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HER Number:MDV5148
Name:Hut circle west of Harford Stone Row in settlement north of Hook Lake, Harford

Summary

Hut circle west of the Harford Stone Row between enclosures in 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 8m. Walling of large turf and heather covered stones, 1.5m wide by 0.6m high. There is an entrance to the south east. Recently surveyed in 2018.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 640 652
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/54
  • 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.

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

(08/05/1950) SX 6407 6523 hut circle F. One of a group of nine. A well-preserved hut circle, diameter 8m. Walling of large turf and heather covered stones, 1.5m wide by 0.6m high. There is an 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 6406 6523. Internal diameter 5.5m. Wall thickness 1.4m. Possible Type 2 hut. Surveyed at 1:10 000 on PFD.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 71, Map 55, Figure 55.4 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Hut Circle '5' of 6.7 metres diameter to the north of the enclosure at 'Hook Lake North 1' has a curved interior wall and is well preserved.

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

Hut circle visible on aerial photograph.

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

Hut circcle shown on survey.

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

A prehistoric stone hut circle, which was later adapted as a shelter, 25 metres north of the Hook Lake enclosure on the eastern flank of the River Erme. The original internal diameter was approximately 5.5 metres but the walls, which were probably double-faced, were much disturbed when an approximately rectangular shelter was constructed against the northern interior by erecting a partition wall. The interior of the shelter is approximately 4.4 metres by 2 metres. Despite the disturbance several orthostats of the original circle survive on the south side and the opening for the entrance is clear on the south-west.

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 F.
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. 71, Map 55, Figure 55.4.
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: #125283 ]
SDV363413Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap 2020. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV5142Part of: Prehistoric settlement south-east of Erme Pound, Harford (Monument)
MDV5147Related to: Hut east of Harford Stone Row in settlement north of Hook Lake (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

Date Last Edited:Dec 14 2020 12:51PM