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HER Number:MDV54417
Name:Southern of three hut circles in settlement east of Royal Hill, Dartmoor Forest

Summary

Southern of three hut circles within settlement north-west of Swincombe Water Intake. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 630 718
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Walling remains of a Bronze Age settlement north-west of Swincombe Water Intake, comprising three hut circles and fragmentary remains of field walls

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/52/2
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Probert, S. A. J., 1989, RCHME Field Investigation (Report - Survey). SDV234023.

Hut circle B (at SX 63067191). A hut with an internal diameter of 4.4 meters, well preserved in the south and west quadrants with walling 1.0 meter wide and between 0.2 meters and 0.5 meters high, mostly inner and outer facing slabs with rubble infill. An entrance on the south is 0.7 meters wide, flanked by orthostats.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 213, Map 63 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Two hut circles mentioned at 'Joan Ford's Newtake'.

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 (Cartographic). SDV345521.

Hut circle shown on survey.

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

Feature shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV234023Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 1989. RCHME Field Investigation. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field/Recording In. Unknown.
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. 213, Map 63.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #127081 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV6299Part of: Settlement east of Royal Hill to the north-west of Swincombe Water Intake, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV54418Related to: Central of three hut circles in settlement east of Royal Hill, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV54416Related to: Northern hut circle in settlement east of Royal Hill, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8146 - Royal Commission Survey at Down Ridge and Swincombe

Date Last Edited:Oct 14 2020 12:52PM