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HER Number:MDV5881
Name:Hut circle 380 metres north of Bellever Tor

Summary

Hut circle within agglomerated enclosure on north-facing slope of Bellever Tor. This hut circle is located within the north-west section of the settlement, on the boundary of an enclosure added to the main body of the settlement. Approximately 6.5 metres in diameter.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 643 768
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 144287
  • National Monuments Record: 442623
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/34
  • Old SAM County Ref: 889A
  • Old SAM Ref: 28689

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 2463-5 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951, SX67NW40 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV262887.

Hut circle A. This is well defined but most of the stones are turf covered.


Dartmoor National Park Authority + Forestry Commission + Dartmoor Preservation Association, 1976, Conservation of Ancient Monuments. The Report of a Working Party (Report - non-specific). SDV248248.

Hut circle (Site number 3B in Bellever plantation in field report). Entrance on south side.


Adam, N., 1979, Bellever (Report - Survey). SDV347718.

On the north slope of Bellever Tor, there is a small settlement of three huts of Type 1 within a field system of 3.5 hectares. This hut, at SX64397683, is built into a field wall: the others, at SX64477680 and SX64477681, may represent the original homestead although they are linked by walling which subdivides an apparently primary field.
The huts have internal diameters measuring from 5.0 metres to 6.6 metres rubble walling 1.1 metres to 1.8 metres wide. The inner face of each hut wall has contiguous facing slabs 0.5 metres high. Entrances are to the south-east.


National Monuments Record, 1979, NMR SF1509, 231-234 (Aerial Photograph). SDV262885.


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

Visible on National Monuments Record 1979 and Royal Air Force 1946 aerial photographs incorporated into wall as part of enclosure complex PRN 27672.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., 144287 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visit 8th July 1997. Stone hut circle forming part of a prehistoric stone hut circle settlement north of Bellever Tor. Diameter 6.4 meters, double orthostat and earthwork wall 1.4 meters wide, 0.55 meters high. Internal area 32.15 meters. A 210 degree facing edge set stone may represent the site of the doorway.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 44, Map 27.9 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Hut circle within paddock close to the Bellever plantation. Set within a larger rosette type arrangement of hut circles inside an arrangement of fields and enclosures which increase in size as they radiating outwards. Hut circle measures 6.5 metres in diameter.


Probert, S. A. J., 1993, Bellever (Report - Survey). SDV347719.

A hut circle settlement centred at SX64477682 comprising three, possibly four, hut circles and an associated field system on the gently sloping northern flank of Bellever Tor. The huts are relatively well preserved.


Agricultural Development Advisory Service, 1995, Bellever (Worksheet). SDV262765.

Site visited 14th February 1995. Stable condition.


Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2463-5.
SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 44, Map 27.9.
SDV248248Report - non-specific: Dartmoor National Park Authority + Forestry Commission + Dartmoor Preservation Association. 1976. Conservation of Ancient Monuments. The Report of a Working Party. Dartmoor National Park Authority Field Report. A4 Bound.
SDV262765Worksheet: Agricultural Development Advisory Service. 1995. Bellever. Agricultural Development Advisory Sheet. Unknown.
SDV262885Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1979. NMR SF1509. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 231-234.
SDV262887Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951. SX67NW40. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 144287.
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.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #96186 ]
SDV347718Report - Survey: Adam, N.. 1979. Bellever. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field/Recording In. Unknown.
SDV347719Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 1993. Bellever. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field/Recording In. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV27672Part of: Hut circle settlement north of Bellever Tor (Monument)
MDV52763Related to: Hut circle 260 meters north of Bellever Tor (Monument)
MDV5882Related to: Hut circle 340 metres north of Bellever Tor (Monument)
MDV5883Related to: Hut circle 345 metres north of Bellever Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

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 22 2014 10:43AM