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HER Number:MDV5786
Name:Hut circle surrounded by a small plot on the boundary of the parallel reave system, South Brent


Hut circle in a fragmentary condition recorded in 1950; diameter 8 metres. Could not be identified in 1980 but may be concealed beneath heavy vegetation growth.


Grid Reference:SX 671 610
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

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: SX66SE25
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 441828
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/85

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs, 2494 4076-7 (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Photograph taken on 11th March 1948. Double hut circle shown on aerial photograph on the north side of a former field bounday.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950/1980, SX66SE25 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV177943.

(13/04/1950) At SX 67176110 a hut circle in fragmentary condition; diameter 8 metres.
(10/01/1980) The hut circle recorded above was not identified but may be concealed beneath a heavy growth of bracken and furze.

National Monuments Record, 1980, SF1743, 51-4 (Aerial Photograph). SDV174615.

Photograph taken on 9th April 1980.

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

Visible on 1948 and 1980 aerial photographs.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 87-9, Map 56, Figure 56.5 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Hut Circle '5' of 6.0 metres diameter has a small plot walled off immediately outside it and is attached to the boundary reave.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Visible on aerial photograph.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV174615Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1980. SF1743. 51-4.
SDV177943Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950/1980. SX66SE25. 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.
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. 87-9, Map 56, Figure 56.5.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). 2494 4076-7.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #95898 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV5787Related to: Hut Circle on the north side of Corringdon Ball field system, South Brent (Monument)
MDV5816Related to: Hut Circle on the north-east side of Corringdon Ball, South Brent (Monument)
MDV5815Related to: Hut Circle within a small plot to north-east of Corringdon Ball, South Brent (Monument)
MDV13291Related to: PARALLEL REAVE SYSTEM in the Parish of South Brent, Ugborough (Monument)
MDV129580Related to: Small plot surrounding hut circle to north-east of Corringdon Ball, South Brent (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 17 2022 1:02PM