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HER Number:MDV5790
Name:Hut circle within enclosed settlement, South Brent

Summary

Hut Circle '2' within Enclosure 'A' (Butler) at Zeal Hill South

Location

Grid Reference:SX 671 629
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX66SE29
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/88/1
  • Old SAM County Ref: 381
  • Old SAM Ref: 10579
  • Pastscape: 441846

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Hut circle shown on 19th century map.

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

Hut circle visible on aerial photograph.

National Monuments Record, 1977, SX6762, 2/307-8 (Aerial Photograph). SDV177951.

Photograph taken on 14th April 1977.

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

Site visited on 19th March 1984.

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

Visible on 1977 aerial photograph.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 103-4, Map 57, Figure 57.2 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Hut Circle '2' within Enclosure 'A' at 'Zeal Hill South' is the largest hut at 7 metres diameter and occupies the most prominent position in the enclosure.

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

Feature visible on aerial photograph.

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

Hut circle shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2020, National Heritage List for England, 1012776 (National Heritage List for England). SDV363414.

Enclosure with hut circles north of Bala Brook intake. The huts are up to 12 metres in diameter with walls up to a metre in height and 2 metres in thickness, they have entrances on the west or north-west side and some are set into the slope.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 441846, SX66SE29 (Website). SDV363416.

Site visited on 14th April 1950. One hut circle with others within an enclosure, in good condition. Diameter 8.0 metres.
There are nine huts inside and one outside the enclosure, three being attached to the enclosure walling. All but one of the huts inside the enclosure are of type 2. The other at SX 67796297, is of type 1, possibly built on the remains of type 2. The internal diameters vary from 3.5 metres to 7.0 metres with walling averaging 1.9 metres thick and 0.5 metres high. The majority of the entrances are to the south-east. The huts have levelled interiors and are generally in good condition.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV177951Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. SX6762. NMR Aerial Photograph. 2/307-8.
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.
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. 103-4, Map 57, Figure 57.2.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #127262 ]
SDV343082Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1984. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1984. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Printout.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).
SDV363413Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap 2020. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV363414National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2020. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1012776.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 441846, SX66SE29.

Associated Monuments

MDV5789Part of: Enclosed hut circle settlement north of Bala Brook, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129079Related to: Hut circle on the outside of an enclosed settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129070Related to: Hut circle within enclosed settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129071Related to: Hut circle within enclosed settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129072Related to: Hut circle within enclosed settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129074Related to: Hut circle within enclosed settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129075Related to: Hut circle within enclosed settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129076Related to: Hut circle within enclosed settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129077Related to: Hut circle within enclosed settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV129078Related to: Hut circle within enclosed settlement, South Brent (Monument)
MDV5791Related to: Hut circle within enclosed settlement, South Brent (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 2 2020 12:58PM