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HER Number:MDV5784
Name:Hut on lower slope of Old Hill, South Brent

Summary

Hut circle to the south-east of prehistoric enclosure (MDV5783) to the north of Old Hill. Possible remains of enclosure noted on 1907 map, although this has not been confirmed since, and may relate to MDV5783, rather than this site, which is a single hut.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 668 631
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument 1002664: Hut enclosure N of Old Hill
  • SHINE: Walling remains of a Bronze Age hut circle settlement north of Old Hill consisting of an oval enclosure with at least two internal hut circles and two other associated hut circles
  • SHINE: Walling remains of a Bronze Age hut circle settlement north of Old Hill consisting of an oval enclosure with at least two internal hut circles and two other associated hut circles

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66SE39
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/454
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/83
  • Old SAM County Ref: 1014
  • Pastscape: 441882
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE? (Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 701 BC (Between))
  • HUT CIRCLE (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

'Enclosure' and 'hut circle' shown on Ordnance Survey 6 inch historic map (1907).
NB: the enclosure with two huts to the north-west is not depicted, so it's possible that this might represent that site, but be slightly misplaced (Richards, A. F., 26/11/2020).

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 2279-81 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.

Royal Air Force, 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2494, 4045-6 (Aerial Photograph). SDV147533.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX66SE39 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV177926.

(14/04/1950) hut circle, but the enclosure no longer exists. Fair condition.

National Monuments Record, 1976, SX6662/1, 46-49 (Aerial Photograph). SDV151002.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX66SE39 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV177927.

(20/07/1977) SX 6681 631 A Type 1 hut circle, situated on the east slopes of Old Hill at 290.0m OD, about 60.0m east of the homestead SX 66 SE 38. The internal diameter is 5.0m, the walls are 1.8m thick and constructed of very large boulders (now orthostatic). The entrance is not visible. (Type site: SX 56 SE 19). Surveyed at 1:10 000 on PFD.

Robinson, R., 1978, South Brent Parish Checklist (Un-published). SDV137445.

(10/05/1977) There is a well preserved hut circle near this location, diameter 8.20m, height 0.5m with large stones in the walls and a scatter of stones across the interior but no trace could be found of any enclosing pound although one is reported by the early Ordnance Survey description. The location as shown on the present 6 inch map is SX 6679 6314. It is visible on the 1948 Royal Air Force aerial photograph, but with no trace of an associated pound.

Robinson, R., 1984, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1984 (Un-published). SDV343082.

Visited 19/03/1984.

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

SX 6684 6313 Simple hut circle visible on 1976 aerial photograph

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 106, Map 57, Figure 57.4 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Hut Circle '7' to the south-east of 'Middle Brook Lower enclosure' at 7.0 metres diameter some 50 metres beyond the enclosure. (Butler says the hut is to the north-west of the enclosure but shows it to the south-east)

Ordnance Survey, 2020, MasterMap 2020 (Cartographic). SDV363413.

'Hut Circle' shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2020, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV363414.

Hut circle on lower slopes of Old Hill surviving as a circular interior measuring up to 5m in diameter defined by orthostatic walls of up to 1.8m wide and 0.5m high. There is no clear entrance.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137445Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1978. South Brent Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist.
SDV147533Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2494. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4045-6.
SDV151002Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. SX6662/1. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 46-49.
SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2279-81.
SDV177926Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX66SE39. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV177927Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX66SE39. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown.
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.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second 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. 106, Map 57, Figure 57.4.
SDV343082Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1984. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1984. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Printout.
SDV363413Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap 2020. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #127617 ]
SDV363414National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2020. National Heritage List for England. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV5783Related to: Enclosed hut circle settlement north of Old Hill, South Brent (Monument)
MDV28470Related to: Hut circle north-west of enclosure north of Old Hill, South Brent (Monument)
MDV13264Related to: Hut circle west of Middle Brook, South Brent (Monument)
MDV5785Related to: Isolated hut circle north of Old Hill, South Brent (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 26 2020 1:24PM