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HER Number:MDV79050
Name:Hut circle in unenclosed prehistoric settlement south of Left Lake, Harford

Summary

Most northerly hut circle associated with unenclosed prehistoric settlement south of Left Lake.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 642 633
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old SAM County Ref: DV812

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Hut circle shown on 19th century map.

Hankin, C. F., 1976 - 1977, Settlement south of Left Lake (Worksheet). SDV165974.

This hut circle (1) lies approximately 60.0 meters south of Left Lake gully and measures 11.0 meters in diameter. It is constructed of massive stones and has an entrance to the south. An area within the hut circle on the western side has been partitioned off, or a stone bench may have been made. This section measures 2.3 by 1.8 meters.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 53, Map 54, Figure 54.133 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Hut circle 6 on plan. This hut is in good condition, composed of large stones with a curved interior wall and an entrance facing southwards. This hut measures between 7.0 - 8.2 meters in diameter, and is attached to hut number 5 to the south by a curved wall.

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

Hut circle shown on modern mapping

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

Feature visible on aerial photograph.

Newman, P., 2018, Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet) (Cartographic). SDV361913.

This hut circle has a short section of interior straight walling on the west side.

Newman, P., 2018, The Upper Erme Valley, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: An Archaeological Survey, Appendix 1 (Report - Survey). SDV362921.

A hut circle which forms part of a prehistoric settlement of seven large hut circles and vestiges of enclosures on the moderate eastern slope of the River Erme, south of Left Lake. (see MDV 4251)

Sources / Further Reading

SDV165974Worksheet: Hankin, C. F.. 1976 - 1977. Settlement south of Left Lake. Harford Parish Checklist. Digital.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (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. 53, Map 54, Figure 54.133.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).
SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #123554 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV4251Part of: Prehistoric unenclosed settlement south of Left Lake, Harford (Monument)
MDV79058Related to: Enclosure in prehistoric unenclosed settlement south of Left Lake, Harford (Monument)
MDV79051Related to: Hut circle in prehistoric unenclosed settlement south of Left Lake, Harford (Monument)
MDV79052Related to: Hut circle in prehistoric unenclosed settlement south of Left Lake, Harford (Monument)
MDV79053Related to: Hut circle in prehistoric unenclosed settlement south of Left Lake, Harford (Monument)
MDV79054Related to: Hut circle in prehistoric unenclosed settlement south of Left Lake, Harford (Monument)
MDV79055Related to: Hut circle in prehistoric unenclosed settlement south of Left Lake, Harford (Monument)
MDV79056Related to: Hut circle in prehistoric unenclosed settlement south of Left Lake, Harford (Monument)
MDV79057Related to: Hut circle in prehistoric unenclosed settlement south of Left Lake, Harford (Monument)
MDV127260Related to: Walls associated with prehistoric unenclosed settlement south of Left Lake, Harford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Jan 10 2020 12:53PM