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HER Number:MDV58310
Name:Possible hut circle on Shovel Down, Gidleigh

Summary

Remains of a possible hut on Shovel Down; one of at least four huts associated with later prehistoric field system of several linked fields. This feature consists of an arc of stones that may be the partial remains of a hut located to the north-west of the main settlement.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 656 859
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishGidleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/163/6
  • 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 143960, 1997 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Curving rubble wall with a large number of edge set stones. This may represent a hut with only the western half surviving. If so the original internal diameter would have been c. 7.0 metres: measurements diameter 7 metres, wall height 0.8 metres. Single orthostat wall 1.5 metres wide. Internal area 38.46 metres.


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

Possible curved fragment of boundary depicted by Butler; not identified as a hut.


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

Small, curved fragment of some kind of structure is depicted on the modern mapping.


National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape, RCHME 1991 survey (Website). SDV360651.

Centred SX 65808595. Four well preserved hut circles, a possible fifth and a small rectangular structure lie within an irregular cluster of fields on the flat crest of Shovel Down.
The possible hut 5 at SX65668594 is situated on a slight slope remains intact, the arc of which suggests that it either formed a large hut or small pound (citing Probert, S. A. J., 16/8/1991, Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation).

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 143960, 1997.
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. RCHME 1991 survey.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV6163Part of: Small settlement on Shovel Down, Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV68282Related to: BOUNDARY in the Parish of Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV58305Related to: Hut circle in settlement on Shovel Down, Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV58305Related to: Hut circle in settlement on Shovel Down, Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV58305Related to: Hut circle in settlement on Shovel Down, Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV58305Related to: Hut circle in settlement on Shovel Down, Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV58307Related to: Hut circle in settlement on Shovel Down, Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV58309Related to: Hut circle in settlement 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:Jul 24 2018 12:11PM