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HER Number:MDV5705
Name:Hut circle B at Glaze Meet, Ugborough


The eastern of a group of three huts recorded by the Ordnance Survey in 1950, nearly obliterated by tree felling operations. This hut is thought to measure around 10.0 metres in diameter.


Grid Reference:SX 667 604
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and surviving stone-walls of Bronze Age parallel reaves, field system and hut circles on Corringdon Ball and Treeland Downs, Bronze Age hut circles and medieval settlement at Newland's Brakes and pillow mounds on south side of Corringdon Ball

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66SE61
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 441952
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/35/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Huts not shown on the late 19th century historic map; this area is forested and marked as 'Glasscombe Lower Plantation'.

Royal Air Force, 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2494, 4076-4077 (Aerial Photograph). SDV147533.

Visible on the Royal Air Force 1948 aerial photographs.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950/1977, SX66SE61, B (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV178013.

Hut B (SX6676 6049). 28/3/1950 One of three hut circles virtually destroyed during felling operations. The diameter is approximately 10.0 metres.
(26/07/1977) Three hut circles lie on a south-east facing slope at the junction of the West and East Glaze Brooks at approximately 245.0m. O.D. The northern one has an internal diameter of 5.0m. and is possibly Type 2. That to the south-east has an internal diameter of 8.0m. and is also possible Type 2; its walls have been flattened. The southern most has an internal diameter of 5.7m; its type cannot be determined.
There is a possible entrance on the south-west. All three huts have been terraced into the hillside and are in an extremely ruinous condition. (Type site: SX 56 NE 71).
Surveyed at 1:10 000 on P.F.D.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 86, Map 56 (Monograph). SDV337765.

'Glaze Meet North' was the site of a small settlement. Five huts can be identified, the largest about 8.0 metres diameter, together with a few short lengths of walling.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms, UGB17 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 12/04/2019. Condition assessed as good. Vegetation consisted of small amounts of gorse and soft rush. This site is on private land and was visited with the owner's consent. Photo taken

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording photographs, UGB17 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Visited 12/04/2019 Photo taken of hut B looking north north west

Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

Hut is marked on the modern mapping and this location matches fairly well with available lidar and aerial photograph data so is thought to be reasonably accurate.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV147533Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2494. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4076-4077.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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. 86, Map 56.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #95675 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UGB17.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UGB17.

Associated Monuments

MDV5704Related to: Hut circle A at Glaze Meet, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV5706Related to: Hut circle C at Glaze Meet, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV13291Related to: PARALLEL REAVE SYSTEM in the Parish of South Brent, Ugborough (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 18 2022 10:15AM