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HER Number:MDV5669
Name:Single hut circle west of the East Glaze Brook, Ugborough


Isolated hut circle to the west of the East Glaze Brook possibly associated with unenclosed settlement 250 metres to the east


Grid Reference:SX 663 615
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of a single prehistoric hut circle west of the East Glaze Brook, on Ugborough Moor

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66SE41
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 441890
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/10

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Crossing, W., 1912 (1965), Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor, 388 (Monograph). SDV320981.

East Glaze valley; elevation 335 metres. A solitary hut circle on the right bank of the East Glaze, opposite the start of a leat which runs to Corringdon. The aspect is south-east, not far from the stream. There are no standing stones. The walls are overgrown.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950/1977, SX66SE41 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV141106.

(13/04/1950) SX 66346152. Hut circle in rather poor condition. Entrance not obvious. Diametrer 8.0 metres.
(28/07/1977) Situated 20.0m southwest of the East Glaze Brook, this Type 2 hut circle is very ruinous except for a segment of wall on the east, double-faced with orthostats, which has a thickness of 2.0m. The hut has been levelled into the slope and measures 8.0m in internal diameter. There is a possible entrance on the southeast. (Type site: SX 56 NE 71).
Surveyed at 1:10 000 on PFD.

National Monuments Record, 1982, NMR SF2112, 1253-4 (Aerial Photograph). SDV345548.

Photograph taken on 19th April 1982.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Single hut circle visible on 1982 aerial photograph.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 90, Map 56, Figure 56.7 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Hut circle of circa 8.0 metres diameter is indicated 250 metres to the west of the unenclosed settlement at 'Brent Fore Hill South' and overlooks the rest of the settlement. (Butler also shows three further hut circles between this hut and the settlement).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV141106Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950/1977. SX66SE41. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV320981Monograph: Crossing, W.. 1912 (1965). Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 388.
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. 90, Map 56, Figure 56.7.
SDV345548Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1982. NMR SF2112. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1253-4. [Mapped feature: #95612 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV13267Related to: Hut circle settlement 280 metres north-west of Ball Gate, South Brent (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 17 2022 3:39PM