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HER Number:MDV5895
Name:Hut circle in settlement north of Muddilake Brook

Summary

Probable remains of a hut circle; this feature has previously been identified as a cairn. One of several associated with settlement site north of Muddilake Brook.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 627 750
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Bronze Age enclosure with hut circles and field system at Smith Hill and Muddilake with late medieval or later enclosure banks or field system and streamworking along the brook to the west

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 442828
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/45
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Worth, R. H., 1939, 58th Report on Barrows, 69 (Article in Serial). SDV266637.

(Site visited in August 1938) A ruined cairn 6.0 meters in diameter, with one side stone of a cist, 1.5 meters long, 0.15 meters thick. Other details: Plate 3, Figure 1.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX67NW55 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV266603.

Remains of a cairn. Remains of retaining circle as a bank of turf-covered stones, 0.25 meters high, with a gap in the south-east side where stones have been robbed. The mound has been completely robbed and there are just a few odd turf-covered stones within the circle. One buried slab in the centre may be a capstone of a cist. One large stone stands in a retaining circle on the south-south-east side. The general condition is poor. Diameter of circle 12.0 meters.


National Monuments Record, 1969, NMR SX6373, 1/137-154 (Aerial Photograph). SDV258005.


Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 154 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(Site visited 15/5/1976) Probable ring cairn; large stone on south side of circumference. Interior on natural ground level. Diameter 13.0 meters, height 0.3 meters. Cairn is at Muddilake.


National Monuments Record, 1979, SF1509, 252-255 (Aerial Photograph). SDV346618.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1979, SX67NW55 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV266602.

A slightly raised level platform 9.5 meters in diameter, encompassed by a circular earthen bank 2.0 meters wide and 0.6 meters high. There is a gap of 3.3 meters in the south-east marked by one large boulder on its south-west side. Although it has been assumed to be a cairn it is integrated with the cropmark of a field bank and is more likely to be a robbed hut circle in common with some others within 150 meters to the north-east. Other details: Plan.


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

This 'cairn' seems to be an incorporate part of an agglomerated enclosure and would suggest it is a hut circle. Visible on National Monuments Record 1969 and 1979 aerial photographs.


Fletcher, M. J., 1989, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV221643.

A hut circle, not a cairn circle. Forms part of settlement. Bronze Age settlement site, with four identified hut circles and associated fields. The circles and the field system show up well as cropmarks on the low level National Monuments Record aerial photographs though the field system is not traceable on the ground. This, together with the situation, a very low broad spur, suggests that the circles represent huts and not robbed cairns.


Turner, J. R., 1990, Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor, 32, 67 (Article in Serial). SDV229817.

Stone ring, diameter internally 10.5 meters with bank 2.4 meters wide and 0.5 meters high. A 5.0 meter wide entrance on the south side with a stone slab laid on the west side of the entrance. Other details: Figure 7 A38.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 63 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Hut circle depicted on Butler's map. Other details: Map 29, 9.


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


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

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. 63.
SDV221643Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. J.. 1989. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field/Recording In. Unknown.
SDV229817Article in Serial: Turner, J. R.. 1990. Ring Cairns, Stone Circles and Related Monuments on Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 48. Paperback Volume. 32, 67.
SDV258005Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1969. NMR SX6373. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1/137-154.
SDV266602Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1979. SX67NW55. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV266603Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX67NW55. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV266637Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1939. 58th Report on Barrows. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 71. A4 Bound. 69.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 154.
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.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #96229 ]
SDV346618Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1979. SF1509. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 252-255.

Associated Monuments

MDV28590Part of: Settlement 200 meters north of Muddilake Brook (Monument)
MDV5894Related to: CAIRN in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV79669Related to: Hut circle in settlement north of Muddilake Brook (Monument)
MDV79670Related to: Hut circle in settlement north of Muddilake Brook (Monument)
MDV79671Related to: Hut circle in settlement north of Muddilake Brook (Monument)
MDV48858Related to: Hut circle in settlement north of Muddilake Brook (Monument)
MDV5893Related to: Hut circle in settlement north of Muddilake Brook (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 5 2016 4:20PM