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HER Number:MDV6439
Name:Bronze age settlement with huts and fields north-west of Outer Huccaby Ring

Summary

A settlement comprising two hut circles and a possible third together with at least 3 hectares of associated fields, centred at SX 65477462, on a moderate, south-west facing slope within Brimpts Newtake.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 654 746
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 442910
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/55
  • Old SAM Ref: 34461
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2149, 4424-4425 (Aerial Photograph). SDV282746.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951-1980, SX67SE19 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV218388.

(Visited 24/8/1951) This hut circle is in very good condition and is a prominent landmark. The stones are surrounded by a turf-covered earth and stone bank 2.0 metres wide and 0.5 metres high.
(Visited 06/03/1980) On a south west slope at 354 metres ordnance datum and visible on air photographs is a Type 2 hut circle in very good condition. The level interior measures 6.9 metres by 6.2 metres with walling 2.0 metres wide and 0.8 metres high and an entrance to the south-east (see ground photograph).
At SX 65457457 is the remains of a probable hut circle, now visible as an incomplete earthen ring (see plan and air photographs). The bank averages 2.0 metres wide and 0.6 metres high with a level interior approximating 5.5 metres in diameter.


West Air Photography, 1975, BT1711, 7 (Aerial Photograph). SDV289766.

Close to the north-west of Outer Huccaby Ring is an enclosure with two hut circles, crossed by a later enclosure and cultivation ridges (C. J. Balkwill, undated).


National Monument Record, 1977, sx6575, 1/365-385 (Aerial Photograph). SDV247974.


Ordnance Survey, 1980, Survey drawing of features north-west of Outer Huccaby Ring (Plan - measured). SDV218393.

Drawing shows only the hut circle with fragments of walling on either side, and part of a small ring bank to the south. No enclosure visible.


Robinson, R., 1982, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1982 (Un-published). SDV345608.

(Visited 30/3/1982) Field Monument Warden visit.


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

Enclosure incorporated within field system with one internal hut circle visible attached to northern wall. Visible on Royal Air Force 1947 and National Monuments Record 1977 aerial photographs.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 157115 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(Visited 10/5/2002) An irregular aggregate field system including at least four fields. Between the two hut circles the boundary measures 1.8 metres wide and 0.4 metres high and survives as an earthwork.


Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 1993-1998, Dartmoor Royal Forest Project (Report - Survey). SDV346608.

A settlement comprising two hut circles and a possible third together with at least 3 hectares of associated fields, centred at SX 65477462, on a moderate, south-west facing slope within Brimpts Newtake. The area is predominantly rough grassland with patches of heather, bracken and gorse.
(See MDV66349 for hut A and MDV66350 for hut B)
Hut (A) is, and (B) was, formerly attached to field walls representing the incomplete remains of a field system. Later agriculture probably has removed some of the evidence. Parts of three small fields or enclosures adjoin the two huts, which probably opened onto the enclosures. Extending to north, east and west are other, longer boundaries, probably the remains of larger fields. © ends against a reave (MDV26488), (D) is interrupted by the more recent walls of Cox Lake, while € and (F) are only possibly related.
The field walls are generally 2-3 metres wide and 0.3 - 0.6 metres high, vegetation covered stoney banks.
(G) SX 6531 7472 a sub-square structure of 3 metres internal diameter defined by walls of turf-covered stone 1.7 metres - 2.8 metres wide and 0.6 metres high. It is attached to a field wall (H) and is possibly a prehistoric structure but caution is needed over interpretation because of the proximity of Brimpts Mine and its buildings (MDV56397).


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

Depicted on the survey layer.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV218388Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951-1980. SX67SE19. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV218393Plan - measured: Ordnance Survey. 1980. Survey drawing of features north-west of Outer Huccaby Ring. 1:25,000. Unknown.
SDV247974Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1977. sx6575. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 1/365-385.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 157115.
SDV282746Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2149. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4424-4425.
SDV289766Aerial Photograph: West Air Photography. 1975. BT1711. West Air Photography. Unknown. 7.
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. [Mapped feature: #97563 ]
SDV345608Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1982. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1982. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Printout.
SDV346608Report - Survey: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 1993-1998. Dartmoor Royal Forest Project. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field/Recording In. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV64131Parent of: CAIRN in the Parish of Gidleigh (Monument)
MDV66349Parent of: Hut circle within settlement north-west of Outer Huccaby Ring (Monument)
MDV66350Parent of: Hut circle within settlement north-west of Outer Huccaby Ring (Monument)
MDV26476Related to: Field system surrounding Outer Huccaby Ring (Monument)
MDV25984Related to: Leat supplying Brimpts Tin Mines (Monument)
MDV66351Related to: Ridge and furrow in field system north-west of Outer Huccaby Ring (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 4 2017 10:58AM