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

Summary

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

Location

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

  • National Monuments Record: SX66SE12
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/97/2
  • Pastscape: 441775
  • 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, 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 (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Hut circle visible on 1979 National Monuments Record aerial photograph.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 112,143, Map 57, Figure 57.12 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Hut Circle '5' of 6.5 metres diameter at 'Parnell's Hill' settlement is reasonably well preserved on the edge of a stony patch of ground.

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

Hut circle with small pen to the west shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV169282Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951 - 1979. SX66SE12. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. SX66SE12.
SDV172921Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1979. NMR SF1457. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. 383-384.
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. 112,143, Map 57, Figure 57.12.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #95981 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV5804Part of: Settlement 400 metres north-west of Dockwell Hole, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV129402Related to: Hut circle on the eastern boundary of the enclosure north-west of Dockwell, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV129401Related to: Hut circle on the northern boundary of the enclosure north-west of Dockwell, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV129403Related to: Hut circle to the north-east of the settlement north-west of Dockwell, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV129404Related to: Hut circle to the north-east of the settlement north-west of Dockwell, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV13257Related to: Hut circle within enclosure north-west of Dockwell, Dean Prior (Monument)
MDV5805Related to: Hut circle within enclosure north-west of Dockwell, Dean Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Dec 1 2020 1:28PM