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HER Number:MDV79068
Name:Hut circle in enclosure 'B' north-west of Dry Lake, Harford

Summary

One of three hut circles built on the perimeter wall of Enclosure 'B' (Butler) to north-west of Dry Lake gulley on Harford Moor.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 638 637
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 54.14 (Monograph). SDV337765.

This circle (8) is built into the perimeter wall of the conjoined enclosure north-west of Dry Lake, on the western side. This circle measures 7.0 meters in diameter and has a curved internal wall. This circle is rather less impressive than its northern partner.

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 surveyed.

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

One of three hut circles built into the walls of a conjoined enclosure (MDV4291) on the moderate eastern slope of the River Erme to the north of Dry Lake. The circular wall comprises a low turf-covered stony bank, now spread to 2 metres wide. Traces of the interior wall face remain visible in the form of several in situ edge-set slabs, and one slab on the south-east side, set at 90⁰ may indicate the position of a blocked entrance. Secondary use of the site has occurred in the form of a circular turf bank built against the eastern arc of the hut, forming the base of a smaller, circular structure.

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 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: #123747 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV4291Part of: Enclosure 'B' with hut circles 230 meters north-west of Dry Lake, Harford (Monument)
MDV79066Related to: Hut circle in enclosure 'B' north-west of Dry Lake, Harford (Monument)
MDV79067Related to: Hut circle in enclosure 'B' north-west of Dry Lake, Harford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8082 - Survey of the Upper Erme Valley

Date Last Edited:Jan 17 2020 2:57PM