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HER Number:MDV5806
Name:Hut circle within enclosure north-west of Dockwell


Ovoid hut circle with associated oval-shaped yard within enclosure north-west of Dockwell.


Grid Reference:SX 693 645
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDean Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishDEAN PRIOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Walling remains of a Bronze Age hut circle settlement 400 metres west of Dockwell Hole, comprising a sub-circular enclosure with at least three internal hut circles and further external huts

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/97/2
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951 - 1979, SX66SE12 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV169282.

Hut B measures 7.5 meters in diameter and is one of two hut circles within the enclosure at the southern end. It is a double-walled type; with turf and bracken-covered walls and interior, which holds many stones thrown down from the wall. The condition of the circle is poor, with a possible entrance on the south side. 6/6/1951
Hut circle at SX69306457: an oval hut measuring 7.4 meters by 5.1 meters visible only as inner facing of orthostatic slabs. A small oval yard 7.1 meters by 3.2 meters is attached to the west. 26/7/1979

National Monuments Record, 1979, NMR SF1457, 383-384 (Aerial Photograph). SDV172921.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Hut circle visible on 1979 National Monuments Record aerial photograph.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV169282Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951 - 1979. SX66SE12. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV172921Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1979. NMR SF1457. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. 383-384.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #95981 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV5804Part of: Settlement 400 metres north-west of Dockwell Hole (Monument)
MDV13257Related to: Hut circle within enclosure north-west of Dockwell (Monument)
MDV5805Related to: Hut circle within enclosure north-west of Dockwell (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 8 2013 12:01PM