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HER Number:MDV5304
Name:Possible settlement south of Hickaton Hill


This hut circle south of Hickaton Hill apparently has traces of enclosure walls associated with it. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.


Grid Reference:SX 674 656
Map Sheet:SX66NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDean Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishDEAN PRIOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Walling of Bronze Age hut circle south of Hickaton Hill

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66NE/86
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX66SE57 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV173621.

Small hut circle with a levelled interior south of "Abbot's Way", in poor condition. Internal diameter measures 2.5 meters, walls 1.4 meters wide. Traces of wall extend for approximately 10.0 meters on either side.

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.

Enclosure walls not visible.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV173621Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX66SE57. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #94535 ]
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV24949Related to: Avon Dam Reservoir (Monument)
MDV5232Related to: Hut circle north of the Avon Reservoir (Monument)
MDV5227Related to: Hut circle settlement 250 metres west of Brockhill Ford (Monument)
MDV5303Related to: Hut circle settlement on Hickaton Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 6 2015 10:47AM