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HER Number:MDV6760
Name:HUT CIRCLE in the Parish of Dartmoor Forest

Summary

West dart head; four small hut circles (diam 4.3m, wall widt 610mm) on the east slope of the hill between horse hole bottom and west dart head. Also ruins of small paddocks. All four huts were examined, but only one gave results: it has a ruined wall and dilapidated entrance facing south south west. The floor of the hut resting on calm was 420mm below the surface. Finds: charcoal, rotten fragments of pottery, 8 cooking stones, two flint scrapers and a flint arrowhead of barbed and tanged variety with one barb missing.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 605 810
Map Sheet:SX68SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SW/18
  • Pastscape

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV148.

Not visible on aps (os).

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=-/11/1957 (os) unable to find these features.

DIAM 4.3M, WALL WIDT 610MM, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV245396.

West dart head; four small hut circles (diam 4.3m, wall widt 610mm) on the east slope of the hill between horse hole bottom and west dart head. Also ruins of small paddocks. All four huts were examined, but only one gave results: it has a ruined wall and dilapidated entrance facing south south west. The floor of the hut resting on calm was 420mm below the surface. Finds: charcoal, rotten fragments of pottery, 8 cooking stones, two flint scrapers and a flint arrowhead of barbed and tanged variety with one barb missing.

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV245399.

Not visible on 1947 raf ap (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV245401.

Baring gould, s. /tda/30(1898)104/5th report of the dartmoor exploration committee.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV245402.

Worth, r. H. /tda/77(1945)252/the dartmoor hut circles.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV245403.

Osa=sx68sw19.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV245404.

Aph=os/75/369 125-6/(-/8/1975).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV245405.

Des=gerrard, s. /(-/-/2002)/mpp alternative action report.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV148Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. OSA. Card Index.
SDV245396Migrated Record: DIAM 4.3M, WALL WIDT 610MM.
SDV245399Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV245401Migrated Record:
SDV245402Migrated Record:
SDV245403Migrated Record:
SDV245404Aerial Photograph:
SDV245405Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds

  • FDV5916 - BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD (Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • FDV5914 - COOKING STONE (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC?)
  • FDV5915 - SCRAPER (TOOL) (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC?)
  • FDV5913 - SHERD (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC?)

Associated Events

  • EDV7441 - Condition survey of the archaeological sites of Merrivale Training Area
  • EDV7570 - Condition survey of Merrivale Range training area
  • EDV8291 - Okehampton Range: Monument Baseline Condition Survey
  • EDV7368 - Survey of the Willsworthy Training Area, Peter Tavy
  • EDV8530 - Excavation at West Dart Head

Date Last Edited:Feb 5 2021 2:26PM