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HER Number:MDV5233
Name:Enclosed hut circle settlement south-east of Brockhill Ford, Dean Prior

Summary

Enclosed hut circle settlement with two enclosures and six hut circles to the south-east of Brockhill Ford

Location

Grid Reference:SX 677 657
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDean Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishDEAN PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66NE20
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/53
  • Old SAM County Ref: 282
  • Old SAM Ref: 2
  • Pastscape: 441408
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monuments Record, NMR SX6766, 1-2 (Aerial Photograph). SDV147534.

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

Two adjoining enclosures with seven hut circles shown on 19th century map.

Ordnance Survey, 1950, SX66NE20, SX66NE20 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV146872.

Site visited on 3rd May 1950. Enclosure walls of turf covered stones. Entrance to north enclosure at SX67756573. Walling has disappeared where Abbot's Way enters and leaves the southern enclosure. Seven hut circles whose walls are of turf covered stones, and each hut circle has an entrance to south-east. Interior cultivated and clear of stones.

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

Agglomerated enclosure (with two elements) recorded. Seven hut circles visible. Total area about 0.5 hectares.

Griffith, F. M., 1990, DAP/QG, 8-9 (Aerial Photograph). SDV144136.

Photograph taken on 14th March 1990.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 151, Map 57, Figure 57.18 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Double enclosure at 'Brockhill Ford West' with the southern enclosures cut by the Abbot's Way. Each enclosure contains three medium sized huts all incorporated into the perimeter wall.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Two adjoining enclosures visible on aerial photograph.

Ordnance Survey, 2020, MasterMap 2020 (Cartographic). SDV363413.

Two adjoining enclosures with six hut circles shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2020, National Heritage List for England, 1003828 (National Heritage List for England). SDV363414.

Enclosure adjoining Abbot's Way - containing 3 huts. The interior appears to have been cultivated. There are 4 robbed huts in a lower enclosure. Condition fair.
The central settlement in the scheduled area includes an agglomerated enclosure incorporating five stone hut circles in its walls. A further free-standing hut is situated within the south-western part of the northern enclosure.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 441408, SX66NE20 (Website). SDV363416.

Field Investigation on 4th July 1977. The settlement consists of 2 adjoining enclosures, and lies on a
gentle, well drained south facing slope at 370 metres above OD.
Field Investigation on 4th July 1977. The northern enclosure of 80 metres by 65 metres and covering 0.5 hectares has walls about 3.0 metres wide constructed of large boulders with two probable entrances, the west 2.0 metres wide and the north 2.5 metres wide. Two other gaps are probably modern. The enclosure contains three terraced Type II hut circles with average diameters of 6.5 metres and walls 0.4 metres wide; one free standing hut and one built on the line of the wall. The third hut has a south facing entrance 0.6 metres wide marked by jambs 1.2 metres high and is built against the wall.
The southern enclosure 'B' at SX 67836569 is 40 metres by 35 metres and covering 0.1 hectares. It is built onto and post dates enclosure 'A'. The wall, about 1.4 metres wide, is of double orthostat construction and has two gaps through which the Abbot's Way passes. Three terraced Type II hut circles with average diameter 6.5 metres with walls 1.6 metres wide are built on the line of the enclosure wall and have entrances in the south quadrant.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV144136Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1990. DAP/QG. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 8-9.
SDV146872Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey. 1950. SX66NE20. OSAD Card. Card Index. SX66NE20.
SDV147534Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. NMR SX6766. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 1-2.
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. 151, Map 57, Figure 57.18.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #127570 ]
SDV363413Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap 2020. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV363414National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2020. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1003828.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 441408, SX66NE20.

Associated Monuments

MDV129315Parent of: Hut circle within enclosed hut circle settlement south-east of Brockhill Ford, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV129316Parent of: Hut circle within enclosed hut circle settlement south-east of Brockhill Ford, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV129317Parent of: Hut circle within enclosed hut circle settlement south-east of Brockhill Ford, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV129318Parent of: Hut circle within enclosed hut circle settlement south-east of Brockhill Ford, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV129319Parent of: Hut circle within enclosed hut circle settlement south-east of Brockhill Ford, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV129320Parent of: Hut circle within enclosed hut circle settlement south-east of Brockhill Ford, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV5227Related to: Enclosed hut circle settlement 250 metres west of Brockhill Ford, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV5303Related to: Hut circle settlement on Hickaton Hill, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV5076Related to: The Abbot's Way, Dartmoor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 22 2020 12:47PM