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HER Number:MDV6573
Name:Hut Circle 148 metres south-west of Assycombe Stone Row

Summary

One of three Bronze Age hut circles terraced into the hillside on the right bank of the Assycombe Brook, 5.5 metres diameter with an entrance in the southern quadrant. All three hut circles have suffered disturbance by forestry activity and appear to have been robbed of stone.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 659 824
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 144155
  • National Monuments Record: SX68SE6
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/21
  • Old SAM Ref: 28655
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX68SE6
  • Pastscape: 443784

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Hut circle shown.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950-1978, SX68SE6 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV276166.


Turner, J. R., 1976, Ancient Monuments on Forestry Commission Land. Fernworthy and Bellever (Report - non-specific). SDV351823.

Fernworthy Plantation. Assacombe 11C. Hut circle. 5.6 metres diameter. Very ruined. Low stone wall 1.1 metres thick. Not investigated. Has been planted over.
February 1976. One tree inside, others in or near stone wall. Clearance zone ringed by 8 posts. Trees standing within. Trees outside post ring are within falling distance of hut.
Included in 1955 Spooner and Dixon report (A) Region South of the Teign (Assacombe and Lowton) Site No. 15.


Turner, J., 1978, Report of Work Carried Out by the Forestry Commission since January 1976 (Report - non-specific). SDV351816.

Trees removed.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., 144155 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visit 29th April 1997. Hut circle forming part of settlement at Assycombe. Diameter 5.5 metres. Wall 1.7 metres wide, 0.7 metres high. Internal area 23.74 square metres. Lies within forest clearing.


Smith, N., 1992, Condition Survey of Identified Archaeology with Woodland Areas 1992 (Un-published). SDV351819.

Fernworthy. Assacombe 11C. Site visit 27th May 1992. Hut circle immediately east and adjacent to track. In a clearing. Condition stable. Site marked. Young trees nearby but none immediately next to or within posted area. Suggested that present vegetation management regime be maintained. Photo.


Dartmoor National Park Authority, 1996, Condition Survey of Identified Archaeology within Woodland Areas 1996 (Un-published). SDV351820.

Fernworthy. Assycombe Group 11C. Site visit 27th September 1996. Site marked by 1 post.


Fugro-BKS, 2013, Fernworthy Forest LiDAR survey (Cartographic). SDV351778.

Hut circle visible.


Newman, P., 2013, Fernworthy Forest Sites Survey (Un-published). SDV351708.


Newman , P., 2013, The Archaeology of Fernworthy Forest, Dartmoor, Devon, 23, Fig. 19 (Report - Survey). SDV351784.

[One of] a group of three huts located 130 metres south of the Assacombe stone row on a moderate western slope. This hut circle sits in a natural hollow that cuts into the slope providing a level floor surface. The walls have been robbed of leaving an earth and stone rign some 5.7-6.4 metres diameter.


Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Hut Circle marked.


English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

[Part of] stone alignment, hut circle settlement, medieval long house and post-medieval farmstead at Assycombe.


National Monument Record, 2014, Pastscape, 443784 (Website). SDV355682.

[One of] three Bronze Age hut circles on the right bank of the Assycombe Brook. All have suffered disturbance by forestry activity. They are well-built from upright slabs and boulders and are terraced into the hillside. Entrances are in the southern quadrant. NMR No. SX68SE6. Record last updated: N/A.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV276166Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950-1978. SX68SE6. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 144155.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV351708Un-published: Newman, P.. 2013. Fernworthy Forest Sites Survey. Digital.
SDV351778Cartographic: Fugro-BKS. 2013. Fernworthy Forest LiDAR survey. Digital. [Mapped feature: #97923 ]
SDV351784Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2013. The Archaeology of Fernworthy Forest, Dartmoor, Devon. Digital + A4. 23, Fig. 19.
SDV351816Report - non-specific: Turner, J.. 1978. Report of Work Carried Out by the Forestry Commission since January 1976. A4 Stapled.
SDV351819Un-published: Smith, N.. 1992. Condition Survey of Identified Archaeology with Woodland Areas 1992. Condition Survey of Identified Archaeology with Woodland Areas. A4 Ring Bound.
SDV351820Un-published: Dartmoor National Park Authority. 1996. Condition Survey of Identified Archaeology within Woodland Areas 1996. Condition Survey of Identified Archaeology within Woodland Areas. A4 Ring Bound.
SDV351823Report - non-specific: Turner, J. R.. 1976. Ancient Monuments on Forestry Commission Land. Fernworthy and Bellever. Dartmoor National Park Authority Field Report. Digital.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV355682Website: National Monument Record. 2014. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 443784.
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV14807Part of: Assycombe Brook Settlement (Monument)
MDV6570Related to: Hut Circle 133 metres south of Assycombe Stone Row (Monument)
MDV6602Related to: Hut Circle 136 metres south of Assycombe Stone Row (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6203 - Archaeological Survey of Fernworthy Forest
  • EDV6216 - Condition Surveys of Ancient Monuments on Forestry Commission Land
  • EDV7389 - Fernworthy Forest condition survey 1996
  • EDV7410 - Fernworthy Forest condition survey 1992

Date Last Edited:May 22 2014 11:55AM