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HER Number:MDV5147
Name:Hut east of Harford Stone Row in settlement north of Hook Lake

Summary

Hut circle just east of Harford Stone Row within prehistoric settlement north of Hook Lake. 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 hut circle of doubled walled type. Diameter 8m. Walling of large turf covered and heather covered stones 1.5m wide and 0.8m high. There is an entrance to the south east. Worth recorded in 1945 that this hut showed secondary use in a way that he had not seen previously. Recently surveyed in 2018.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 641 652
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/51/2
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NW/53
  • Old SAM County Ref: 319
  • Pastscape: 441708

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Constructed, Early Bronze Age to Late Medieval - 2200 BC to 1539 AD? (Between))

Full description

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

Hut circle shown on 19th century map.

Worth, R. H., 1945, The Dartmoor Hut Circles, 232 (Article in Serial). SDV246120.

Brown Heath; hut circle with secondary occupation. The outer face of the bank forming the wall of the hut circle has been faced with dry masonry to an extent never seen before.

Worth, R. H., 1946, The Stone Rows of Dartmoor. Part 1, 288 (Article in Serial). SDV251172.

(1946) The stone row is cut by the hut circle at a distance of about 30m from the centre of the cairn.

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

(08/05/1950) SX 6412 6529 hut circle E. One of a group of nine. A hut circle of doubled walled type. Diameter 8m. Walling of large turf covered and heather covered stones 1.5m wide and 0.8m high. There is an entrance to the south east.

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

(12/01/1978) Between settlements SX 66 NW 47 and SX 66 NW 50 there are five hut circles as follows.
SX 6411 6530 Internal diameter 4.8m. Wall thickness 2.0m. Type 2 entrance on south-east. This hut lies adjacent to the stone row (SX 66 NW 48). Surveyed at 1:10 000 on PFD.

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

Hut to the south of enclosure at 'Hook Lake North 2' of 6.1 metres diameter incorporates at least one pillar of the stone row in its structure.

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 prehistoric hut circle associated with a nearby enclosure, which has been imposed onto the earlier Harford Stone Row. The hut is a well built and well preserved example with an internal diameter of approximately 6 metres. The stone lining of the wall has survived well on the interior and embanked on the outside to 2 metres thick with some external wall face also visible. A clear though blocked entrance is visible on the south-south-east arc and one stone of the stone row is still in situ in the western arc of the hut circle wall bank.

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 E.
SDV246120Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1945. The Dartmoor Hut Circles. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 77. A5 Hardback. 232.
SDV251172Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1946. The Stone Rows of Dartmoor. Part 1. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 78. A5 Hardback. 288.
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, Figure 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: #125284 ]
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)
MDV5146Related to: Hut south of enclosure in settlement north of Hook Lake, Harford (Monument)
MDV5135Related to: Northern enclosure in settlement south of Erme Pound, Harford (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)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley
  • EDV8115 - Measured survey of the Hook Lake Stone alignments

Date Last Edited:Dec 15 2020 11:38AM