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HER Number:MDV5188
Name:Hut circle settlement east of Huntingdon Cross, Dean Prior

Summary

Enclosure and hut circles east of Huntingdon Ford. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 666 661
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDean Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishDEAN PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/18
  • Old SAM County Ref: 466
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • UNENCLOSED HUT CIRCLE SETTLEMENT (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

National Monuments Record, NMR SX6666 (Aerial Photograph). SDV151758.

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

The eastern enclosure is shown on the 19th century map with eight 'Hut Circles' shown to the west.

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223, 5221-2 (Aerial Photograph). SDV147275.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX66NE28 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV151757.

Rather fragmentary hut circles as marked on the Ordnance Survey 1880s map.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX66NE35, SX66NE35 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV151755.

Enclosure correct as shown on the Ordnance Survey 1880s map. Hut circles external to it.

Ministry of Works, 1961, Enclosure and hut circles east of Huntingdon Ford (Schedule Document). SDV152916.

Enclosure and hut circles east of Huntingdon Ford, east of junction of the West Wellabrook with the Avon on west-facing slopes. Settlement contains one enclosure, eight hut circles and a small court with one hut circle.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX66NE54, SX66NE54 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV151754.

Eight hut circles in good condition. One enclosure and remains of another at SX66646618. Two more huts in poor condition at SX66726609.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Recorded as enclosure with four unenclosed hut circles outside it.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 156, Map 57, Figure 57.23 (Monograph). SDV337765.

'Biller's Pound' consists of two pounds, Enclosures 'A' and 'B' on the south-west slope of Hickaton Hill. Most of the associated hut circles are crowded close together to the west of the main Enclosure 'A' with one on the southern exterior side of Enclosure 'B' and one on the southern exterior side of Enclosure'A' with an adjoining 'Tinners Building'. An isolated hut is shown to the south of Enclosure 'A'.

Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV147275Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 5221-2.
SDV151754Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX66NE54. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. SX66NE54.
SDV151755Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX66NE35. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. SX66NE35.
SDV151757Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX66NE28. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV151758Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. NMR SX6666. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph.
SDV152916Schedule Document: Ministry of Works. 1961. Enclosure and hut circles east of Huntingdon Ford. The Schedule of Monuments. Unknown.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
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. 156, Map 57, Figure 57.23.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #94121 ]
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV129282Parent of: Building on the west side of enclosure east of Huntingdon Cross, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV129280Parent of: Enclosure east of Huntingdon Cross, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV5189Parent of: Enclosure to the east of Huntingdon Cross, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV129276Parent of: Hut circle to south of enclosure east of Huntingdon Cross, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV129278Parent of: Hut circle to south of enclosure east of Huntingdon Cross, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV129279Parent of: Hut circle to south of enclosure east of Huntingdon Cross, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV129269Parent of: Hut circle to west of enclosure east of Huntingdon Cross, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV129270Parent of: Hut circle to west of enclosure east of Huntingdon Cross, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV129271Parent of: Hut circle to west of enclosure east of Huntingdon Cross, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV129272Parent of: Hut circle to west of enclosure east of Huntingdon Cross, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV129274Parent of: Hut circle to west of enclosure east of Huntingdon Cross, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV129277Parent of: Hut circle to west of enclosure east of Huntingdon Cross, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV5190Parent of: Hut circle to west of enclosure east of Huntingdon Cross, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV129273Parent of: Two hut circles to west of enclosure east of Huntingdon Cross, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV24760Related to: Enclosure visible on aerial photograph south-west of Hickaton Hill, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV13187Related to: Tinners building built against enclosure, east of Huntingdon Cross, Dean Prior (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 19 2020 11:56AM