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HER Number:MDV79069
Name:Hut circle east of incomplete Enclosure 'C' north-west of Dry Lake, Harford

Summary

Hut circle which may be associated with incomplete Enclosure 'C' (Butler) north-west of Dry Lake gulley, Harford Moor.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 638 638
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 apparently free-standing hut circle measures 8.0 meters in diameter and has a south-facing entrance. It may be associated with the insubstantial (and possibly incomplete) Enclosure 'C' to the west. This hut circle is fairly well-preserved.

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.

A hut circle which is part of a settlement on Harford Moor containing nine hut circles and three enclosures. The hut is strongly built using large pieces of granite to construct an inner and outer wall, containing a robust stone bank. Vestiges of the wall survive in places on the exterior, plus a few isolated boulders of the interior are visible. The interior diameter was approximately between 7 and 8 metres, with the walls standing up to 1 metre high.

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: #123749 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV28111Related to: Fragmentary Enclosure 'C' 400 meters north-west of Dry Lake (Monument)
MDV4292Related to: Hut circle north-east of Enclosure 'C' north-west of Dry Lake, Harford (Monument)
MDV4293Related to: Hut circle north-east of Enclosure 'C' 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 3:25PM