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HER Number:MDV52490
Name:Alleged hut circle on Longstone Hill


Alleged hut - no ground evidence. Gerrard recorded a hut circle at this location in 1994, which were then scheduled. Ground survey in 2004 found no evidence of the features described; location is thought to be suspect.


Grid Reference:SX 566 903
Map Sheet:SX59SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishOkehampton Hamlets
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX59SE69
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 968771
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59SE/39/8
  • Old SAM Ref: 24170(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • NATURAL FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • (Former Type) HUT CIRCLE (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC)

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 133371 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(09/02/1994) SX 56629032 Hut circle on the southern edge of an extensive cairnfield of at least 64 mounds. Simple plan and rubble bank walling type. Interior of the structure measures 6.5m in diameter and is defined by a 1.4m wide wall standing up to 0.4m high. Probably broadly contemporary with the nearby cairnfield.

English Heritage, 1994, Schedule note (Schedule Document). SDV233213.

(08/09/1994) SX56629032 A stone hut circle was recorded at this location situated on a narrow natural shelf on a west facing slope of Longstone Hill. The Hut Circle is of Bronze Age date.

Probert, S. A. J. + Newman, P., 2003-2004, Measured survey North Dartmoor Military Range Okehampton Range: Monument Baseline Condition Survey (Report - Survey). SDV350801.

(27/01/2004) There is no ground evidence in the area described by the grid reference given in 1994 to suggest the presence of a prehistoric hut circle. The gently sloping hillside possesses a number of naturally stony areas, one of which may have been wrongly identified.

English Heritage, 2015, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV357602.

A hut circle on Longstone Hill.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV233213Schedule Document: English Heritage. 1994. Schedule note. The Schedule of Monuments. Unknown.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 133371.
SDV350801Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Newman, P.. 2003-2004. Measured survey North Dartmoor Military Range Okehampton Range: Monument Baseline Condition Survey. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. 28-2004. Unknown.
SDV357602National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. [Mapped feature: #94310 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV52489Related to: Alleged cairn on Longstone Hill (Monument)
MDV52488Related to: Alleged cairns on Longstone Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV762 - MPP/133371
  • EDV7620 - Okehampton Artillary Range
  • EDV8679 - Okehampton Range: Management Survey
  • EDV8291 - Okehampton Range: Monument Baseline Condition Survey
  • EDV8695 - Survey of Okehampton North Dartmoor Military Range

Date Last Edited:Dec 3 2021 12:38PM