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HER Number:MDV66350
Name:Hut circle within settlement north-west of Outer Huccaby Ring

Summary

A fragmentary hut circle, about two thirds complete consisting of a low, turf-covered, smooth bank 2-2.7 metres wide and 0.4 metres high defining an internal area of approximately 6.4 metres diameter. It is terraced into the hill slope. This hut was formerly attached to a field wall.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 654 745
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/55/3
  • Old SAM Ref: 34461

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), 25, plan (Report - Survey). SDV223270.

Incomplete hut circle with two thirds of its circuit defined by a low, trurf-covered bank 2.3 metres wide and 0.3 metres high.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 157117 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(Visited 10/5/2002) Stone hut circle forming part of a prehistoric settlement 680 metres north of Huccaby Tor. Measures 7 metres in diameter, with earthwork wall 1.5 metres wide, 0.4 metres high. Only the eastern half of this hut is visible. The remainder may survive as a slight feature but dense vegetation makes it difficult to see. Dense gorse and grass.


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.
(B) SX 6546 7457. A fragmentary hut circle, about two thirds complete consisting of a low, turf-covered, smooth bank 2-2.7 metres wide and 0.4 metres high defining an internal area of approximately 6.4 metres diameter. It is terraced into the hill slope.
(A) is, and (B) was, formerly attached to field walls representing the incomplete remains of a field system. Later agriculture probably has removed some of the evidence.


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

Depicted on the survey layer.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV223270Report - Survey: Haythornthwaite, R. L.. 1988. Brimpts Farm, Dartmeet, Princetown (Duchy Farms Survey). Agricultural Development Advisory Service. A3 Comb Bound. 25, plan.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 157117.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #98099 ]
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.

Associated Monuments

MDV6439Part of: Bronze age settlement with huts and fields north-west of Outer Huccaby Ring (Monument)
MDV26476Related to: Field system surrounding Outer Huccaby Ring (Monument)
MDV66349Related to: Hut circle within settlement north-west of Outer Huccaby Ring (Monument)
MDV66351Related to: Ridge and furrow in field system north-west of Outer Huccaby Ring (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 13 2015 9:36AM