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HER Number:MDV8853
Name:Hut circle in enclosure south-east of Sharpitor, Lustleigh


A double-walled hut circle in the centre of a pound with a doorway to the south-east. The centre has been flattened against the slope.


Grid Reference:SX 773 813
Map Sheet:SX78SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLustleigh
Ecclesiastical ParishLUSTLEIGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and walling remains of a Bronze Age enclosure with internal hut circle south-east of Sharpitor

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX78SE7
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 445596
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SE/32

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 701 BC (Between))
  • HUT CIRCLE (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV280124.

A small enclosure is visible on 1946 raf aps with one hut circle within it (see sx78se/31) (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV280126.

Aph=cuc/rc8-x 44(nd)/at ncc taunton.

Royal Air Force, 13/04/1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1995, 4345-6 (Aerial Photograph). SDV224714.

The pound and hut circle at SX 77328134 are visible faintly but neither the other pound nor any trace of a field system could be seen on air photographs. At SX 77308145 there appears to be an unenclosed hut circle.

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, 4045 (Aerial Photograph). SDV121530.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953, SX78SE7 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV280125.

(18/05/1953) SX 77328136 Hut Circles (NR).
At the published positiion is a pound with a double-walled hut circle at its centre. The pound has a western entrance at SX 77328134, with one side stone still standing. The central hut circle has walls 7.0m internal diameter and 0.7m high and it has a south-east entrance. Its centre has been cut into the hillslope. Seventy metres to the west of this pound is another with a central hut circle, at SX 77268135, of similar dimensions, but not in such good condition. A central boulder appears to have rolled from above.
On the south-east slopes of Sharpitor and on the ridge of Lustleigh Cleave to the south-west are many field banks and lynchets, and in one place some rig and furrow.

Environment Agency WMS, 1998-2016, LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution) (Cartographic). SDV360208.

Irregular enclosure with central hut visible on the lidar data.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV121530Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4045.
SDV224714Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 13/04/1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1995. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4345-6.
SDV280124Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV280125Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953. SX78SE7. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV280126Aerial Photograph:
SDV360208Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 1998-2016. LiDAR DTM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. [Mapped feature: #117314 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV8849Related to: Field System at Lustleigh Cleave (Monument)
MDV8852Related to: Hut circle in enclosure south of Sharpitor, Lustleigh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 22 2021 3:32PM