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HER Number:MDV58307
Name:Hut circle in settlement on Shovel Down, Gidleigh

Summary

Small hut positioned at the corner of a rectangular field in settlement near the summit on Shovel Down. Diameter measures 4.8 metres, height 0.5 metres. Wall 2.0 metres wide. Internal area 18.08 metres. Abuts field walls.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 657 859
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishGidleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/163/3
  • Old SAM Ref: 28663

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 1439546, 1997 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Hut Circle at SX65758592. Diameter 4.8 metres, height 0.5 metres. Wall 2.0 metres wide. Internal area 18.08 metres. Abuts field walls.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 175-6, Map 36.4 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Depicted by Butler in settlement area A on Shovel Down; one of four huts (diameters range between 4.6 - 7.7 metres) set among four or five small fields near the summit of the down.


Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 175-6, Map 36.4.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 1439546, 1997.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #112516 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV6163Part of: Small settlement on Shovel Down, Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV58309Related to: Hut circle in settlement on Shovel Down, Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV58305Related to: Hut circle in settlement on Shovel Down, Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV58306Related to: Hut circle in settlement on Shovel Down, Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV58310Related to: Possible hut circle on Shovel Down, Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV58308Related to: Prehistoric field system on Shovel Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6198 - Geophysical Survey on Shovel Down and Kes Tor

Date Last Edited:Feb 12 2019 12:35PM