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HER Number:MDV6887
Name:Group of hut settlements and enclosures on White Hill


Five enclosures with hut circles, and a group of open hut circles.


Grid Reference:SX 628 905
Map Sheet:SX69SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Tawton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH TAWTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SW/20
  • Old SAM Ref: 28800.03

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV224175.

Five enclosures with hut circles, and a group of open hut circles.

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV224178.

Five large enclosures, two of them agglomerated, are visible, together with three smaller enclosures. In all, there are forty-one enclosed and unenclosed hut circles in this group (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV224179.

Osa=sx69sw18/sketch plans.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV224180.

Prowse, a. B. /tda/22(1890)190-191 fig.5/notes on the neighbourhood of taw marsh, north dartmoor.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV224181.

Aph=bt 1709/11/nov.1975/oblique/west air photography, the airport, weston super mare.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV224182.

Aph=sx6290/3 nmr.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV224183.

Aph=nmr sf1510/558-559(26/4/1979).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV224184.

Aph=nmr sf1510/359-373(26/4/1979).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV224185.

Aph=nmr sx6290/2(18/5/1977).

Prowse, A. B., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV235354.

Vis=estimated-/-/1889 (prowse) white hill. Four groups of hut circles and enclosures. Pound c on steep grassy slope overlooking taw marsh. In a broadly oval space surrounded by a bank of earth and stones. Five of the hut circles touch the bank, others near centre of space which is much overgrown.91m. West of pound c is another irregularly ovoid space surrounded by a similar bank, which on the sw side takes in a portion of the steep gully of metheral brook. Pound b in fig.5. Near centre of enclosure is a large hut circle, and two smaller ones near it. Two other huts touch the bank. Pound a is 55m. Nw of pound b. No circles within the enclosure, but a circle interrupts the bank at the nw side. Hut circle built against the nnw side of this circle. Two fallen menhirs on se side which may have marked the entrance. A strip of boggy ground runs between pounds a and b, on south side of which are two hut circles. From south part of pound a low bank of earth and stones runs nearly due south for 38m. As far as the boggy ground, where it ends in a circle.20m. West of pound a is a bank which runs due north, from metheral brook for 512m. Then n by e 474m. Ending in a boggy depression on west slope of cosdon. Circle interrupts the bank about 64m. North of pound a.27m. Nearer the pound is a smaller circle close to the bank. Two others 91m. E. By n. Of the circle aph; hut circles and separate enclosures. There is a linear bank to the north and west of this site.

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

Vis=9/8/1950(os) a complex series of simple enclosures and hut circles situated amongst the clitter between white hill and small brook.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV224175Migrated Record:
SDV224178Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV224179Migrated Record:
SDV224180Migrated Record:
SDV224181Aerial Photograph:
SDV224182Aerial Photograph:
SDV224183Aerial Photograph:
SDV224184Aerial Photograph:
SDV224185Aerial Photograph:
SDV235354Migrated Record: Prowse, A. B..
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #98930 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 13 2015 2:08PM