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HER Number:MDV54356
Name:Hut circle on Beardown Hill

Summary

Hut circle situated on a shelf of a west-facing moorland slope overlooking the Cowsic River.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 592 782
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 619395
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/142

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Newman, P., 2004, Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey (Report - Survey). SDV346874.

The hut is almost totally disguised by tall grass.


English Heritage, 2005, Industrial Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV346396.

(Survey date: 03/08/1988) SX59267823. A possible hut circle is situated on a shelf of a west-facing moorland slope overlooking the Cowsic River. A circular platform, 3.0 metres in diameter, is enclosed on the north margin by a low stoney bank, 1.4 metres wide, 0.3 metres high. The southern side of the platform is unenclosed though it has been levelled by 0.6 metres.


Probert, S. A. J., 2010, A Condition Survey of the Archaeological Sites of Merrivale Range, Dartmoor Training Area (Report - Survey). SDV360515.

The hut is almost totally disguised by tall grass.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346396Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Industrial Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #94852 ]
SDV346874Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2004. Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. Unknown.
SDV360515Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 2010. A Condition Survey of the Archaeological Sites of Merrivale Range, Dartmoor Training Area. A4 Comb Bound.

Associated Monuments

MDV4588Related to: Enclosure and hut circle 200 metres south of Broad Hole (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7441 - Condition survey of the archaeological sites of Merrivale Training Area
  • EDV7570 - Condition survey of Merrivale Range training area

Date Last Edited:Dec 16 2013 1:25PM