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HER Number:MDV5917
Name:Hut circle 430 metres north-east of Bellever Tor

Summary

Hut circle forming part of a settlement to the north of Bellever Tor.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 647 767
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 144273
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/53/2
  • Old SAM Ref: 28689
  • Pastscape: 442620

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Turner, J. R., 1976, Ancient Monuments on Forestry Commission Land. Fernworthy and Bellever (Report - non-specific). SDV351823.

Bellever Plantation. Bellever Tor Settlement. Site 9C. Not included in 1955 Spooner/Dixon report. New discovery.
Hut circle. 3.4 metres diameter, thickness of wall 1.1 metres, covered by peat. Not investigated. Has been planted over.


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

Site recorded.


Turner, J., 1978, Report of Work Carried Out by the Forestry Commission since January 1976 (Report - non-specific). SDV351816.

Trees removed from within the clearance zone.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., 144273 (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 4.4 metres, single orthostat wall 0.3 metres high. A ring of stones protruding through very boggy peat. In a clearing with large number of old tree stumps.


Sainsbury, I. S., 1992, Bellever (Report - Survey). SDV268526.

Hut circle 7. Diameter 5.2 metres; walls 0.8 metres wide, 0.2 metres high. Possible entrance to the south-east. Heavily turf and moss covered. Some good inner and outer facing stones. Contained within enclosure F.


Smith, N., 1992, Condition Survey of Identified Archaeology with Woodland Areas 1992 (Un-published). SDV351819.

Bellever Site 9C. Site visit 10th March 1992. Hut circle in a clearing. Present ground cover comprises moss, peat and brash. Stability very good, although the site is boggy. Some evidence of animal traffic. The site is marked. Recommended that current management regime to control vegetation be maintained. Photos.


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

Site visit 14th February 1995.


Dartmoor National Park Authority, 1996, Condition Survey of Identified Archaeology within Woodland Areas 1996 (Un-published). SDV351820.

Bellever 9C. Site visit 24th September 1996. Regeneration is taking place within the clearance area. One of the two posts marking the site has been knocked over in the path of a newly created track which cuts into the clearance area. More posts are needed to mark the site. Photo.


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


English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

[Part of] a prehistoric settlement with enclosures, an irregular aggregate field system and cairn north of Bellever Tor.

Sources / Further Reading

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. Appendix.
SDV262765Worksheet: Agricultural Development Advisory Service. 1995. Bellever. Agricultural Development Advisory Sheet. Unknown.
SDV268526Report - Survey: Sainsbury, I. S.. 1992. Bellever. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field Investigation. Unknown.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 144273.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #96343 ]
SDV351816Report - non-specific: Turner, J.. 1978. Report of Work Carried Out by the Forestry Commission since January 1976. A4 Stapled.
SDV351819Un-published: Smith, N.. 1992. Condition Survey of Identified Archaeology with Woodland Areas 1992. Condition Survey of Identified Archaeology with Woodland Areas. A4 Ring Bound.
SDV351820Un-published: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 1996. Condition Survey of Identified Archaeology within Woodland Areas 1996. Condition Survey of Identified Archaeology within Woodland Areas. A4 Ring Bound.
SDV351823Report - non-specific: Turner, J. R.. 1976. Ancient Monuments on Forestry Commission Land. Fernworthy and Bellever. Dartmoor National Park Authority Field Report. Digital.
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV52774Part of: Bronze Age Settlement to north of Bellever Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6216 - Condition Surveys of Ancient Monuments on Forestry Commission Land
  • 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 10:34AM