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HER Number:MDV54404
Name:Hut Circle within Dunnabridge Pound


Western of two Prehistoric hut circles in the south-eastern part of Dunnabridge Pound


Grid Reference:SX 646 745
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/38/3
  • 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.

A depression 5 metres in diameter and 0.4 metres deep with a 1.5 metres gap on the south lower side opening from a level interior. There are traces of a turf covered stone bank on the west side enclosing the depression.

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, 54-55 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Dunnabridge Pound with several Prehistoric huts. 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.

The western of two hut circles shown against the south-eastern 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. 54-55.
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: #94869 ]
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)
MDV54403Related 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