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HER Number:MDV5876
Name:Hut circle on the east facing slope of Lakehead Hill


Diameter 4.4 metres, double and single orthostat wall 1.6 metres wide, 0.4 metres high. A 192 degree facing gap may represent a door.


Grid Reference:SX 645 772
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/30
  • Old SAM County Ref: 888
  • Old SAM Ref: 28688.3

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ancient Monuments, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV264785.

Vis=4/3/1971 (ancient monuments) hut circle w. Of bellever. Remains of wall, covered with heather in a clearing in the planted forest. A hut circle was examined in 1895/6 when finds included charcoal, 3 flint flakes and "a broken pottery vessel, like those found at legis tor and raddick hill". Site no.17a in bellever plantation in dnp field report.

RCHM APP 1951, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV264787.

The area of the woodland left clear for the hut circle is visible, but not the hut circle itself on raf 1951 ap (rchm app 1951).

NMR CITING OS, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV264788.

Vis=19/11/1979 (os) hut circle measuring about 4.8m. In diameter internally, possibly of type 2 with double walling 0.9m. Thick and 0.3m. High. There is no discernible entrance (nmr citing os).

NMR CITING NEWMAN, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV264789.

Vis=22/11/1993 (rchm) an isolated hut circle, sited in an almost level position on lakehead hill, within a forest clearing. It consists of an approximately circular earth and stone bank. The internal dimensions 4.4m by 5m and the bank is up to 2m thick by 0.4m high. Covered by moss and loam (nmr citing newman).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV264793.

Anon/tda/28(1896)183/3rd. Report of the dartmoor exploration committee.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV264794.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV264795.

Dnp/conservation of ancient monuments ms field report(1976).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV264796.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV264797.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV264798.

Des=newman, p. /(22/11/1993)/rchme field investigation.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140582, 8/7/1997 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

A stone hut circle on the east slope of Lakehead Hill. Diameter 4.4 metres. Double and single orthostat wall 1.6 metres wide, 0.4 metres high. A 192 degree facing gap may represent a door.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV264785Report - Survey: Ancient Monuments.
SDV264787Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1951.
SDV264788Report - Survey: NMR CITING OS.
SDV264789Report - Survey: NMR CITING NEWMAN.
SDV264793Migrated Record:
SDV264794Migrated Record:
SDV264795Migrated Record:
SDV264796Aerial Photograph:
SDV264797Migrated Record:
SDV264798Migrated Record:
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140582, 8/7/1997.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds

  • FDV5875 - FLAKE (Prehistoric - 698000 BC to 42 AD)
  • FDV5876 - SHERD (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC)

Associated Events

  • EDV7388 - Archaeological condition survey in Bellever Woods
  • EDV7406 - Archaeological condition survey in Bellever Woods
  • EDV7431 - Woodland Survey (1989-90) at Bellever, Soussons and other woodland parcels

Date Last Edited:Oct 11 2016 11:25AM