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HER Number:MDV58325
Name:Hut circle in settlement on Shovel Down

Summary

Hut circle forming part of a hut settlement. Measures 5.0 metres by 4.4 metres. Rubble and earthwork wall 1.0 metre wide, 0.7 metres high (1997 survey data). Hut is depicted in the corner created by the junction of two field walls.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 652 859
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishGidleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 68 NE 53.21
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/88/13
  • 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 143978, 1997 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Visited 1997 (SX 6523 8594) Hut circle forming part of a hut settlement. Measures 5.0 metres by 4.4 metres. Rubble and earthwork wall 1.0 metre wide, 0.7 metres high. Internal area 22 metres. A small enclosed area defined by field walls and a 0.7 metres high, 1.0 metre wide lynchet revetted in places by slabs.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 184-86, Map 37.1 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Possibly depicted by Butler on map (hut 6). Shown as despoiled; no description.


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).
On GIS data based on this survey, the hut is shown in the corner created by the junction of two field walls.

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. 184-86, Map 37.1.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 143978, 1997.
SDV359365Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 1991. Shovel Down Survey. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Unknown. [Mapped feature: #119057 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV6116Part of: Stonetor Brook East settlement, Shovel Down (Monument)
MDV58326Related to: Hut circle in settlement on Shovel Down (Monument)
MDV58327Related to: Hut circle in settlement on Shovel Down (Monument)
MDV58328Related to: Hut circle in settlement on Shovel Down (Monument)
MDV58324Related to: Hut circle with annexe in settlement 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 1:44PM