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HER Number:MDV79026
Name:Possible hut circle near settlement west of Zeal Hill


This small circular feature may represent the remains of a hut circle associated with the settlement nearby to the north.


Grid Reference:SX 669 638
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Walling remains of a Bronze Age enclosure with internal and external hut-circles to the east of Bala Brook on Brent Moor

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Robinson, R., 1978, Settlement on left bank of Bala Brook (Worksheet). SDV151020.

This hut circle (E) measures approximately 4.0 meters in diameter and has walls 0.5 meters high. It is very overgrown with bilberry.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 108 (Monograph). SDV337765.

This building lies to the south of the enclosure and measures approximately 3.0 by 2.0 meters. It appears to have been partially dismantled and the southern section in particular is missing. This is located opposite a gap in the enclosure wall, which may represent the original entrance. Other details: Map 57, 8.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV151020Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1978. Settlement on left bank of Bala Brook. South Brent Parish Checklist. Digital.
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 108.

Associated Monuments

MDV13261Related to: Settlement west of Zeal Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 8 2013 11:24AM