MDE8249 - Prehistoric hut circle on Guphill Common (Monument)


The remains of a possible prehistoric hut circle, 14.6m in diameter, were noted on aerial photographs taken in 1977.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A low bank forming a circular feature with an entrance possibly on the east side may be a hut circle. It shows well on aerial photographs taken in 1977. [1,2] SS 8475 2920. Set into a gentle south facing slope in improved pasture / heathland on Guphill Common are the ill defined remains of a possible hut circle. It is 14.6 metres in diameter between the centres of a fragmentary turf bank. This is 2.5 metres wide and about 0.5 metres in maximum height; it is mainly visible around the northwest and southeast quadrants. In the north only a slight inner scarp is traceable. There is no trace of the bank in the southwest. [3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS8429b.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. MAM/12/023 (May 1977).
  • <3>XY Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 17 December 1992. [Mapped feature: #45849 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 604903, Extant 26 January 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR (Devonshire): SS82NW/23
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 18364
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20840
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 82 NW11
  • National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 604903



Grid reference SS 8475 2920 (point)
Map sheet SS82NW

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Record last edited

Jan 26 2022 10:14AM


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