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Monument Number 442498

Hob Uid: 442498
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Dartmoor Forest
Grid Ref : SX6672076540
Summary : The remains of a Bronze Age hut circle measuring 5.4m internally with walls up to 0.5m high.
More information : Approximately SX 66647657 Cairn sited on a hill slope at the point
where reaves meet from west to south. Diameter 10m, height 0.5m.

Visited February 1977. (1)

SX 66737655. A hut circle within a contemporary field system situated on the moderate morth-east flank of Riddon Ridge. The interior measures 5.4m north to south by 5.6m and is enclosed by walls 2.0m wide and tp to 0.5m high. The hut has been levelled into the slope by cutting in 0.5m on the west and by terracing 0.65m high on the east. There is no obvious entrance. The hut is adjoined by three contemporary field banks.
This monument has been published by Turner (1990 67) (2) and Grinsell (1978 151) (3) as a ritual feature while Fleming (1989 Fig 65) (4) depicts and describes it as a hut circle. The latter is probably correct, there is no ground evidence to suggest its interpretation as anything but a hut circle. Four similar huts (SX 67 NE 134, 144 and 153) lie in the immediate area.

For detailed 1:2500 plan see RCHME Riddon Ridge survey (5). (2-5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Devon Archaeological Society Proceedings
Source details : (L V Grinsell)
Page(s) : 151
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Vol(s) : 36, 1978
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Source : Devon Archaeological Society Proceedings
Source details : J Turner
Page(s) : 27-86
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Source Number : 3
Source : Dartmoor barrows
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Page(s) : 85-180
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Vol(s) : 36, 1978
Source Number : 4
Source : The Dartmoor reaves : investigating prehistoric land divisions
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Source Number : 5
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : RCHME Field Investigation, 27-AUG-1992, SAJ Probert.
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Source : Riddon Ridge
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Source : Riddon Ridge/ink survey
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
Monument End Date : -700
Monument Start Date : -2600
Monument Type : Hut Circle
Evidence : Ruined Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 28733
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 67 NE 50
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 NE 50
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1992-08-27
End Date : 1992-08-27