HeritageGateway - Home
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Devon & Dartmoor HER Result
Devon & Dartmoor HERPrintable version | About Devon & Dartmoor HER | Visit Devon & Dartmoor HER online...

See important guidance on the use of this record.

If you have any comments or new information about this record, please email us.

HER Number:MDV5922
Name:Hut circle east of Bellever


Robbed hut circle east of Bellever. It seems likely that all sizeable stones from this hut have been used to build the nearby field walls. Grinsell has probably confused this site with the cairn mentioned in 1891. There is now no trace of the latter.


Grid Reference:SX 649 782
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of a robbed Bronze Age but circle located to the east of Bellever Forest

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/54/1
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monuments Record, Untitled Source (National Monuments Record Database). SDV1181.

Same as sx67nw/94 (nmr).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV247219.

Hut-circle. Not included in 1955 spooner/dixon report. New discovery.

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV247221.

Not visible on raf 1951 ap (rchm app 1985).

NMR CITING TDA, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV247222.

A hut circle, 7 yards diameter, situated 700 yards se of postbridge, 70 yards n of a cairn and close by the right hand side of the footpath heading towards bellever (nmr citing tda).

NMR CITING OS, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV247223.

Vis=14/11/1979 (os) hut circle in fair condition. It is set into the slope and measures internally 8.2m nw-se by 5.8m transversely, with rubble walling 2.1m wide and 0.3m high. Entrance on the se. There is now no discernible associated field system (nmr citing os).

NMR CITING PROBERT, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV247224.

Vis=3/11/1993 (rchm) robbed hut circle comprises a levelled platform measuring 6.3m ns by 6.8m with a spread stony rim 1.8m wide and a maximum of 0.25m high on the w margin. There is no obvious entrance but there is a slight gap in the se side. The sw side of the hut is formed by a relatively sharp cut into the hillside. It seems likely that all sizeable stones from this hut have been used to build the nearby field walls. Grinsell has probably confused this site with the cairn mentioned by tda. There is now no trace of the latter (nmr citing probert).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV247226.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV247227.

Dnp/conservation of ancient monuments ms field report(1976).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV247228.

Grinsell, l. V. /pdas/36(1978)147/dartmoor barrows.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV247229.

Des=probert, s. A. J. /(3/11/1993)/rchme field investigation.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV247230.


Turner, J. R., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV37204.

Vis=-/-/1976 (turner) on a platform site, cut into an e facing slope. Very ruined. Not investigated, on open moorland.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1181National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. National Monuments Record.
SDV247219Migrated Record:
SDV247221Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV247222Migrated Record: NMR CITING TDA.
SDV247223Report - Survey: NMR CITING OS.
SDV247224Report - Survey: NMR CITING PROBERT.
SDV247226Migrated Record:
SDV247227Migrated Record:
SDV247228Migrated Record:
SDV247229Migrated Record:
SDV247230Migrated Record:
SDV37204Migrated Record: Turner, J. R..

Associated Monuments

MDV52770Related to: Field system south of Postbridge (Monument)
MDV5967Related to: HUT CIRCLE in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV5921Related to: Possible cairn east of Bellever (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7431 - Woodland Survey (1989-90) at Bellever, Soussons and other woodland parcels

Date Last Edited:Nov 2 2015 11:01AM