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HER Number:MDV58321
Name:Hut circle in settlement on Shovel Down

Summary

Hut circle forming part of a hut settlement. Diameter 5.0 metres. Single and double orthostat wall 1.2 metres wide, 0.7 metres high (1997 Survey data). Surrounded by three ruined huts (MDV58320, 58322 and 58323).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 652 858
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishGidleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 68 NE 53.10
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/88/9
  • Old SAM Ref: 28663
  • Pastscape: 888854

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 143974, 1997 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Visited 1997 (SX 6523 8586) Hut circle forming part of a hut settlement. Diamter 5.0 metres. Single and double orthostat wall 1.2 metres wide, 0.7 metres high. Internal area 19.62 metres. A D-shaped structure attached to the inner face of a small enclosure. Hut butted by enclosure walling.


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

Depicted by Butler on map (hut 7, c. 5.5 metres in diameter). Three smaller huts surround this hut, all of them despoiled.


Probert, S. A. J., 1991, Shovel Down Survey (Report - Survey). SDV359365.

(16/08/1991) Centred SX 652859. A settlement of 6.5 hectares containing at least nineteen hut circles and traces of two other structures is situated on the moderate west and north-west flanks of Shovel Down. This settlement lies within and appears to be contemporary with a well-developed parallel reave system (SX 68 NW 24).
The vast majority of the huts are ovoid and where discernible, entrances generally lie in the south. Some of the huts are intimately associated with smaller enclosures within the larger reave pattern. Unlike the neighbouring settlements SX 68 NE 13 and 41 there is no evidence to suggest that these huts or their associated enclosures pre-date the construction of the reaves. An additional table of information on the hut circles is held in the archive (see Pastscape notation).


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

Hut clearly visible on the aerial photography.

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.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 143974, 1997.
SDV359365Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 1991. Shovel Down Survey. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Unknown.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #119044 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV6116Part of: Stonetor Brook East settlement, Shovel Down (Monument)
MDV58320Related to: D-shaped hut in settlement on Shovel Down (Monument)
MDV58323Related to: Hut circle in settlement on Shovel Down (Monument)
MDV58322Related to: Ruined hut circle in settlement on Shovel Down (Monument)
MDV58319Related to: Small hut adjacent the Southill Leat on Shovel Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6198 - Geophysical Survey on Shovel Down and Kes Tor

Date Last Edited:Jul 30 2019 12:10PM