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HER Number:MDV52381
Name:Northern hut in enclosure on the Eylesbarrow Reave

Summary

This hut has a boulder/stone bank 0.5 metres high which encloses an area 3.5 metres by 3.2 metres across. The entrance position is not clear. There is a small annex, of 2.0 metres internal diameter on the north side.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 590 683
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 NE 160
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/488/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 10742

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1979, SX56NE160 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV363209.

Two type 2 huts with levelled interiors adjoin the enclosure walling; both are 4.0 metres in diameter internally with walling 1.4 metres thick and 0.5 metres high, but the poor condition prevents identification of the entrances.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 133232 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 7th June 1993. Northern of two stone hut circles within an enclosure attached to the south side of the Eylesbarrow reave. Simple plan and single orthostat walling type. Interior measures 4 metres in diameter and is defined by a 1.4 metre wide wall standing up to 0.5 metres high. A 1.5 metre diameter ring of stones attached to the northern exterior face of the hut may a later shelter or cache.


Fletcher, M. + Newman, P. + Probert, S., 1999, Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor areas in the Plym Valley, West Devon (Report - Survey). SDV346268.

(Visited 05/07/1999) Two hut circles (the other is MDV52382) and the remains of walling which is apparently part of an associated enclosure (MDV28520).
The second hut (SX 5908 6831) has a boulder/stone bank 0.5 metres high which encloses an area 3.5 metres by 3.2 metres across. The entrance position is not clear. There is a small annex, of 2.0 metres internal diameter on the north side.


English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345521.

Feature shown on survey with a small circular annexe on the north side.


Newman, P., 2006, Cramber Tor Training Area Archaeological Field Investigation (Report - Survey). SDV233640.

(Visited 01/08/2006) As described in 1999.


Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Enclosure with two hut circles shown on modern mapping.


English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England, 1013474 (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

This monument includes two enclosures containing stone hut circles, a length of reave, a field boundary and a short length of leat situated on a west facing slope of Eylesbarrow overlooking the valley of the Narrator Brook. The southern enclosure survives as a `D'-shaped area, attached to the Eylesbarrow watershed reave. It measures 65 metres east to west by 55 metres north to south and is defined by a 1 metres wide boulder wall standing up to 0.7 metres high. Slight lynchets and rough alignments of stones within the enclosure may represent internal divisions. Two stone hut circles lie within the enclosure and these are composed of stone and earth banks surrounding internal areas. Both huts are circular in plan, their internal diameters measure 4 metres and the surrounding walls are 0.6 metres and 0.7 metres high.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV233640Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2006. Cramber Tor Training Area Archaeological Field Investigation. English Heritage.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 133232.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV346268Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. + Newman, P. + Probert, S.. 1999. Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor areas in the Plym Valley, West Devon. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A4 Comb Bound. [Mapped feature: #121780 ]
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website. 1013474.

Associated Monuments

MDV28520Part of: Enclosure with two hut circles attached to the Eylesbarrow Reave (Monument)
MDV48901Related to: Eylesbarrow Watershed Reave (Monument)
MDV52382Related to: Southern hut in enclosure on the Eylesbarrow Reave (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4966 - Survey of Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor
  • EDV6153 - Monument Baseline Condition Survey in the Cramber Tor Training Area
  • EDV7382 - Condition Survey of the Cramber Tor Training Area

Date Last Edited:Sep 13 2019 1:28PM