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HER Number:MDV58435
Name:Hut Circle at northern end of Assycombe

Summary

Small, ill-defined hut circle attached to the inside of an enclosure wall.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 659 828
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 144164
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/15/2
  • Old SAM Ref: 28655
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX68SE2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Turner, J. R., 1976, Ancient Monuments on Forestry Commission Land. Fernworthy and Bellever (Report - non-specific). SDV351823.

Fernworthy Plantation. Assacombe No. 1C.
Small enclosure 7.0 metres north-north-east of site 2C. Diameter 2.6 metres. Very low stone wall. Not investigated. Has been planted over.
February 1976. Enclosure free of trees and otherdebris. Clearance zone ringed by nine posts, enclosing site 2C. 24 trees standing inside clearance zone.
Not included in 1955 Spooner and Dixon report.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., 144164 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visit 29th April 1997. Hut circle forming part of the settlement at Assycombe. Diameter 3.8 metres. Single orthostat wall, 0.7 metres diameter, 0.7 metres high. Internal area 11.33 metres. A very complex structure with a porch attached to the south side which in turn leads to a second hut circle.


Smith, N., 1992, Condition Survey of Identified Archaeology with Woodland Areas 1992 (Un-published). SDV351819.

Fernworthy. Assycombe 1C. Site visit 27th May 1992. Enclosure and hut circle in a clear-felled area on west facing slope near track. Site marked. Suggested that present vegetation management regime be maintained. Photo.


Dartmoor National Park Authority, 1996, Condition Survey of Identified Archaeology within Woodland Areas 1996 (Un-published). SDV351820.

Fernworthy. Assycombe 1C. Site visit 27th September 1996. Enclosure and hut circle in clear felled area. Site marked by ten posts.


Fugro-BKS, 2013, Fernworthy Forest LiDAR survey (Cartographic). SDV351778.

Hut circle visible.


Newman, P., 2013, Fernworthy Forest Sites Survey (Un-published). SDV351708.


Newman , P., 2013, The Archaeology of Fernworthy Forest, Dartmoor, Devon, 23 (Report - Survey). SDV351784.

Small, ill-defined hut circle attached to the inside of an enclosure wall. Diameter 3.4 metres. A breach at the southern end is probably the entrance.


English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

[Part of] stone alignment, hut circle settlement, medieval long house and post-medieval farmstead at Assycombe.

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. 144164.
SDV351708Un-published: Newman, P.. 2013. Fernworthy Forest Sites Survey. Digital.
SDV351778Cartographic: Fugro-BKS. 2013. Fernworthy Forest LiDAR survey. Digital. [Mapped feature: #96065 ]
SDV351784Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2013. The Archaeology of Fernworthy Forest, Dartmoor, Devon. Digital + A4. 23.
SDV351819Un-published: Smith, N.. 1992. Condition Survey of Identified Archaeology with Woodland Areas 1992. Condition Survey of Identified Archaeology with Woodland Areas. A4 Ring Bound.
SDV351820Un-published: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 1996. Condition Survey of Identified Archaeology within Woodland Areas 1996. Condition Survey of Identified Archaeology within Woodland Areas. A4 Ring Bound.
SDV351823Report - non-specific: Turner, J. R.. 1976. Ancient Monuments on Forestry Commission Land. Fernworthy and Bellever. Dartmoor National Park Authority Field Report. Digital.
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV14807Part of: Assycombe Brook Settlement (Monument)
MDV6564Related to: Enclosure at the northern end of Assycombe (Monument)
MDV6565Related to: Hut Circle at Asssycombe (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6203 - Archaeological Survey of Fernworthy Forest
  • EDV6216 - Condition Surveys of Ancient Monuments on Forestry Commission Land
  • EDV7389 - Fernworthy Forest condition survey 1996
  • EDV7410 - Fernworthy Forest condition survey 1992

Date Last Edited:Jun 4 2014 2:03PM