, Context and Conclusion. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. 48. A4 Bound. 263.
SDV149484Article in Serial: Beckerlegge, J. J.. 1939. Eighth Report of the Plymouth and District Branch. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 71. A5 Hardback. 181.
SDV149931Worksheet: Hankin, C. F.. 1977-1979. Harford Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. Digital.
SDV151357Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX66NW21 - Hut Circles. SX66NW21. Card Index. SX66NW21.
SDV249697Monograph: Rowe, S.. 1896. A Perambulation of the Forest of Dartmoor. Perambulation of the Forest of Dartmoor. Unknown. 306.
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.
SDV320981Monograph: Crossing, W.. 1912 (1965). Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 399.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337618Monograph: Worth, R. H.. 1967. Worth's Dartmoor. Worth's Dartmoor. A5 Hardback. 476.
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 73-74, Map 55, Figure 55.6.
SDV360209Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 1998-2016. LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).
SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #122474 ]
SDV362730National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2019. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1002604.

Associated Monuments

MDV5109Part of: Erme Pound enclosed hut circle settlement, Harford (Monument)
MDV5110Part of: Erme Pound northern Enclosure 'C' , Harford (Monument)
MDV126715Related to: Boundary wall within Erme Pound, Harford (Monument)
MDV126713Related to: Northern of three central Hut Circles in Erme Pound, Harford (Monument)
MDV126714Related to: Southern of three central Hut Circles in Erme Pound, Harford (Monument)
MDV126705Related to: Western Hut Circle in Erme Pound, Harford (Monument)
MDV126709Related to: Western of three central Hut Circles in Erme Pound, Harford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Jan 14 2020 2:10PM