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HER Number:MDV5146
Name:Hut south of enclosure in settlement north of Hook Lake, Harford

Summary

Hut circle south of the northern enclosure within prehistoric settlement north of Hook Lake. Recorded on the late 19th century historic map and by the Ordnance Survey in 1950 and 1978. A well-preserved hut circle. Diameter measures 8m. Walling is of large turf and heather covered stones 1.5m wide and 0.6m high. There is a well-defined entrance to the south-east. Recently surveyed in 2018.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 640 653
Map Sheet:SX66NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66NW49
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/52/4
  • Pastscape: 441708

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.

Hut circle shown on 19th century map with a section of wall attaching it to the enclosure to the north.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX66NW49, Hut D (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV151203.

(08/05/1950) SX 6406 6531 hut circle D. One of a group of nine. A well-preserved hut circle. Diameter measures 8m. Walling is of large turf and heather covered stones 1.5m wide and 0.6m high. There is a well-defined entrance to the south-east.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1978, SX66NW49 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV151151.

Between settlements SX 66 NW 47 and SX 66 NW 50 there are five hut circles as follows.
SX 6405 6531. Diameter (internal) 6.5m. wall thickness 2.0m. Type 2 hut with entrance to south-east. Surveyed at 1:10 000 on PFD.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 72, Map 55, Figur 55.5 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Hut Circle '1' of 7.4 metres diameter at 'Hook Lake North 2' is attached to the outside of the pound and a subsidiary Hut Circle '2' of 2.5 metres diameter opens alongside.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Feature visible on aerial 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 (Report - Survey). SDV362921.

A hut circle 5 metres south of enclosure (MDV 5135) which is attached to the encosure by a slight rubble wall bank. The hut has stone walls surviving in good condition, with a cleared level floor. The internal diameter is approximately 8 metres with a well defined opening on the south-east side.

Ordnance Survey, 2020, MasterMap 2020 (Cartographic). SDV363413.

Hut circle shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV151151Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1978. SX66NW49. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown.
SDV151203Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX66NW49. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. Hut D.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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. 72, Map 55, Figur 55.5.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #125285 ]
SDV363413Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap 2020. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV5142Part of: Prehistoric settlement south-east of Erme Pound, Harford (Monument)
MDV5148Related to: Hut circle west of Harford Stone Row in settlement north of Hook Lake, Harford (Monument)
MDV5147Related to: Hut east of Harford Stone Row in settlement north of Hook Lake (Monument)
MDV5152Related to: Southern enclosure in prehistoric settlement north of Hook Lane, Erme Valley, Harford (Monument)
MDV129540Related to: Two hut circles in the south of enclosure in settlement north of Hook Lake, Harford (Monument)
MDV5145Related to: Two partial huts in enclosure within settlement south of Erme Pound (Monument)
MDV5143Related to: Unlikely hut in settlement south-east of Erme Pound (Monument)
MDV5144Related to: Unlikely hut in settlement south-east of Erme Pound (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Dec 15 2020 11:32AM