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HER Number:MDV66349
Name:Hut circle within settlement north-west of Outer Huccaby Ring

Summary

Hut circle with internal diameter of 6.1 metres north-south by 6.5 metres east-west defined by massive walls averaging 3.3 metres wide. The internal face averages 0.6 metres high and is revetted on the north-west and north-eastern arcs by large edging slabs. Externally the walls appear very stoney and average 0.7 metres high, although on the south-west they reach 1.2 metres. An entrance on the south gives way to a featureless interior which is terraced into the slope on the north and east.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 654 746
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 442910
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/55/2
  • Old SAM Ref: 34461
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Haythornthwaite, R. L., 1988, Brimpts Farm, Dartmeet, Princetown (Duchy Farms Survey) (Report - Survey). SDV223270.

Hut in settlement at SX65477462. In fine condition, diameter 6.3 metres and has massive walls 3.0 metres wide and 0.8 metres high. Southern entrance. Graded 1 in terms of management importance (highest grade).


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 157116 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(Visited 10/5/2002) Stone hut circle forming part of a prehistoric settlement 680 metres north of Huccaby Tor. Measures 6.4 metres in diameter, with earthwork and single orthostat wall 3.0 metres wide, 1.1 metres high. Grass and heather within the hut. Gorse and bilberry on the bank. Leat adjacent to the hut is 1.1 metres wide and 0.7 metres deep and material upcast during its construction thrown up onto the hut wall.


Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 1993-1998, Dartmoor Royal Forest Project (Report - Survey). SDV346608.

A settlement comprising two hut circles and a possible third together with at least 3 hectares of associated fields, centred at SX 65477462, on a moderate, south-west facing slope within Brimpts Newtake. The area is predominantly rough grassland with patches of heather, bracken and gorse.
(A) SX 6547 7462 Hut circle with internal diameter of 6.1 metres north-south by 6.5 metres east-west defined by massive walls averaging 3.3 metres wide. The internal face averages 0.6 metres high and is revetted on the north-west and north-eastern arcs by large edging slabs. Externally the walls appear very stoney and average 0.7 metres high, although on the south-west they reach 1.2 metres. An entrance on the south gives way to a featureless interior which is terraced into the slope on the north and east.
The Brimpts Mine Leat (MDV25984) just clips the eastern edge of the hut circle and has damaged the outer face of the walling.


English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345521.

Depicted on the survey layer.


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

Depicted on Mastermap base layer.


English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England, 1021049 (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV223270Report - Survey: Haythornthwaite, R. L.. 1988. Brimpts Farm, Dartmeet, Princetown (Duchy Farms Survey). Agricultural Development Advisory Service. A3 Comb Bound.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 157116.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV346608Report - Survey: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 1993-1998. Dartmoor Royal Forest Project. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field/Recording In. Unknown.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #98098 ]
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website. 1021049.

Associated Monuments

MDV6439Part of: Bronze age settlement with huts and fields north-west of Outer Huccaby Ring (Monument)
MDV66350Related to: Hut circle within settlement north-west of Outer Huccaby Ring (Monument)
MDV25984Related to: Leat supplying Brimpts Tin Mines (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 4 2017 10:58AM