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HER Number:MDV6518
Name:Enclosure/hut 200m south-east of Wydemeet


The remains of a hut circle was within a small 'pound' in Berry Field, Huccaby was investigated by the Committee in 1898. Location of this feature vague; may be duplicate of MDV6441 or MDV14435, as these lie within fields called 'Berry' on the Tithe Apportionment.


Grid Reference:SX 65 73
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX67SE76
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 443081
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/121

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Baring Gould, S., 1898, Fifth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, 99 (Article in Serial). SDV337066.

Berry Field, Huccaby. Contains the remains of a small 'pound' within which (at the eastern end) was a heap of stones utilised by the road builders for stone. When they reported pottery to the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, this was investigated. The remains of a hut circle was found underneath the stone which yielded charcoal, pot boilers, a red grit rubber stone, seven cooking stones, the rim of a small shallow vessel and a large sherd which formed part of the mouth of a handmade cooking pot. The paste and ornamentation were of the usual type.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX67SE76 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV276531.

(09/06/1980) Worth says (1898) the find was made by roadmenders and his siting information implies that the 'field' or pound lay between SX 650743 and SX 665734. An examination of these fields revealed no trace of a hut circle or pound.

Timms, S., 1984, Note (Personal Comment). SDV276532.

(22/08/1984). This site is probably identical to either SX67SE/56 or SX67SE/165, as both have Berry fieldnames on the tithe apportionment.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Not visible on Royal Air Force 1947 and National Monuments Record 1977 aerial photograph.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV276531Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX67SE76. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown.
SDV276532Personal Comment: Timms, S.. 1984. Note. Not Applicable.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV337066Article in Serial: Baring Gould, S.. 1898. Fifth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 38. A5 Hardback. 99. [Mapped features: #42108 VAGUE; MAY BE DUPLICATE RECORD, ]

Associated Monuments

MDV6441Related to: Former hut 270 metres south-west of Huccaby Tor (Monument)
MDV6442Related to: Hut circle south-west of Huccaby Tor (Monument)
MDV14435Related to: Possible hut on west side of wall, Huccaby (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV3461 - Excavation, Huccaby
  • EDV8409 - Dartmoor Royal Forest Project

Date Last Edited:Mar 1 2022 4:31PM