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HER Number:MDV6297
Name:Hut circle in settlement north-east of Swincombe intake

Summary

Hut circle within settlement north-east of Swincombe Water Intake. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 637 720
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Central western section of the Bronze Age Venford Reave at Swincombe, with a number of attached hut circle settlements and enclosures, as well as an extensive Bronze Age field system, a cairn and a post-Medieval blowing house on Down Ridge

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/51/4
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950 - 1980, SX67SW25 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV234066.

Hut Circle C (at SX6372/7408) is a double-walled type circle in fairly good condition with diameter measuring 7.0 meters with an entrance to the east. The walls are composed of turf-covered stones measuring 1.25 meters in width, remaining to a height of 0.5 meters. The circle butts onto the enclosure wall.


Pattison, P., 1988, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV345866.

Hut Circle C is located at SX63747209. Internal diameter measures 5.2 - 5.9 meters with rubble walling of large stones incorporating some in situ boulders and traces of internal facing stones in the north-west and south-western arcs. Walling remains are 1.2 - 1.7 meters wide and on average 0.5 meters high internally and externally. The north-eastern arc is however, very slight before the main slope of the reave. There is a possible entrance just east of north, but it is not certain. The interior slopes gently to the north and is cut into the slope on the southern arc.


Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.


English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345521.


Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV234066Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950 - 1980. SX67SW25. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #97176 ]
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV345866Report - Survey: Pattison, P.. 1988. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field/Recording In. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV6293Part of: Settlement 500 meters north-east of Swincombe water intake (Monument)
MDV6294Related to: Enclosure within settlement north-east of Swincombe water intake (Monument)
MDV6296Related to: Enclosure within settlement north-east of Swincombe water intake (Monument)
MDV6298Related to: Hut circle in settlement north-east of Swincombe intake (Monument)
MDV6295Related to: Hut circle in settlement north-east of Swincombe intake (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 29 2013 1:35PM