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Monument Number 438752

Hob Uid: 438752
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Sheepstor
Grid Ref : SX5930067230
Summary : An enclosed settlement containing three hut circles, with a further three huts outside. The enclosure is circular, 33 metres in diameter, and formed by boulders, orthostats and rubble measuring 1.2 metres wide and 0.7 metres high. There are a number of small breaks in the perimeter but no obvious original entrance. Three have visible entrances, all on the south. The hut farthest from the enclosure on the east has an internal diameter of 6 metres the others are smaller, with diameters ranging from 3 metres to 4 metres The walls are from 0.8 metres to 1.1 metre wide. Scheduled.
More information : (SX 59306723) Enclosed Hut Group (NR). (1)

(SX 59306720 & SX 59386722) Two circles shown but not described.

Visible. (2)

On a S.W. facing slope at 360m. OD is an enclosed settlement
containing three hut circles, with a further three huts outside.

The enclosure is circular, 33.0m. in diameter, and formed by
boulders, orthostats and rubble measuring 1.2m. wide and 0.7m.
high. There are a number of small breaks in the perimeter but
no obvious original entrance.

The huts are in poor condition. Three appear to be of Type 1
(SX 56 SE 19) and three of Type 2 (SX 56 NE 71) of which one
Type 1 and two Type 2 are within the enclosure. Three have
visible entrances, all on the south. The hut farthest from the
enclosure on the East has an internal diameter of 6.0m. the
others are smaller, with diameters ranging from 3.0m. to 4.0m.
The walls are from 0.8m. to 1.1m. wide.

Surveyed at 1:10 000 on MSD. (3)

A very fine enclosure with a second smaller enclosure or annexe on the east side. The main enclosure contains three huts :

SX59316727. A disturbed and amorphous stony mound 0.8m high with a depressed centre 0.6m deep; it measures approximately 5.3m to 7.0m in overall diameter with a 2.4m internal diameter. A number of facing slabs, including some large examples, survive. It is linked to the enclosure wall by a 2.0m long wall and on the south side is a curvilinear wall or annexe.

SX59336724. Built against the enclosure wall, 2.9m in internal diameter with a double-faced wall 1.3m wide and 0.5m high. The entrance is in the SW side.

SX59306729. 4.0m in internal diameter with tumbled walling(some inner and outer facing slabs are in situ) c. 1.7m wide and 0.5m high. The position of the entrance is not obvious.

SX59306721. A fairly well defined hut circle located to the south of the enclosure. It measures 4.1m by 4.6m internally and had a boulder/stone bank with some facing slabs 1.5m wide and 0.5m high; the entrance is on the downhill side. The interior has possibly been excavated

The attached enclosure has two hut circles :

SX59386722. Incorporated into the enclosure wall this hut is internally 6.0m by 6.5m with the remains of a double-faced wall 1.8m wide and 0.6m high. The entrance marked by two orthostats opens outside of the enclosure on the east side.

SX59346723. Internally 7.4m by 8.3m this hut has a double-faced wall up to 2.0m wide and 0.5m high with on the NE side a 7.0m long wall lying parallel. The position of the entrance is not clear. Attached to the SW side is a possible hut or annexe. It has an internal diameter of 2.4m and the S side is formed by the enclosure wall. (4)

Depicted and described by Robertson (5) and Butler (6)

Scheduling amended. (7)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1954
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Source : Aerial photograph
Source details : (RAF CPE/UK/2494 4128-9 11th March 1948)
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JGB 27-JUN-77
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Fletcher M 06-AUG-1999 English Heritage Field Investigation
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Robertson J 1991 The Archaeology of the Upper Plym 873-5 Unpublished PhD Thesis Edinburgh University.
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Source Number : 6
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Butler J 1442 Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities vol 3 128 map 49
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Source Number : 7
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : EH Scheduling amendment, 09-MAR-2001
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
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Monument Type : Enclosed Settlement, Hut Circle
Evidence : Ruined Building

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 24104
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX 56 NE 38
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX 56 NE 538
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 56 NE 87
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 438629
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 438619
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 438626
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 438622
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 56 NE 86
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1977-06-27
End Date : 1977-06-27
Associated Activities : ENGLISH HERITAGE PROJECT: THE EYLESBARROW ARCHAEOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE.
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1999-06-01
End Date : 1999-09-01