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HER Number:MDV8730
Name:Hut Circle in West Coombe Settlement

Summary

Hut circle detached from the main group in West Coombe settlement with associated field system. Lies in an area of later ridge and furrow. Roughly 8.0 metres in diameter.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 704 819
Map Sheet:SX78SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishNorth Bovey
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH BOVEY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: West Coombe Prehistoric settlement including a field system, enclosures and hut circles, and medieval field system with ridge and furrow on Hookney Down to south-east

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 445635
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SW/15
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX78SW9
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Constructed, Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2200 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953, SX78SW9 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV346549.

Hut circle detached from the group with associated field system at SX701817 but probably related. Bisected by a modern footpath.


National Monuments Record, 1977, SX7081 (Aerial Photograph). SDV346552.


Gibson, A., 1984, Survey of a Platform Settlement at Gold Park, Shapley Common, Dartmoor: Easter 1984, Other details: Plan. (Report - Survey). SDV363151.

Marked on Gibson's survey plan.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, SX78SW (Cartographic). SDV346261.

Hut circle visible on aerial photograph.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 159 (Monograph). SDV299725.

West Coombe Prehistoric settlement includes several hut circles and field boundaries to the north-east of the main settlement. Other details: Map 23, Site 1.


Gibson, A., 1992, The Excavation of an Iron Age Settlement at Gold Park, Dartmoor, 23, fig 2 (Article in Serial). SDV346556.


Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

Part of West Coombe Prehistoric settlement which was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 2004. Other details: Site 89.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Hut is visible on the aerial photograph. Lies in an area of later ridge and furrow.


National Monuments Record, 2011, 445635 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV346555.

Seven Bronze/Iron Age huts and field system, remade possibly in Medieval period, on Coombe Down.


Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

'Hut Circle' is shown on the modern mapping, which matches the aerial photography (2010) very well for this area, so is assumed to be fairly accurate.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 159.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV346261Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. SX78SW. Air Photographs Unit. Map (Paper).
SDV346549Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953. SX78SW9. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV346552Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. SX7081. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper).
SDV346555National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2011. 445635. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV346556Article in Serial: Gibson, A.. 1992. The Excavation of an Iron Age Settlement at Gold Park, Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 50. Paperback Volume. 23, fig 2.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #108811 ]
SDV363151Report - Survey: Gibson, A.. 1984. Survey of a Platform Settlement at Gold Park, Shapley Common, Dartmoor: Easter 1984. Individual. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. Other details: Plan..

Associated Monuments

MDV8724Part of: West Coombe Settlement, Shapley Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8134 - Survey of settlement on Shapley Common

Date Last Edited:Aug 2 2019 3:14PM