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HER Number:MDV6135
Name:Prehistoric Hut Circle to the east of Buttern Hill


Hut circles on buttern hill. One of 11.


Grid Reference:SX 658 883
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishGidleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGIDLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/20
  • Old SAM County Ref: 881C
  • Old SAM Ref: 34484

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=30/7/1974 (os). One of a group of 13 hut circles forming an open settlement with an associated field system, extending for 200m along the east side of buttern hill. In good condition. See sx68ne/18 for full details on the huts and associated field system (os).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV275367.

Hut circles on buttern hill. One of 11.

Ancient Monuments, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV275368.

Vis=2/3/1971 (ancient monuments) well preserved. Entrance probably on e side. W side built into later field bank.

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV275370.

Visible on raf 1947 ap (rchm app 1985).

AM, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV275374.

Stone circle 380m northwest of 'north creaber' survives as a circular double orthostatic wall surrounding an internal area 10.4m diameter. The wall is 1.2m wide x up to 1.5m high. A later drystone wall was built on top of the western wall of the hut. The original entrance probably faces east but has been blocked (am).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV275375.

Aph=raf cpe/uk 2082/4475-6(19/5/1947).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV275376.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV275377.

Des=os 6" (1906)89ne.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV275378.

Des=ancient monuments/(21/1/2004)/as above.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

'Hut Circle' shown on modern mapping to the south-east of Buttern Hill.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV275367Migrated Record:
SDV275368Report - Survey: Ancient Monuments.
SDV275370Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV275374Migrated Record: AM.
SDV275375Aerial Photograph:
SDV275376Migrated Record:
SDV275377Migrated Record:
SDV275378Migrated Record:
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #96784 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 16 2015 10:05AM