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HER Number:MDV2340
Name:Hut circle on the north-east side of Wigford Down

Summary

One of two huts in / on edge of a sub-circular enclosure within a larger rectangular enclosure / fields on the north-eastern side of Wigford Down.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 549 652
Map Sheet:SX56NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVEY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NW/29
  • Old SAM County Ref: 436
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1190, 3239-40 (Aerial Photograph). SDV340833.


Ancient Monuments, 1959, Settlement, on Wigford Down (Report - Survey). SDV250864.

July 1959 Five huts about 6 metres in diameter associated with complex field system. Prehistoric fields which are defined by stone walls and lynchets have been overlaid by Medieval field boundaries. In middle ages formed part of Buckland Abbey estate. Moorland. Area contained by Wigford Down parallel reave system (Bronze Age).


Price, D. G., 1978, Settlement and ancient fields on Wigford Down, 69-75 (Article in Serial). SDV220620.


Fleming, A., 1978, The Prehistoric Landscape of Dartmoor. Part 1: South Dartmoor, 97-123 (Article in Serial). SDV235265.

Settlement, on Wigford Down, south of Durrance.


Robinson, R., 1982, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1982 (Un-published). SDV342809.

Department of Environment Field Monument Warden visit 11/5/1982.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

A field system is visible here, but the hut circles are not visible on the 1946 Royal Air Force aerial photographs.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 78, Map 48.1 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Depicted by Butler; one of two huts in / on edge of sub-circular enclosure within larger rectangular enclosure / fields on the north-eastern side of Wigford Down.


GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345751.

Visible on the aerial photography. Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 78, Map 48.1.
  • Article in Serial: Price, D. G.. 1978. Settlement and ancient fields on Wigford Down. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 110. Unknown. 69-75.
  • Article in Serial: Fleming, A.. 1978. The Prehistoric Landscape of Dartmoor. Part 1: South Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. 44. Unknown. 97-123.
  • Report - Survey: Ancient Monuments. 1959. Settlement, on Wigford Down. Unknown.
  • Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
  • Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK/1190. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3239-40.
  • Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1982. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1982. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Unknown.
  • Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV2219Part of: Parallel reave system on Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV12705Related to: Hut circle on the north-east side of Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV40211Related to: Medieval field system on Wigford Down, Meavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 15 2017 1:16PM