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HER Number:MDV6596
Name:Hut circle east of Bush Down


Three hut circles east of Bush Down. Hut walls composed of two concentric circles of upstanding stones with some smaller rubble fill. Overgrown with heather and grass.


Grid Reference:SX 684 821
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishNorth Bovey
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH BOVEY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/33/1
  • Old SAM County Ref: 972C

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1978, SX68SE15 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV314534.

(Visited 18/06/1978) SX 6849 8216: Two crude hut circles situated on a north west facing slope at around 1475 feet OD.
'A' at SX 6848 8215 has a diameter of 6.5 metres with orthostatic walling up to 0.7 metres high and a possible entrance in the north east.
Both are in poor condition. Surveyed at 1:2500 on MSD.

Probert, S. + Fletcher, M., 2000, English Heritage survey of Shapley Common (Report - Survey). SDV288478.

Two robbed hut circles linked by a fragmentary boulder wall to the Shapley Common parallel reave system (SX 68 SE 178). It is not possible to discern from the visible evidence the relationship of the huts to the reave system and were part of a free standing enclosure.
SX 6849 8215: The robbed remains of this hut comprise a double-faced wall with surviving upright slabs and boulders a maximum 0.8 metres in height. The interior slightly levelled into the hillslope measures 6.3 metres by 5.4 metres; the level stance is disturbed by pits and displaced boulders. The entrance appears to have been in the northern side. Surveyed at 1:2000 scale.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV288478Report - Survey: Probert, S. + Fletcher, M.. 2000. English Heritage survey of Shapley Common. English Heritage. [Mapped feature: #98008 ]
SDV314534Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1978. SX68SE15. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV6594Related to: Hut circle east of Bush Down (Monument)
MDV6595Related to: Hut circle east of Bush Down (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 16 2019 3:25PM