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HER Number:MDV51436
Name:Hut circle in settlement north-east of Great Nodden


Large central hut circle measuring 8.0 metres (internal diameter) recorded in 1993. Not recorded in 2017 (unless this description refers to feature attributed to MDV51435).


Grid Reference:SX 545 877
Map Sheet:SX58NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLands common to the Parishes of Bridestowe and Sourton
DistrictWest Devon

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58NW/146/3
  • Old SAM Ref: 22330

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130941, 21/4/1994 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Hut circle terraced into the hillslope (SX 5453 8772). Simple plan and single orthostat walling type. Interior measures 8 metres in diameter and is defined by a 1.8 metre wide wall standing up to 0.7 metres high. Amhof has suggested that the central position of this hut combined with its large size may mean that it was a place of importance, perhaps this was the head man's hut. Alternatively it could have been used as a meeting place for all the people of the settlement.

Amhof, G., 1993, Hut Circles in the Upper Lyd Valley, 22-3 (Article in Serial). SDV246103.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV246103Article in Serial: Amhof, G.. 1993. Hut Circles in the Upper Lyd Valley. Dartmoor Magazine. 20. Unknown. 22-3.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 130941, 21/4/1994. [Mapped feature: #32073 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV51429Part of: Unenclosed hut circle settlement 770 metres north-north-west of Little Links Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 8 2017 2:51PM