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HER Number:MDV5849
Name:Central Hut Circle east of Longaford Tor, Lydford


Central hut circle which is one of four within the Prehistoric settlement enclosure to the east of Langaford Tor


Grid Reference:SX 624 778
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 442562
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/16/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Hut circle shown on 19th century map.

Royal Air Force, 1951, 540/483, 3049-3050 (Aerial Photograph). SDV248164.

Taken on 24th April 1951.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 149 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

Site visited on 12th June 1976. Ring-cairn or hut circle. Diameter 5.5 metres, height 0.15 metres on Stennen Hill.

National Monuments Record, 1979, NMR SF1509, 285-288 (Aerial Photograph). SDV262885.

Taken on 26th April 1979.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

This is visible on aerial photograph.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 149285 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

A stone hut circle forming part of a partially enclosed stone hut circle settlement 440 metres north-north-west of Powder Mills.

Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Hut circle shown on modern mapping.

National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape (Website). SDV359354.

Hut circle, diameter 6.8 metres height 0.25 metres to 0.3 metres. There are four hut circles associated with the enclosure of which three are attached to the enclosure walling,

Sources / Further Reading

SDV248164Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1951. 540/483. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3049-3050.
SDV262885Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1979. NMR SF1509. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 285-288.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 149.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 149285.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #96094 ]
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV27666Part of: Prehistoric Enclosure to east of Langaford Tor, Lydford (Monument)
MDV60323Related to: North-Eastern Hut Circle to the east of Langaford Tor, Lydford (Monument)
MDV60325Related to: Western Hut Circle to the east of Langaford Tor, Lydford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 4 2016 2:02PM