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HER Number:MDV53407
Name:Hut circle 29, Merrivale settlement

Summary

Part of the settlement to the south of the road, this is a small hut not identified by the Ordnance Survey in 1950 (first noted by Gerrard in 1994). Measures 4.2 metres in diameter internally and walls survive to a height of 0.5 metres and width of 1.1 metres.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 555 749
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57SE/53/9
  • Old SAM Ref: 24191

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., 1994, MPP/133501 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Hut circle within a large partially enclosed settlement; this circle is terraced into the hill slope and is of the simple plan and double orthostat walling type. Interior is oval, 4.6 metres by 4.0 metres, and is defined by a 1.6 metre wide wall standing up to 0.5 metres high. The hut was constructed to incorporate a large earthfast boulder in its east wall. A north-west facing gap in the surrounding wall may represent the original doorway.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 72-74, Map 30, fig 30.5 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Depicted by Butler.

Probert, S. A. J., 2000, The Merrivale Guardianship Area, Walkhampton, Devon (Report - Survey). SDV344969.

Hut circle number 29 (SX 5555 7493). Measures 4.2 metres in diameter internally and walls survive to a height of 0.5 metres and width of 1.1 metres. Other details: 12 (Fig 4).

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, MER-7 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 18/09/2019. Hut circle covered with grass and gorse. Overall condition good. Photo taken.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, MER-7 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photo looking 030° showing grass and gorse on hut circle walls.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 72-74, Map 30, fig 30.5.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 1994, MPP/133501.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #94647 ]
SDV344969Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 2000. The Merrivale Guardianship Area, Walkhampton, Devon. English Heritage. 1247982. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. MER-7.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. MER-7.

Associated Monuments

MDV4897Part of: Merrivale hut circle settlement (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4830 - Survey of guardianship area, Merrivale

Date Last Edited:Sep 23 2019 11:07AM