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HER Number:MDV55301
Name:Hut circle south-east of enclosed settlement on Lee Moor


This record may duplicate one of the huts inside the enclosure, although Gerrard states it is outside. Unconfirmed site.


Grid Reference:SX 585 646
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/519
  • Old SAM Ref: 24119

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Mercer, R. J., 1987, An Archaeological Field Survey of the Upper Plym Valley, Dartmoor 1982-1986, 554 (Report - Survey). SDV165948.

Vestigial unenclosed oval structure consisting of an intermittent turf-covered bank, in which few stones are visible. A few irregular stones located on the inner and outer perimeters in east and south sectors may indicate the presence of facings, though there are no clearly faced slabs. Northern and western sectors are particularly disturbed and consist of a series of hummocks. There are several gaps in the bank but none is a certain entrance. Diameter is 3.0 metres by 2.0 metres internally, 5.50 metres by 4.0 metres externally by 0.40 metres high. SX5856 6463.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 133394, 18/5/1993 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Hut circle immediately outside an agglomerate enclosure. Terraced into the hillslope. Simple plan and rubble bank walling type. Interior is oval, 3.5 metres by 2 metres and is defined by a 1.3 metre wide wall standing up to 0.4 metres high.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV165948Report - Survey: Mercer, R. J.. 1987. An Archaeological Field Survey of the Upper Plym Valley, Dartmoor 1982-1986. Edinburgh Archaeological Services. A4 Comb Bound. 554.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 133394, 18/5/1993. [Mapped feature: #34905 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV2419Related to: Enclosed hut circle settlement on Lee Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 23 2015 3:17PM