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HER Number:MDV5294
Name:Hut circle settlement at Hickaton Hill

Summary

Enclosed settlement comprising enclosure with three hut circles and two hut circles outside the enclosure, on Hickaton Hill. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 672 665
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDean Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishDEAN PRIOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Walling remains of a Bronze Age settlement comprising an enclosure with a number of hut circles and a Prehistoric stone circle on Hickaton Hill

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/77
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

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


Royal Air Force, 1946, CPE/UK 1890, 4271 (Aerial Photograph). SDV140289.


Royal Air Force, 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2494, 4115-6 (Aerial Photograph). SDV147533.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950 - 1977, SX66NE15 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV147532.

Enclosed settlement containing enclosure with three hut circles and two hut circles outside the enclosure, on Hickaton Hill. The enclosure wall is constructed of turf and heather covered stones, with an entrance at the east. Three hut circles are recorded within the enclosure of small turf covered stones with no visible entrances. (1950)
Enclosure with three hut circles inside. The general condition of the site is poor. Entrances of hut circles recorded to the south. (1977)


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

No hut circles seen outside of enclosure.


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

SDV140289Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. CPE/UK 1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4271.
SDV147532Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950 - 1977. SX66NE15. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV147533Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2494. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4115-6.
SDV147534Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. NMR SX6766. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #94497 ]
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV5295Related to: Hut circle outside settlement on Hickaton Hill (Monument)
MDV5260Related to: Possible stone circle on Hickaton Hill, Dean Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Dec 19 2012 10:39AM