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HER Number:MDV79063
Name:Hut circle between two prehistoric enclosures north-west of Dry Lake, Harford

Summary

One of three hut circles between two prehistoric enclosures to the north-west of Dry Lake gulley

Location

Grid Reference:SX 639 637
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

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

This large hut circle (4) measures approximately 8.0 meters in diameter and has been reduced to its foundations, probably in ancient times.

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

Hut circle shown on modern mapping

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

Hut circle shown on survey with an opening to the south-west.

Newman, P., 2018, The Upper Erme Valley, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: An Archaeological Survey, Appendix 1, Figure 13 (Report - Survey). SDV362921.

A possible hut circle, which is one of a group or settlement on the moderate eastern slope of the River Erme to the north of Dry Lake. This low, spread approximately circular turf bank has a diameter of 7 metres and could represent the remains of a demolished hut circle. However, no evidence of any large stone is visible.

Sources / Further Reading

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).
SDV361913Cartographic: Newman, P.. 2018. Erme Valley Survey data (GIS and Excel spreadsheet). GIS ShapeFile. Digital. [Mapped feature: #123844 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV79064Related to: Hut circle between two prehistoric enclosures north-west of Dry Lake, Harford (Monument)
MDV79065Related to: Hut circle between two prehistoric enclosures 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 9:49AM