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HER Number:MDV6552
Name:Hut in settlement on Shapley Common


Hut with walls constructed from unusually tall stones; survives to a height of 1.3 metres. Hut measures 6.0 metres in diameter, with walls 1.5 wide (2001 data).


Grid Reference:SX 694 822
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishNorth Bovey
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH BOVEY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 68 SE 383
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/10/1
  • Old SAM County Ref: 537
  • Old SAM Ref: 22390
  • Pastscape: 1346473

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953, SX68SE31 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV314705.

(19/03/1953) Hut A SX 6944 8222. Of southern group, of those circles scattered on Shapley Common. Hut measures 5.0 metres in internal diameter, with wall width 1.5 metres, height 1.4 metres. Unusually large stones built into the wall.

Newman, P., 2002, Headland Warren and the Birch Tor and Vitifer Mines (Report - Survey). SDV363213.

(Visited 01/08/2001) Centred SX 6940 8222: A cluster of seven hut circles adjoining the walls of a sub-ovoid enclosure immediately east of Cullacombe Head. The huts (see related records), are of two main constructional types, massively built and crude hollows. All have been excavated and display sunken interiors with diameters of between 2.2 metres and 6 metres. None of the huts possess a well-defined entrance.
SX 6945 8220 Measures 6.0 metres in diameter, with walls 1.5 wide, 1.3 metres high.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV314705Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953. SX68SE31. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV363213Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2002. Headland Warren and the Birch Tor and Vitifer Mines. English Heritage. A1/34/2002. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. [Mapped feature: #121863 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV6551Related to: Sub-ovoid enclosure east of Cullacombe Head (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7139 - Headland Warren and the Birch Tor and Vitifer Mines Survey (Ref: A1/20/2001, A1/34/2002)

Date Last Edited:Sep 17 2019 4:57PM