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HER Number:MDV6353
Name:Hut Circle in Settlement 550 metres south-east of Swincombe

Summary

One of a series of hut circles forming part of a settlement. The hut circle has an internal diameter of 4.8-5.2 metres. The interior is levelled into the slope, more by a build up downslope than a cutting in upslope.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 646 722
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SW/71
  • Old SAM County Ref: 747G

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ministry of Public Building and Works, 10/03/1970, Hut Circle Village 600 yds SE of Swincombe (Schedule Document). SDV356121.

[Part of a] series of hut circles associated ith an extensive field wall system comprising presumably one economic and social unit. Hut g: subrectangular in shape, 15 to 18 feet diameter. Cavity wall construction. Entrance to south-east.


National Monuments Record, 1976, NMR SX6472, SX6472/3/71 (Aerial Photograph). SDV245616.


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

Department of Environment Field Monument Warden site visit 13th May 1983.


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

Hut circle visible and recorded.


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

Hut circle recorded.


Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Hut circle shown.


Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 26/07/1988, RCHME Site Visit (Report - Survey). SDV356898.

Site visit 26th July 1988. Hut circle K. SX64637221. Internal diameter 4.8-5.2 metres. Rubble walling with traces of external edging stones on the south-west and northern archs. Wall width is between 1.6 and 2.0 metres. Wall height is 0.25-0.6 metres internally and 0.25-0.75 externally, greatest in the north and west. The interior is levelled into the slope, apparently more by a substantial build-up downslope than a cutting in upslope. There is much scattered stone inside. A break in the north-east wall 0.9 metres wide is possibly an entrance. Condition is good.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Unknown, SX67SW45 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV262132.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV245616Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. NMR SX6472. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). SX6472/3/71.
SDV262132Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Unknown. SX67SW45. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
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.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV345762Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1983. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1983. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Printout.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #97344 ]
SDV356121Schedule Document: Ministry of Public Building and Works. 10/03/1970. Hut Circle Village 600 yds SE of Swincombe. The Schedule of Monuments. Photocopy.
SDV356898Report - Survey: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 26/07/1988. RCHME Site Visit. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field Investigations. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV6346Part of: Hut Circle Settlement 550 metres to south-east of Swincombe. (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 5 2014 3:57PM