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HER Number:MDV5177
Name:Hut circle in Bishop's Meads settlement


Northernmost hut circle of a group of at least three; part of a settlement at Bishop's Meads.


Grid Reference:SX 669 658
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and walls of Bronze Age hut circle settlement located at the northern end of the Avon Dam Reservoir, comprising three hut circles and fragments of enclosure walls

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/9/1
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, CPE/UK 1890, 4272 (Aerial Photograph). SDV140289.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX66NE29 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV153683.

One of a group of three hut circles. Hut A has an entrance to the south-east and is in fragmentary condition.

Robinson, R., 1978, Bishop's Meads hut circles (Worksheet). SDV153684.

This hut circle has a diameter of 5.0 meters, and an entrance on the south-eastern side. The walls are low, 0.25 - 0.5 meters.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 155 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Other details: Map 57, 22.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV140289Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. CPE/UK 1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4272.
SDV153683Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX66NE29. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV153684Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1978. Bishop's Meads hut circles. South Brent Parish Checklist. 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. 155.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #94077 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV5176Part of: Settlement at Bishop's Mead (Monument)
MDV5178Related to: Hut circle in Bishop's Meads settlement (Monument)
MDV5179Related to: Hut circle in Bishop's Meads settlement (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 25 2013 12:51PM