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HER Number:MDV104469
Name:Timber hut circle on Holne Moor

Summary

Excavations on Holne Moor in 1977-78 found evidence for a timber building just to the south of a stone and earth built hut circle. A dark ring-groove was found to contain packing stones, some in pairs and impressions of timber uprights on its base. Evidence for another earlier timber-built structure was also found within the main hut circle.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 678 709
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROUND HOUSE (DOMESTIC) (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC)

Full description

Fleming, A., 1988, The Dartmoor Reaves: Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions, 74-82 (Monograph). SDV229071.

Site F. Excavations on Holne Moor in 1977-78 found evidence for a timber building just to the south of a stone and earth built hut circle. A dark ring-groove was found to contain packing stones, some in pairs indicating the thickness of the planks they held in place and impressions of timber uprights on its base. Evidence for another earlier timber-built structure was also found within the main hut circle.


Fleming, A., June 1979, The Dartmoor Reave Project, 234-7 (Article in Serial). SDV357419.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV229071Monograph: Fleming, A.. 1988. The Dartmoor Reaves: Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions. The Dartmoor Reaves: Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions. Hardback Volume. 74-82. [Mapped feature: #63945 ]
SDV357419Article in Serial: Fleming, A.. June 1979. The Dartmoor Reave Project. Current Archaeology. 67. 234-7.

Associated Monuments

MDV20247Related to: Hut circle adjacent to the Venford Reave, Holne Moor (Monument)
MDV26733Related to: Hut Circle on Holne Moor (Monument)
MDV126303Related to: Timber huts adjacent to the Venford Reave, Holne Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey
  • EDV8143 - Fleming's excavations on Holne Moor

Date Last Edited:Aug 13 2019 4:24PM