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HER Number:MDV55156
Name:Hut Circles at West Coombe Settlement

Summary

West Coombe Prehistoric settlement includes a row of four hut circles

Location

Grid Reference:SX 701 817
Map Sheet:SX78SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishNorth Bovey
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH BOVEY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: West Coombe Prehistoric settlement including a field system, enclosures and hut circles, and medieval field system with ridge and furrow on Hookney Down to south-east

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 445635
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SW/257/1
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX78SW9
  • 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

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953, SX78SW9 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV346549.


Gibson, A., 1984, Survey and Excavation on Shapley Common, Dartmoor, 1984 (Report - Survey). SDV346474.

Plan shows a row of four hut circles along the south side of a field boundary. Other details: Plan.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 158-160 (Monograph). SDV299725.

West Coombe Prehistoric settlement includes a row of three hut circles aligned north-east to south-west with a fourth to the west.
Hut 3 to the west has a diameter of 7.6 metres and seems to open into its own small paddock. A small section of its circumference is topped with laid blocks where it has been incorporated into the later field wall. Huts 6-8 in a line within the lower fields of the settlement have diameters between 5 - 8 metres and are badly damaged. Other details: Map 23, Site 1, Figure 23.1.


Gibson, A., 1992, The Excavation of an Iron Age Settlement at Gold Park, Dartmoor, 34-41 (Article in Serial). SDV346556.

Excavation in 1986 revealed that the level terrace below the cairns had been used for construction of four circular timber structures whose bedding trenches were located in the natural subsoil.


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

Part of West Coombe Prehistoric settlement which was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 2004. Other details: Site 39.


Gerrard, S., 2006, Dartmoor Nationally Important Sites (Cartographic). SDV345607.

Site within the outline shown.


National Monuments Record, 2011, 445635 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV346555.

Seven Bronze/Iron Age huts and field system, remade possibly in Medieval period, on Coombe Down.


Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Four 'Hut Circles' shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 158-160.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345607Cartographic: Gerrard, S.. 2006. Dartmoor Nationally Important Sites. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #95108 ]
SDV346474Report - Survey: Gibson, A.. 1984. Survey and Excavation on Shapley Common, Dartmoor, 1984. A4 Stapled.
SDV346549Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953. SX78SW9. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV346555National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2011. 445635. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV346556Article in Serial: Gibson, A.. 1992. The Excavation of an Iron Age Settlement at Gold Park, Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 50. Paperback Volume. 34-41.

Associated Monuments

MDV8724Part of: West Coombe Settlement (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 25 2013 11:13AM