HeritageGateway - Home
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Devon & Dartmoor HER Result
Devon & Dartmoor HERPrintable version | About Devon & Dartmoor HER | Visit Devon & Dartmoor HER online...

See important guidance on the use of this record.

If you have any comments or new information about this record, please email us.

HER Number:MDV6554
Name:HUT CIRCLE in the Parish of North Bovey-needs finishing


Vis=19/3/1953 (os) one hut circle of those scattered on shapley common.


Grid Reference:SX 693 822
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/10/3
  • Old SAM County Ref: 537
  • Old SAM Ref: 22390
  • Pastscape: 1346473

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (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 circle; one of those scattered on Shapley Common.

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 6944 8221 Measures 3.9 metres in diameter, with walls 2.3 metres wide, 0.7 metres high.
SX 6941 8220 Measures 2.1 metres in diameter, with walls 0.6 wide, 0.7 metres high.
SX 6940 8220 Measures 3.5 metres in diameter, with walls 1.0 wide, 0.7 metres high. Possible entrance to the north.
SX 6940 8221 Measures 2.3 metres in diameter, with walls 0.7 wide, 0.5 metres high.
SX 6939 8221 Measures 2.2 metres in diameter, with walls 1.0 wide, 0.6 metres high.
The associated enclosure covers an area of some 0.2 hectares and is subdivided in two roughly equal, semi-circular plots.
These features previously formed part of SX 68 SE 31.

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.

Associated Monuments

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

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 17 2019 5:04PM