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HER Number:MDV79062
Name:Hut circle in enclosure 200 meters north-west of Dry Lake, Harford

Summary

One of two hut circles built into perimeter wall of prehistoric enclosure north-west of Dry Lake, Harford Moor.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 639 636
Map Sheet:SX66SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHarford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHARFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Group of Bronze Age hut circle settlements west of Quickbeam Hill, adjacent to the River Erme, consisting of three sets of enclosures, two conjoined, with over ten associated hut circles

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

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., 1977, Enclosed hut circle settlement north of Drylake (Worksheet). SDV165677.

Hut circle (2) at the north east wall of the enclosure. Only low walls remain, covered with whortleberry. There is a tinners pit some 3.5 meters deep, about 18.0 meters north of the enclosure wall.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 53-55, Map 54, Figure 54.14 (Monograph). SDV337765.

This hut circle (1) has been built on the perimeter of the most southern Enclosure A of the three in this area. It measures 6.2 meters in diameter and has no obvious entrance

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.

Hut circle shown on survey.

Newman, P., 2018, The Upper Erme Valley, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: An Archaeological Survey, Appendix 1, Figure 5 (Report - Survey). SDV362921.

One of two hut circles built into the northern arc of an enclosure (MDV4294) on the moderate eastern slope of the River Erme to the north of Dry Lake. The hut comprises a circular stony bank, now turfcovered and spread, with some stone of the interior face remaining in situ. The structure has a roughly level floor and an interior diameter of approximately 6.5 metres. It is slightly embanked on the southern arc and there is no obvious remains of an entrance.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV165677Worksheet: Hankin, C. F.. 1977. Enclosed hut circle settlement north of Drylake. 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. 53-55, Map 54, Figure 54.14.
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: #123861 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV4294Part of: Prehistoric Settlement 200 metres north-west of Dry Lake, Harford (Monument)
MDV4294Related to: Prehistoric Settlement 200 metres north-west of Dry Lake, Harford (Monument)
MDV4295Related to: Hut circle in prehistoric enclosure 200 meters north-west of Dry Lake, Harford (Monument)
MDV4294Part of: Prehistoric Settlement 200 metres north-west of Dry Lake, Harford (Monument)
MDV4294Related to: Prehistoric Settlement 200 metres north-west of Dry Lake, Harford (Monument)
MDV127359Related to: Tinner's hut in prehistoric enclosure 200 meters north-west of Dry Lake, Harford (Monument)
MDV127359Related to: Tinner's hut in prehistoric enclosure 200 meters north-west of Dry Lake, Harford (Monument)
MDV127359Related to: Tinner's hut in prehistoric enclosure 200 meters north-west of Dry Lake, Harford (Monument)
MDV127359Related to: Tinner's hut in prehistoric enclosure 200 meters north-west of Dry Lake, Harford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Jan 24 2020 11:49AM