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HER Number:MDV54361
Name:Hut circle in settlement north-east of Moorlands

Summary

Hut circle within settlement site to the north-east of Moorlands Farm. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 629 737
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and walls of a Bronze Age hut circle settlement and field system in bend of West Dart River to north-east of Moorlands Farm

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/2/2
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2200 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Fletcher, M. J., 1988, Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England (Report - Survey). SDV214888.

A hut circle with an internal diameter of 4.0 meters is levelled into a north-west facing slope to a depth of 0.3 meters at SX63997371. The front scarp is a maximum 0.7 meters high and the ragged, possibly double-faced wall is about 0.9 meters wide and up to 0.5 meters high. The entrance on the south-east, uphill, side is marked by a 1.4 meter wide gap and 0.9 meter high orthostat. It is linked to a field wall.


Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 216 (Monograph). SDV337765.


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.


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


National Monuments Record, 2010, 443238 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV261715.


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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV214888Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. J.. 1988. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field/Recording In. Unknown.
SDV261715National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2010. 443238. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 216.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #94855 ]
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV6215Part of: Settlement north-east of Moorlands Farm (Monument)
MDV54362Related to: Hut circle in settlement north-east of Moorlands (Monument)
MDV54363Related to: Hut circle in settlement north-east of Moorlands (Monument)
MDV78741Related to: Hut circle in settlement north-east of Moorlands (Monument)
MDV54364Related to: Hut circle in settlement to the north-east of Moorlands (Monument)
MDV54365Related to: Possible hut circle in settlement north-east of Moorlands Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 22 2013 1:37PM