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HER Number:MDV58415
Name:Feature in enclosure on north side of Hound Tor Down

Summary

Identified by Butler as one of four huts associated with enclosure, recent (2017) survey work has questioned this identification. Appears more likely to be a disturbed section of the enclosure wall.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 743 791
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 77 NW 92
  • National Monuments Record: SX77NW92
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/393/2
  • Old SAM Ref: 28786(P)
  • Pastscape: 1044916

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140555c, 20/5/1995 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Diameter 5 metres. Single orthostat wall 1.2 metres wide, 0.4 metres high. Internal area 19.62 metres. Attached to enclosure boundary wall. Not recorded by Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England, but recorded by Butler. Ephemeral, but on balance probably a hut.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, Map 8.1 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Hound Tor North Settlement. Butler depicts this hut; one of four associated with the enclosure.


Newman, P. + Probert, S. + Riley, H., 1994, Houndtor Down, Manaton, Devon - A New Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. (Report - Survey). SDV344628.

Of the two hut circles depicted by Butler only one possible stance is recognisable as a crude ring of stones approximately 4.5 metres in diameter (MDV58416).


Newman, P., 2017, An Archaeological Survey of an area affected by burning on Hound Tor Down, Manaton, Devon, 2 (Report - Survey). SDV361522.

The exposure of the wall stones after swaling in March 2017 revealed that a this hut circle (MDV58415) recorded by Butler (1991, 51) is a very doubtful example and better explained as a disturbed section of the enclosure wall.


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 14/07/2019. Entire area totally inundated with bracken at a height of 1.5m which was too dense to even wade through. Impossible to conduct a meaningful survey of this site.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140555c, 20/5/1995.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. Map 8.1.
SDV344628Report - Survey: Newman, P. + Probert, S. + Riley, H.. 1994. Houndtor Down, Manaton, Devon - A New Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England.. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A4 Spiral Bound.
SDV361522Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2017. An Archaeological Survey of an area affected by burning on Hound Tor Down, Manaton, Devon. Southwest Landscape Investigations. Digital. 2. [Mapped feature: #112170 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV58414Related to: Enclosure on north side of Hound Tor Down, Manaton (Monument)
MDV26979Related to: Field system on north side of Hound Tor Down, Manaton (Monument)
MDV58416Related to: Hut in enclosure on north side of Hound Tor Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7556 - Survey on Hound Tor Down

Date Last Edited:Jul 29 2019 9:55AM