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HER Number:MDV53019
Name:Hut circle near enclosure west of Babeny Farm, Dartmoor Forest


The remains of a disturbed Bronze Age hut circle is visible as a platform measuring 6.5 metres by 5.5 metres


Grid Reference:SX 665 750
Map Sheet:SX67NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Bronze Age settlement 580 metres west of Babeny, comprising a circular enclosure with at least one internal hut circle and further huts outside and further fragments of boundary walls

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX67NE210
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 890826
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 890826
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NE/228

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 1987-1993, Duchy Farms Project Survey Visit, S. Probert (Report - Survey). SDV350839.

(20/10/1993) SX 6652 7508 A disturbed hut circle on the steep east-facing slope above the right bank of the East Dart River, 650m west of Babeny farmhouse. It comprises a gently sloping platform measuring 6.5m east-west by 5.5m that has been terraced by 0.5m on the east and cut into the slope by 0.6m on the west. The walls have been removed and there is no trace of an entrance. The hut and the area to the west have been ploughed, probably during the 19th century.
A sub-circular enclosure and several lengths of prehistoric field walls lie to the west and north-west.

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

Hut circle shown on survey.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV350839Report - Survey: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 1987-1993. Duchy Farms Project Survey Visit. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Unknown. S. Probert.

Associated Monuments

MDV53024Related to: Boundary to the east of enclosure west of Babeny, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV6096Related to: Enclosure 670 metres west of Babeny, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV53021Related to: Field boundaries west of Babeny Farm (Monument)
MDV133019Related to: Hut circle within enclosure 670 metres west of Babeny, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV53020Related to: Ridge and furrow west of Babeny Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8409 - Dartmoor Royal Forest Project
  • EDV8423 - Duchy Farms Project

Date Last Edited:Jul 16 2022 12:05PM