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HER Number:MDV52760
Name:Hut circle south-east of Kraps Ring, Bellever

Summary

Large hut circle to the south-east of Kraps Ring enclosed hut circle settlement, Bellever Plantation. One of a pair of huts in close proximity south of the main enclosure.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 643 780
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/26/8
  • Old SAM County Ref: 455
  • Old SAM Ref: 28686

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Turner, J. R., 1976, Ancient Monuments on Forestry Commission Land. Fernworthy and Bellever (Report - non-specific). SDV351823.

Bellever Plantation Lakehead (7.A) SX64387808
Hut circle measuring 7.0 metres in diameter, on a platform site cut into a north-facing slope, very ruined. Largest stone, 1.1 by 0.25 metres (thick) by 0.7 metres above the ground. Not investigated.
Recommendations of the 1976/7 committee: (April 1976) In the broad central clearing zone. One tree in west side of wall.
1955 Spooner/Dixon report (Lakehead-Bellever-Laughter site number 17).


Dartmoor National Park Authority + Forestry Commission + Dartmoor Preservation Association, 1976, Conservation of Ancient Monuments. The Report of a Working Party, 4 (Report - non-specific). SDV248248.

Bellever Plantation Lakehead 7.A (see 1976 Field Report for full details).


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 144261, (09/07/1997) (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Stone hut circle forming part of a partially enclosed stone hut circle settlement known as Kraps Ring. Diameter 8.0 metres, double and single orthostat wall 1.2 metres wide, 0.6 metres high. Internal area 50.24 metres. Not enclosed. A 10 degree facing gap with thickening of either side may be a door. Deciduous trees on western wall, elsewhere grass and bilberry.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 43-44, figure 27.6 (Monograph). SDV219155.


Newman , P., 1993, RCHME Field Investigation at Lakehead Hill (Report - Survey). SDV262456.

SX 64387806. Approximately 40 metres south-south-west of the enclosure, a large hut with internal diameter of 7.3 metres, consisting of a ring of large, mostly displaced boulders, set into a grassy bank of up to 2 metres wide by 0.4 metres high. The maximum height of the stones is 0.5 metres. A small tree is growing within the western section of the hut wall.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Hut circle is depicted on modern map.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 43-44, figure 27.6.
  • Report - non-specific: Dartmoor National Park Authority + Forestry Commission + Dartmoor Preservation Association. 1976. Conservation of Ancient Monuments. The Report of a Working Party. Dartmoor National Park Authority Field Report. A4 Bound. 4.
  • Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 1993. RCHME Field Investigation at Lakehead Hill. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field Investigation. Unknown.
  • Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 144261, (09/07/1997).
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #94429 ]
  • Report - non-specific: Turner, J. R.. 1976. Ancient Monuments on Forestry Commission Land. Fernworthy and Bellever. Dartmoor National Park Authority Field Report. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV5929Related to: Hut circle south-east of Kraps Ring, Bellever (Monument)
MDV5861Related to: Kraps Ring enclosed hut circle settlement (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7388 - Archaeological condition survey in Bellever Woods
  • EDV7406 - Archaeological condition survey in Bellever Woods
  • EDV7431 - Woodland Survey (1989-90) at Bellever, Soussons and other woodland parcels

Date Last Edited:Aug 13 2013 2:02PM