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HER Number:MDV6668
Name:Hurston Ridge Prehistoric Enclosure, Chagford

Summary

Hurston Ridge Prehistoric enclosure with seven associated hut circles and a stone row cutting into it

Location

Grid Reference:SX 673 826
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/88
  • Old SAM County Ref: 343
  • Old SAM Ref: 28779

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 02/07/1964, F64 6399, 21-23 (Aerial Photograph). SDV244309.

Photograph taken on 2nd July 1964.


Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs, 2149/4314 (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Visible on aerial photograph.


Worth, R. H., 1953, Dartmoor, 225 (Monograph). SDV231148.


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

The western wall of this 'enclosure' is a reave that runs between sx67308282 and sx66998210. In all, eight hut circles are attached to the inner sides of the south and east walls. One is incorporated in the junction where the curved part of the 'd' meets the 'upright' see sx68se/100. The hut circles are at:- sx67198258, sx67238255 (this one has a wall round part of it). Sx673218251, sx67338250, sx67358250, sx67378251, sx67418257 and sx67438286 (rchm app 1985).


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152381 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Simple enclosure attached to the Hurston Ridge Reave.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 30-31, Figure 25.2, Map 25 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Hurston Ridge Settlement was built onto the east side of the reave and enclosed an individed area of 2.9 hectares. Paltry remains of at least six huts can be identified built onto the inside wall of the enclosure with another outside on the west. All are low turf-covered banks with a few small stones around the edge and diameters ranging from 3.5 to 4 metres.


Department of National Heritage, 1996, Hurston Ridge Settlement (Correspondence). SDV259200.

Schedule Monument Consent granted for works concerning erosion repairs.


Passmore, A. J., 1997, Boveycombehedd, Chagford, Devon: an archaeological investigation of a Diachronic landscape, 14, Figure 1 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV360382.

Rectilinear enclosure on the side of Hurston Main Reave with no internal divisions. This western enclosure is smaller than the three eastern enclosures on Chagford Common but they are all sited on top of a ridge


Environment Agency WMS, 1998-2016, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution) (Cartographic). SDV360209.

Outline of enclosure visible on data.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.


National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape, 443787, SX68SE9 (Website). SDV360651.

The site of an enclosed stone hut circle settlement located next to the stone alignment on Chagford Common. The enclosure contains at least six stone hut circles with a seventh attached to the outer face of the enclosure wall. This enclosure measures 210 metres long by 118 metres wide and is denoted by orthostatic walling. This wall passes across the stone alignment which as a result partially lies within the enclosure. The stone hut circles associated with the enclosure survive as banks each surrounding a circular internal area.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 30-31, Figure 25.2, Map 25.
  • Monograph: Worth, R. H.. 1953. Dartmoor. Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 225.
  • Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 02/07/1964. F64 6399. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 21-23.
  • Correspondence: Department of National Heritage. 1996. Hurston Ridge Settlement.
  • Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152381.
  • 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 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). 2149/4314.
  • Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
  • Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 1998-2016. LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital.
  • Post-Graduate Thesis: Passmore, A. J.. 1997. Boveycombehedd, Chagford, Devon: an archaeological investigation of a Diachronic landscape. King Alfred's College, Winchester. A4 Comb Bound. 14, Figure 1.
  • Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 443787, SX68SE9.

Associated Monuments

MDV6669Parent of: Hut Circle associated with a Prehistoric Settlement on Hurston Ridge, Chagford (Monument)
MDV6670Parent of: Hut Circle associated with a Prehistoric Settlement on Hurston Ridge, Chagford (Monument)
MDV6671Parent of: Hut Circle associated with a Prehistoric Settlement on Hurston Ridge, Chagford (Monument)
MDV61935Parent of: Hut Circle Associated with a Prehistoric Settlement on Hurston Ridge, Chagford (Monument)
MDV61936Parent of: Hut Circle Associated with a Prehistoric Settlement on Hurston Ridge, Chagford (Monument)
MDV61937Parent of: Hut Circle Associated with a Prehistoric Settlement on Hurston Ridge, Chagford (Monument)
MDV61938Parent of: Hut Circle Associated with a Prehistoric Settlement on Hurston Ridge, Chagford (Monument)
MDV6684Parent of: Hut Circle Associated with a Prehistoric Settlement on Hurston Ridge, Chagford (Monument)
MDV61939Related to: Cairn at southern end of Stone Alignment on Hurston Ridge, Chagford (Monument)
MDV6714Related to: Hurston Ridge Reave on Chagford Common, Chagford (Monument)
MDV6541Related to: Hurston Ridge Stone Row, Chagford (Monument)
MDV64196Related to: Prehistoric Settlement on Chagford Common, Chagford (Monument)
MDV6707Related to: Prehistoric Settlement on Chagford Common, Chagford (Monument)
MDV6708Related to: Prehistoric Settlement on Chagford Common, Chagford (Monument)
MDV121906Related to: Standing Stone at northern end of Stone Alignment on Hurston Ridge, Chagford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7505 - Boveycombehedd, Chagford: An Archaeological Investigation of a Diachronic Landscape

Date Last Edited:Apr 13 2018 11:04AM