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HER Number:MDV50658
Name:Hut circle on Wigford Down, south of Durrance

Summary

One of a group of five huts in field system on the north-east side of the Down. Closely associated with MDV3495.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 550 653
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHEEPSTOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/363/7
  • Old SAM Ref: 22289

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 130848, 22/2/1994 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Hut circle terraced into the hillslope, and of the conjoined plan and coursed walling type. Interior of the southern structure measures 3.4 metres in diameter and is defined by a 1.0 metre wide wall standing up to 0.5 metres high. The doorway faces south. The northern room survives as a 3.0 metre diameter stone free terraced area. This hut may pre-date the main phase of Bronze Age occupation, because it has clearly been partly robbed and this is most likely to have occurred in antiquity, perhaps at the time when the nearby agglomerate enclosure was being built and occupied.


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

Butler depicts this hut; one of a pair to the north of a reave in an area of settlement labelled E.


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.
  • Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 130848, 22/2/1994.
  • 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)
MDV3495Related to: Hut circle on Wigford Down, south of Durrance (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 15 2017 2:23PM