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HER Number:MDV55246
Name:Hut north-east of oval enclosure at Drizzlecombe

Summary

One of two contiguous hut circles north-east of enclosure MDV3443. They measure internally 4.8m and 6.0m across respectively and both have tumbled boulder-stone walls up to 0.4m high; the entrance gaps are not obvious.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 595 671
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 NE 230
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/579
  • Old SAM Ref: 24104
  • Pastscape: 1244082

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 133437 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(12/03/1993) SX 5954 6715. Hut circle forming part of a cluster of Neolithic and Bronze Age settlement and ritual features including 5 enclosures, a large number of associated stone hut circles, 3 stone alignments and at least 22 cairns. It is located immediately north east of an enclosure, is terraced into the hillslope and is of the simple plan, rubble bank and single orthostat walling type. Interior measures 6.5 metres in diameter and is defined by a 1.2 metre wide wall standing up to 0.4 metres high. A 10 metre by 1.6 metre by 0.3 metre high rubble banks leads west-south-west from this hut.

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

Part of feature (12). A semi-circular hut circle with a short length of wall extending to the west.

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

(18/08/1999) The remains of two contiguous hut circles lie on a clitter-covered hillslope at SX 5953 6716. They measure internally 4.8m and 6.0m across respectively and both have tumbled boulder-stone walls up to 0.4m high; the entrance gaps are not obvious. A short curvilinear length of a boulder/ stone wall extends from the south-west side.

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

One of two adjoining hut circles shown on survey.

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. MPP 133437.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #124016 ]
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.

Associated Monuments

MDV55245Related to: Hut north-east of oval enclosure at Drizzlecombe (Monument)
MDV3443Related to: Oval enclosure north-east of the Drizzlecombe stone rows (Monument)
MDV55247Related to: Probable cairn north-east of enclosures at Drizzlecombe. (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4966 - Survey of Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor
  • EDV8155 - Plym Valley Survey

Date Last Edited:Feb 4 2020 12:54PM