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Monument Number 443845

Hob Uid: 443845
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Chagford
Grid Ref : SX6683084010
Summary : A group of three Bronze Age hut circles and cairn with secondary tinner's occupation. The huts have large upright slabs of up to 1.1m high. Their diameters range from 6.7 to 9.8m.
More information : (Centred SX 66838401) Hut Circles (NR). (1)

Excavation of three circles in 1936, prior to the construction
of new reservoir at Fernworthy, showed the eastern circle, "No 6"
(SX 66858402), to represent the remains of a cairn with a probable
cremation burial in a pit beneath a cover-stone. Circle "No 4"
(at SX 6682 8402) was hut-circle of 24 1/2 feet internal diameter.
Bronze Age pottery, flint chips and two pot-boilers were found on
the floor, and secondary occupation by tinners was indicated
by some tin slag and broken earthenware probably of the Tudor
period. Circle "No 5" (SX 6682 8400), a hut-circle of about 25 feet
dia., was not excavated. (2)

All these features are now below the water-line of Fernworthy
Reservoir. (3)

Centred SX 66838402. Three hut circles normally below the surface of Fernworthy Reservoir were exposed during the summer of 1995. All huts (tabulated below) are well-built utilising large upright slabs and blocks up to 1.1m high and possess entrances in the S or SE quadrants. Several lengths of later boulder walling containing some drill-split stones were exposed adjacent to the huts.

All diameters are internal, measurements are in metres.

NGR Diam Wall Wall Entr? Remarks
(Int) Width Height
SX 66858402 9.8 1.1 1.0 S Excavated
SX 66828402 7.2 1.0 1.1 SE Excavated
SX 66828401 6.7 0.8 1.1 SE Unexcavated

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1906
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Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
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Page(s) : 143-150
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Vol(s) : 69, 1937
Source Number : 3
Source : Large Scale / Small Scale Map Revisers Comment
Source details : L/S Reviser 22.10.52
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Probert SAJ 02-AUG-1995 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source : SX 68 SE 1-6, 44-47, 49-50, 55-59, 66-67, 89-93
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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
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Settlement
Evidence : Conjectural Evidence
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Settlement
Evidence : Conjectural Evidence

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 082/02,030
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 610
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 68 SE 49
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : METHEREL
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1934-01-01
End Date : 1934-12-31