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HER Number:MDV5999
Name:Hut Circle 570 metres north-east of Bellever Tor

Summary

Remains of hut circles, an outlier to the settlement to the north.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 650 766
Map Sheet:SX67NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NE/24
  • Old SAM County Ref: 963

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Morley, B. M., 1975, Bellever Hut Circle (Site Visit). SDV357208.

Terraced hut on ground that slopes fairly steeply to the east. In forestry plantation, largely clear of trees.


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

Bellever Plantation. Bellever Tor. Site 6B. Spooner & Dixon Report No. Lakehead-Bellever-Laughter Site No. 23.
Hut circle. 7.4 metres diameter. On a platform site, cut into a south-east facing slope. Thickness of stone walls, 1.2 metres. Most of the stones have been removed. Entrance on the south-east side, both porch stones are in place. 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.


Robinson, R., 1983, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1983 (Un-published). SDV345762.

Department of Environment Field Monument Warden site visit 19th April 1983.


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

Not visible on 1946 RAF aerial photos due to tree cover.


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

Site visit 17th September 1992. Hut 13. diameter 8.0 metres. Wall 1.1 metres wide, 0.7 metres high. Entrance to south-east, 0.9 metres wide. Well defined. Good facing stones. Well-preserved entrance with two flanking stones.


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

Bellever. Site 6B. Site visit 13th March 1992. Hut circle. Present ground cover grass with surrounding brash. There are no trees in the marked area. Stability OK. There is a tree root on the edge of the wall on the western side. Maintain current vegetation clearance management regime. Photos


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

Bellever. Site 6B. Site visit 25th September 1996. There is a large uprooted tree which has been felled resting on the northern part of the hut circle which is covered in gorse and may need to be removed. Site marked by a single post.


Gerrard, S., 1997, 144279f, 144279 (Un-published). SDV357207.

Site visit 8th July 1997. Hut circle forming part of preshistoric hut circle settlement to north of Bellever Tor. Diameter 7.5 metres. Double and single orthostat wall 1.2 metres wide, 0.6 metres high. Internal area 44.15 square metres. Door faces 165 degrees, measures 0.85 metres wide and is defined on ene by a large edge set slab and on wsw by a smaller more rounded rock. Surrounding area thick in gorse, bramble and young trees, though the hut itself is kept clear.


Dartmoor National Park Authority, 2014, Bellever: An Archaeological Landscape (Leaflet). SDV357070.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Unknown, SX67NE26 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV248309.

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.
SDV248309Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Unknown. SX67NE26. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV268526Report - Survey: Sainsbury, I. S.. 1992. Bellever. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field Investigation. Unknown.
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.
SDV345762Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1983. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1983. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Printout.
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.
SDV357070Leaflet: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 2014. Bellever: An Archaeological Landscape. Dartmoor National Park Authority Publication. A5 Stapled.
SDV357207Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 1997. 144279f. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset. Digital. 144279.
SDV357208Site Visit: Morley, B. M.. 1975. Bellever Hut Circle. Unknown.

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 13 2014 4:12PM