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HER Number:MDV59583
Name:Hut circle settlement, Gidleigh Common

Summary

Unenclosed stone hut circle settlement 400 meters north-west of Scorhill stone circle, Gidleigh Common, consisting of a group of at least four freestanding stone hut circles.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 650 875
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishGidleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/300
  • Old SAM Ref: 28701

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SETTLEMENT (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1998, Untitled Source, 149050-53 (Report - Survey). SDV218634.

Unenclosed prehistoric settlement 400 meters north-west of Scorhill stone circle. Other details: 149050-53.


English Heritage, 2011, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV347072.

The unenclosed stone hut circle settlement 400 meters north-west of Scorhill stone circle survives well and forms part of a group of at least six similar settlements overlooking a substantial natural basin formed by the North Teign River, the Gallaven Brook and Walla Brook. Together this group of settlements represent an important insight into this relatively rare form of prehistoric settlement.
The monument includes an unenclosed stone hut circle settlement situated on a small knoll overlooking the North Teign River. The settlement survives as a group of at least four freestanding stone hut circles. Two of the huts survive as rings of edge set stones enclosing internal areas measuring 5.0 meters and 5.6 meters in diameter respectively. The remaining buildings are defined by banks each surrounding an internal area of 5.7 meters and 6.5 meters in diameter. The height of the surrounding walls varies between 0.4 meters and 0.5 meters, with the average being 0.48 meters. One of the huts has a visible doorway and all of them are of single orthostatic construction. Other details: SAM Number: 28701.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV218634Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1998. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown. 149050-53.
SDV347072National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2011. National Heritage List for England. Website. [Mapped feature: #96442 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV59584Parent of: HUT CIRCLE in the Parish of Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV59585Parent of: HUT CIRCLE in the Parish of Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV59586Parent of: HUT CIRCLE in the Parish of Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV59587Parent of: HUT CIRCLE in the Parish of Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV27493Related to: The Bradford Pool Leat (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 3 2011 12:29PM