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HER Number:MDV5883
Name:Hut circle 345 metres north of Bellever Tor

Summary

Hut circle within agglomerated enclosure on north-facing slope of Bellever Tor. This is one of two hut circles located within the central primary enclosure from which the main body of the settlement radiates outwards. Approximately 7.0 metres in diameter.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 644 768
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 144285
  • National Monuments Record: 442623
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/35/1
  • Old SAM County Ref: 889C
  • 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.

Not clearly defined with moss and turf-covered stones.


Ministry of Works, 1971, Bellever (Schedule Document). SDV262702.

Hut circles and pound north of Bellever Tor. Hut B entrance on south side. Two upright entrance passage wallstones are visible, both leaning inwards. Enclosed with another hut circle to the south. Enclosure diameter 53 metres.


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. One hut, at SX64397683, is built into a field wall: the others, at SX64477680 and this one at 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.

Hut C entrance on south side. One upright entrance passage wallstone visible. South of hut B and enclosed with it. Hut circle visible attached to bank which is part of an enclosure complex. Visible on National Monuments Record 1979 and Royal Air Force 1946 aerial photographs.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., 144285 (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 7.1 metres, earthwork wall 2.3 metres wide, 0.7 metres high. Internal area 39.57 metres. A single edge set slab at 177 degrees may represent a doorway.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 44-5, Map 27.9 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Hut circle measuring 7.0 metres in diameter, set within a rosette style settlement of hut circles within an arrangement of fields and enclosures which increase in size as they radiate outwards from the central unit, which contains this and another circle.


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 visit 14th February 1995. Stable condition; much of feature covered by moss and heather.


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. 44-5, Map 27.9.
SDV262702Schedule Document: Ministry of Works. 1971. Bellever. The Schedule of Monuments. Unknown.
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. 144285.
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: #96191 ]
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)
MDV5882Related to: Hut circle 340 metres north of Bellever Tor (Monument)
MDV5881Related to: Hut circle 380 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 11:05AM