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HER Number:MDV66380
Name:Hut in enclosure north-east of Eylesbarrow Tin Mine

Summary

Hut within north-western part of enclosure. Internally measures 4.5 metres by 4.3 metres with a boulder/slab wall 0.4 metres high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 592 682
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 NE 85
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/40/1
  • Old SAM County Ref: 1001
  • Old SAM Ref: 34467

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1978, SX56NE85 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV363210.

(Visited 1978) On a west facing slope at approximately 360 metres OD are the remains of an enclosed settlement very much reduced by later mining activity. The sub-oval enclosure measures internally some 140 metres by 115 metres with rubble walling averaging 0.6 metres high and 2.5 metres wide; there are no obvious original entrances. The southern side of the enclosure is completed by a series of natural boulders.
Six Type 1 huts are visible, two adjoin the walls while the remainder are free standing. The huts average 2.8 metre internal diameter mostly wth southern entrances and levelled interiors. They have walling 1.5 metres wide and 0.4 metres high and are in poor condition. (Type site: SX 56 SE 19). Surveyed at 1:10 000 on PFD.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 157154 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 3rd June 1993. SX 5926 6828 Stone hut circle 740 metres west-south-west of Eylesbarrow, forming part of an enclosed Prehistoric settlement. Hut circle diameter 4 metres. Single orthostat wall 1 metre wide by 0.55 metres high. Survives as a ring of large stones protruding through the turf. Bracken moss and grass.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 69, Figure 47.6 (Monograph). SDV137656.


Fletcher, M. + Newman, P. + Probert, S., 1999, Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor areas in the Plym Valley, West Devon (Report - Survey). SDV346268.

(Visited 06/07/1999) A large enclosure (MDV4035) centred at SX 5930 6822 contains at least five hut circles (see related records) and the possible sites of two others. The western part of the enclosure is overlaid by a large, disused mine shaft and its spoil tips; also fragments of a leat and a wide flat rod trench occupy part of the interior.
SX 5927 6828 Internally 4.5 metres by 4.3 metres with a boulder/slab wall 0.4 metres high.


Newman , P., 1999, Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine (Report - Survey). SDV352201.


Newman, P., 2007, Cramber Tor Training Area Monument Baseline Condition Survey (Report - Survey). SDV348210.

(01/08/2006) As described in 1999.


Probert, S., 2008, Follow-Up Works to Cramber Tor Archaeological Baseline Condition Survey, Dartmoor Training Area (Report - Survey). SDV351304.


Greeves, T., 2012, Cramber Tor Training Area. Monument Condition Survey (Report - Survey). SDV350251.


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

Two enclosures and a length of the Eylesbarrow watershed reave 800 metres west-south-west of Eylesbarrow.


Probert, S. A. J., 2017, A Condition Survey of the Archaeological Sites of the Cramber Tor Training Area, Devon, 2017 (Report - Survey). SDV360392.


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, WLK-DT32 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 9/8/2019. Hut circle covered with bracken. No structure visible above bracken so no photo taken. Overall condition moderate.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 69, Figure 47.6.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 157154.
SDV346268Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. + Newman, P. + Probert, S.. 1999. Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor areas in the Plym Valley, West Devon. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A4 Comb Bound. [Mapped feature: #121785 ]
SDV348210Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2007. Cramber Tor Training Area Monument Baseline Condition Survey. English Heritage. A4 Bound.
SDV350251Report - Survey: Greeves, T.. 2012. Cramber Tor Training Area. Monument Condition Survey. Tom Greeves Report. A4 Stapled.
SDV351304Report - Survey: Probert, S.. 2008. Follow-Up Works to Cramber Tor Archaeological Baseline Condition Survey, Dartmoor Training Area. A4 Comb Bound.
SDV352201Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 1999. Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine. English Heritage Survey Report. A4 Spiral Bound.
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV360392Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 2017. A Condition Survey of the Archaeological Sites of the Cramber Tor Training Area, Devon, 2017. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. WLK-DT32.

Associated Monuments

MDV4035Part of: Enclosed Prehistoric Settlement north-east of Eylesbarrow Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV3330Related to: Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66381Related to: Hut in enclosure north-east of Eylesbarrow Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66387Related to: Hut in enclosure north-east of Eylesbarrow Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66388Related to: Hut in enclosure north-east of Eylesbarrow Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66389Related to: Hut in enclosure north-east of Eylesbarrow Tin Mine (Monument)
MDV66386Related to: Two possible huts in enclosure north-east of Eylesbarrow Tin Mine (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6239 - Eylesbarrow (Ailsborough) Tin Mine
  • EDV7382 - Condition Survey of the Cramber Tor Training Area
  • EDV4966 - Survey of Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor
  • EDV6034 - Monument Condition Survey in Cramber Tor Training Area
  • EDV6152 - Follow-up Works to Threatened Sites in the Cramber Tor Training Area
  • EDV6153 - Monument Baseline Condition Survey in the Cramber Tor Training Area

Date Last Edited:Sep 16 2019 5:04PM