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HER Number:MDV54403
Name:Hut Circle within Dunnabridge Pound


Prehistoric hut circle within the northern bank of Dunnabridge Pound


Grid Reference:SX 646 746
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of Dunnabridge Pound; a 14th century circular livestock pound and remains of deserted Brownberry farnstead south of the road

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 443295
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/38/2
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX67SW22
  • 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

Crossing, W., 1912 (1965), Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor (Monograph). SDV320981.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950 - 1988, SX67SW22 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV346912.

An almost circular turf covered platform which abuts the inner face of the pound wall. Overall it measures 11 metres east to west and 9 metres north to south. It is from 0.2 to 0.5 metres high with a flat top 8 metres by 6 metres and a single orthostatic slab on the north-west perimeter, 0.6 metres long by 0.2 metres thick, and 0.3 metres high.

Greeves, T. A. P., 1982, Dunnabridge Farm (Plan - measured). SDV266230.

Hemery, E., 1983, High Dartmoor (Monograph). SDV249702.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 54 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Prehistoric hut against the northern bank of Dunnabridge Pound. Other details: Map 28, Site 1.

Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

Dunnabridge Pound was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 2004. Other details: Site 125.

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

Hut circle shown within the northern boundary of Dunnabridge Pound.

National Monuments Record, 2011, 443295 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV346916.

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. 54.
SDV249702Monograph: Hemery, E.. 1983. High Dartmoor. High Dartmoor. Hardback Volume.
SDV266230Plan - measured: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1982. Dunnabridge Farm. 1:25,000. Plan.
SDV320981Monograph: Crossing, W.. 1912 (1965). Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Hardback Volume.
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. [Mapped feature: #94868 ]
SDV346912Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950 - 1988. SX67SW22. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV346916National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2011. 443295. National Monuments Record Database. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV6272Part of: Dunnabridge Pound (Monument)
MDV54405Related to: Hut Circle in Dunnabridge Pound (Monument)
MDV54404Related to: Hut Circle within Dunnabridge Pound (Monument)
MDV6273Related to: Stone Seat at Dunnabridge Pound (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 21 2013 3:35PM