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HER Number:MDV7505
Name:Settlement south of Greator Rocks


Prehistoric settlement including three hut circles to the south of Greator Rocks


Grid Reference:SX 748 784
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Bronze Age settlement consisting of three unenclosed hut circles to the south of Greator Rocks

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 445105
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/75
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX77NW31
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Two 'Hut Circles' shown on 19th century map.

Burnard, R., 1906, Early Man, 628 (Article in Serial). SDV322231.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1960, SX77NW31 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV345708.

National Monuments Record, 1977, SX7478 (Aerial Photograph). SDV345710.

Griffith, F. M., 1985, DAP/EO, 4 (Aerial Photograph). SDV307278.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, SX77NW (Cartographic). SDV345445.

Three hut circles visible two of which are attached to one another, at SX74807837, SX74897841 and SX74907841 (the latter two are attached). The field system is not visible.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 53 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Three huts within the present fields on the hillside above Becka Brook. The huts are large with diameters of circa 8.5 metres and walls composed of large slabs. The eastern pair were built against a group of natural boulders. The single hut perched on a knoll serves as a dump for small stones collected from the field. The enclosures once associated with the huts have disappeared. Other details: Map 8, Site 4.

Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

Stone hut circle Settlement south of Greator Rocks was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 2004.. Other details: Number 32.

National Monuments Record, 2010, 445105 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV345709.

Three Bronze Age hut circles and a small field system are visible. Two of the hut circles are very close together with entrances almost facing eachother, opening up to the SE and SW respectively. These are both slightly cut into the hillside to a depth of approximately 1.40 metres. Another hut circle is set apart from these and has an entrance to the SE. The small field system sits to the west and is thought to be associated with the hut circles. It is identifiable from the presence of slight lynchets.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Three 'Hut Circles' shown on modern mapping.

White, P., 2013, Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads, Greator 2 (Un-published). SDV352501.

Greator 2 a deserted settlement.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 53.
SDV307278Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1985. DAP/EO. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4.
SDV322231Article in Serial: Burnard, R.. 1906. Early Man. Victoria History of the County of Devon. 1. A4 Hardback. 628.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #102256 ]
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345445Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. SX77NW. Air Photographs Unit. Map (Paper).
SDV345708Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1960. SX77NW31. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV345709National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2010. 445105. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV345710Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. SX7478. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper).
SDV352501Un-published: White, P.. 2013. Previously Unsurveyed Dartmoor Historic Farmsteads. Excel Spreadsheet. Greator 2.

Associated Monuments

MDV7506Parent of: HUT CIRCLE in the Parish of Manaton (Monument)
MDV7507Parent of: HUT CIRCLE in the Parish of Manaton (Monument)
MDV7508Parent of: HUT CIRCLE in the Parish of Manaton (Monument)
MDV7509Related to: Field system on Houndtor Down, Manaton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 15 2016 2:18PM