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HER Number:MDV58330
Name:Small hut circle in settlement on Shovel Down

Summary

Hut circle forming part of a hut settlement. Diameter 3.7 metres. Single orthostat wall 1.0 metre wide, 0.45 metres high. An annex attached to north-west side of the hut is defined by a single orthostatic wall (1997 survey data).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 653 859
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishGidleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 68 NE 53.2
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/88/18
  • 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 143983, 1997 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Visited 1997 (SX 6535 8595) Hut circle forming part of a hut settlement. Diameter 3.7 metres. Single orthostat wall 1.0 metre wide, 0.45 metres high. Internal area 10.74 metres. An annex attached to north-west side of the hut is defined by a single orthostatic wall.


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

Depicted by Butler on map (hut 9). No description given, but annexe is shown on north-eastern side.


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 is visible (though not clearly) 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. 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 143983, 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: #119064 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV6116Part of: Stonetor Brook East settlement, Shovel Down (Monument)
MDV58331Related to: Hut by leat in settlement on Shovel Down (Monument)
MDV58329Related to: Small hut circle in settlement on Shovel Down (Monument)
MDV27723Related to: Southill Leat, Lydford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 30 2019 2:12PM