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HER Number:MDV78477
Name:Hut circle 24, Merrivale Settlement

Summary

Hut circle djacent to enclosure; part of the settlement to the south of the road. Measures 6.4 metres in diameter internally and walls survive to a height of 0.7 metres and width of 1.5 metres. An entrance gap exists on the south-western side of the circle.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 556 749
Map Sheet:SX57SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWALKHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old SAM County Ref: 332
  • Old SAM Ref: 24191

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX57SE19 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV219145.

(21/11/1950) Hut circle L (SX 5563 7491) measures 8.5 metres in diameter, with 1.5 metre wide walls, surviving to a height of 0.5 metres. The circle is large with double walls, composed of large boulders and in good condition. The entrance is on the south-western side.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., 1994, MPP/133501 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

The hut circle (SX 5562 7491) is attached to the enclosure boundary wall, is terraced into the hill slope and is of the simple plan and double orthostat walling type. The interior of the hut measures 6.6 metres in diameter and is defined by a 2.0 metre wide wall standing up to 0.9 metres high. A south-south-west facing gap in the surrounding wall may represent a doorway. Other details: MPP/133521.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 73 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Probert, S. A. J., 2000, The Merrivale Guardianship Area, Walkhampton, Devon (Report - Survey). SDV344969.

Hut circle number 24 (SX 5562 7492) is located adjacent to an enclosure. Measures 6.4 metres in diameter internally and walls survive to a height of 0.7 metres and width of 1.5 metres. An entrance gap exists on the south-western side of the circle.

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

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, MER-10 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 18/09/2019. Hut circle covered with grass with outcrops of gorse. Overall condition good. Photo taken.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, MER-10 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photo looking 320° showing grass cover with outcrops of gorse.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219145Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX57SE19. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 73.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 1994, MPP/133501.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #105352 ]
SDV344969Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 2000. The Merrivale Guardianship Area, Walkhampton, Devon. English Heritage. 1247982. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. MER-10.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. MER-10.

Associated Monuments

MDV4897Part of: Merrivale hut circle settlement (Monument)
MDV4898Related to: Enclosure with associated hut circle, Merrivale settlement (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4830 - Survey of guardianship area, Merrivale

Date Last Edited:Sep 23 2019 11:47AM