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HER Number:MDV5892
Name:Hut Circles north-east of Smith Hill Farm


Three Prehistoric hut circles within a field system to the north-east of Smith Hill Farm


Grid Reference:SX 638 755
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Remains of prehistoric field systems and hut circle settlements, as well as funerary monuments above the Cherry Brook Valley, medieval field system west of Outer Huccaby Ring and deserted Coxlake farmstead as well as the Brimpts Tin Mine leat

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 442668
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/43
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX67NW53
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951, SX67NW53 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV346899.

Hut circles. Three hut circles, all in a very ruinous condition. These hut circles appear to be associated with remains of low stone banks, possibly of fields or enclosures. Other details: Plan.

Royal Air Force, 1964, 6399, 30-31 (Aerial Photograph). SDV228504.

Other details: F62 58.

National Monuments Record, 1979, SF1509, 221-224 (Aerial Photograph). SDV346618.

The remains of three Type 1 hut circles at SX63877559, SX63897558 and Sx63897559, within a field system. The huts are constructed of rubble walling, 0.2 metres high and 1.0 metre wide, and level interiors with diameters from 2 to 5.7 metres. Entrances to the south-east are visible in the two smaller huts.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, SX67NW (Cartographic). SDV346612.

Two hut circles visible at SX63887559 and SX63897558 which are part of an enclosure and field system complex.

Probert, S. A. J., 1989, RCHME Field Investigation (Report - Survey). SDV234023.

Hut circles forming part of settlement.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 46 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Western settlement at Dunna Brook centred around a square enclosure containing a medium sized free standing hut of 6 metres diameter with an annexe of 3.2 metres attached and perhaps a second small building of 3 metres diameter in the western corner. Other details: Map 27, Site 12.

Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

Part of the Prehistoric settlement east of Smith Hill Farm which was considered fro designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 2004. Other details: Site 121.

English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345521.

Three hut circles located slightly to the east.

National Monuments Record, 2011, 442668 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV346900.

Remains of three hut circles.

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

Three 'Hut Circles' shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 46.
SDV228504Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1964. 6399. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 30-31.
SDV234023Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 1989. RCHME Field Investigation. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field/Recording In. Unknown.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #96227 ]
SDV346612Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. SX67NW. Air Photographs Unit. Map (Paper).
SDV346618Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1979. SF1509. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 221-224.
SDV346899Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951. SX67NW53. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV346900National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2011. 442668. National Monuments Record Database. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV27670Part of: Settlement north-east of Smith Hill Farm (Monument)
MDV25984Related to: Leat supplying Brimpts Tin Mines (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 14 2014 2:47PM