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HER Number:MDV55244
Name:Hut Circle (6) south of a Prehistoric Enclosure (A), Sheepstor

Summary

Hut Circle (6) to the south of a Prehistoric enclosure (A) to the east of Drizzlecombe

Location

Grid Reference:SX 592 672
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/38/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 24104

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP133429 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 12th March 1993. Hut circle forming part of a cluster of Neolithic and Bronze Age settlement and ritual features including 5 enclosures, a large number of associated hut circles, 3 stone alignments and at least 22 cairns. This hut circle is located immediately south of an agglomerate enclosure. It is terraced into the hillslope and is of the simple plan and coursed walling type. The interior measures 3.7 metres in diameter and is defined by a 1.6 metre wide wall standing up to 0.7 metres high. A 1 metre by 0.8 metre by 0.2m deep, hollow within the building may be the result of robbing or partial excavation.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 128, Figure 49.13, Map 49 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Hut Circle (6) to the south of Drizzlecombe Enclosure (A) is 4.1 metres in diameter. It seems to have an alcove built into the north wall and an opening to the south.


Fletcher, M. + Newman, P. + Probert, S., 1999, Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor areas in the Plym Valley, West Devon (Report - Survey). SDV346268.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Feature visible on aerial photograph.


Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

The eastern of 2 stone hut circles. Diameter 8 metres with faced walls 1.5 metres thick and 0.6 metres high. Entrance to the south.


National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape, 438752, Sx56NE87 (Website). SDV360651.

A fairly well defined hut circle located to the south of the enclosure. It measures 4.1 metres by 4.6 metres internally and had a boulder/stone bank with some facing slabs 1.5 metres wide and 0.5 metres high; the entrance is on the downhill side. The interior has possibly been excavated.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 128, Figure 49.13, Map 49.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP133429.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV346268Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. + Newman, P. + Probert, S.. 1999. Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor areas in the Plym Valley, West Devon. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A4 Comb Bound.
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 438752, Sx56NE87.
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV4033Part of: Prehistoric Enclosure (A) with Extension to the East, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV3369Related to: Cairn south-west of Prehistoric Enclosure east of Drizzlecombe, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV122549Related to: Hut Circle (1) in the centre of a Prehistoric Enclosure (A) east of Drizzlecombe, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV122552Related to: Hut Circle (2) on the east side of a Prehistoric Enclosure (A) east of Drizzlecombe, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV122554Related to: Hut Circle (3) on the north side of a Prehistoric Enclosure (A) east of Drizzlecombe, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV122555Related to: Hut Circle (4) on the west side of the Extension of a Prehistoric Enclosure (A) east of Drizzlecombe, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV122556Related to: Hut Circle (5) on the east side of the Extension of a Prehistoric Enclosure (A) east of Drizzlecombe, Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV3368Related to: Possible Hut Circle south of a Prehistoric Enclosure (A) east of Drizzlecombe, Sheepstor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4966 - Survey of Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor

Date Last Edited:Aug 10 2018 11:08AM