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HER Number:MDV6361
Name:Hut Circle in Settlement 550 metres south-east of Swincombe

Summary

One of 16 hut circles within an enclosed settlement to the south-east of Swincombe. Hut is terraced into the hillside, 5.0-5.8 metres internal diameter with an entrance facing south-east.

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/72/3
  • Old SAM County Ref: 747O

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.

[One of a] series of hut circles associated with an extensive field wall system comprising presumably one economic and social unit. Hut o: 21 feet diameter. Door south-east.


National Monuments Record, 1976, NMR SX6472, SX (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.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Hut circle visible.


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 M at SX64677227. Internal diameter 5.0 to 5.8 metres. Rubble walling with traces of edging stones internally and externally on the north, north-east and south arcs. True wall width can be determined at 1.3 metres but erosion has spread this to 2.7 metres in places. Wall height is between 0.15 and 0.35 metres internally and 0.35 to 0.6 metres externally. A large, flat boulder has been incorporated on the east side. The interior is terraced in, with a cut 0.6 metres into the hillside and corresponding build-up downslope. The building of the hut circle wall onto the terraced platform can be seen clearly on the north side. An entrance possibly lay immediately south of the large boulder on the east side. 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). SX.
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.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #97377 ]
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:Nov 13 2015 3:37PM