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HER Number:MDV5924
Name:Hut circle 410 metres north-east of Bellever Tor

Summary

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

Location

Grid Reference:SX 648 766
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 144277
  • National Monuments Record: 442620
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/56
  • Old SAM Ref: 28689

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Hut-circle, 5.0 metres in diameter, walls 1.1 metres wide. Not included in 1955 Spooner/Dixon report. New discovery (site number 6C in Bellever plantation, Bellever Tor settlement (with sketch map) in field report).
On a platform site, cut into a south-facing slope. Covered by peat. Probable entrance on south side. Not investigated, has been planted over.


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

Ten trees standing in hut and stone wall, but clear of debris. Trees outside post ring are within falling distance of hut. Not visible as in woodland on 1946 aerial photograph.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., 144277 (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 4.6 metres, double orthostat wall 1.1 metres wide, 0.6 metres high. Internal area 16.61 metres. A 155 degree facing gap may represent a door. Several tree stumps within hut. Tree on east wall. Area around has large number of relatively small trees.


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

Hut circle 12, diameter 5.0 metres; walls 1.3 metres wide, 0.5 metres high. Entrance to south-south-east. Well formed, with some good inner facing stones on east. Set in north-west corner of large rectangular field.


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

Site visited 14th February 1995. Stable condition.


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

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.
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. 144277.
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: #96364 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV52774Part of: Bronze Age Settlement to 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 10:42AM