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HER Number:MDV54363
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/2/4
  • 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, apparently refashioned, is levelled into the north-west facing slope at SX62927371. The front and back scarps are both 0.5 meters high and the 0.5 meter high wall of small and medium sized boulders may have been double-faced. It is now probably a D-shaped feature measuring 5.0 meters by 3.5 meters internally but it was probably originally a circular hut with a 5.0 meter internal diameter. The position of the entrance is not clear and the internal 'diagonal' wall is clearly a later, possibly recent addition. Other details: (Number 4).


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: #94857 ]
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)
MDV78741Related to: Hut circle in settlement north-east of Moorlands (Monument)
MDV54361Related to: Hut circle in settlement north-east of Moorlands (Monument)
MDV54362Related 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