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HER Number:MDV66640
Name:Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement 150 metres south of 'Giant's Basin' Sheepstor

Summary

One of four hut circle within a Prehistoric enclosed settlement 150 metres south of the 'Giant's Basin'

Location

Grid Reference:SX 592 667
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSheepstor
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/66/3
  • Old SAM Ref: 34470

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 157325 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 28th March 2008. Stone hut circle forming part of a Prehistoric enclosed settlement 150 metres south of the 'Giant's Basin'.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 127, Figure 49.12, Map 49 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Southern of two hut circles shown on Figure 49.12 joined by a short section of curved wall.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Southern and smaller hut circle visible on aerial photograph.


Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England, 1021058 (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

The monument includes a Prehistoric enclosed settlement containing four stone hut circles. The hut circles survive as circular or oval banks surrounding an internal area which varies between 7.1 and 28.3 square metres. The height of the surrounding rubble walls vary between 0.3 and 0.7 metres. One of the huts has a visible doorway and another has an annex.


National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape, 438632, SX56NE47 (Website). SDV360651.

An oval enclosure measuring 60 metres by 45 metres internally, and containing four stone hut circles. The enclosure is defined by an earthwork bank up to 0.7 metres high. The hut circles all survive as circular or oval banks. One has a visible doorway and another has an annexe.

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. 127, Figure 49.12, Map 49.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 157325.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #112424 ]
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 438632, SX56NE47.
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1021058.

Associated Monuments

MDV3361Part of: Enclosed Hut Circle Settlement 120 metres south of 'Giants' Basin', Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV66639Related to: Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement 150 metres south of 'Giant's Basin' Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV66641Related to: Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement 150 metres south of 'Giant's Basin' Sheepstor (Monument)
MDV66642Related to: Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement 150 metres south of 'Giant's Basin' Sheepstor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4966 - Survey of Drizzlecombe, Eylesbarrow, Ditsworthy and Hartor

Date Last Edited:Jul 13 2018 3:42PM