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HER Number:MDV5178
Name:Hut circle in Bishop's Meads settlement


Hut circle (central of three clear huts); part of a settlement at Bishop's Meads.


Grid Reference:SX 669 657
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/9/2
  • 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.

Hut circle B; one of a group of three. This hut has no obvious entrance, and is in fragmentary condition.

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

This hut circle is separated by only a few metres to those to the north and south and is very fragmentary. It is hard to estimate the diameter, although it is smaller than the other two. 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: #94082 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV5176Part of: Settlement at Bishop's Mead (Monument)
MDV5179Related to: Hut circle in Bishop's Meads settlement (Monument)
MDV5177Related 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