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HER Number:MDV79065
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. This hut is adjacent to the hut to the north-west.

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

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

Hut circle shown on 19th century map.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 53-55, Map 54, Figure 14 (Monograph). SDV337765.

One of a linked pair of hut circles (5 and 6) both measuring 7.0 meters in diameter. This circle (6) has an annex which, along with the interior wall has been particularly solidly built,, requiring a corridor-like entrance to the hut.

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 adjoining the hut to the north-west.

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

The easternmost of two adjoining hut circles, which form part of a group or settlement on the moderate eastern slope of the River Erme to the north of Dry Lake. The hut, which is terraced into the slope and embanked on the south-west side, has walls comprising a turf-covered stony bank, now ruined and spread to 4 metres wide. The interior diameter is 7 metres. Traces of the wall faces remain visible in the form of several in-situ edge-set slabs. A clear entrance on the south-south-east arc of the wall has a pair of upright slabs in situ forming a door opening. The south-west arc of the wall contains much loose, exposed stone, covering part of the interior.

Sources / Further Reading

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 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: #123846 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV79063Related to: Hut circle between two prehistoric enclosures north-west of Dry Lake, Harford (Monument)
MDV79064Related 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 10:15AM