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HER Number:MDV110278
Name:Hut circle north of Little Roost, Widecombe

Summary

A hut circle and associated fragmentary enclosure walls on the northern lower slopes of Corndon Down. The hut comprises a turf covered circular bank measuring approximately 6.2 metres in diameter. Traces of very fragmentary enclosure walls are attached to the hut.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 677 756
Map Sheet:SX67NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Dartmeet Parallel Reave System. Earthworks of an extensive area of prehistoric remains including complex field system, numerous hut circles, enclosures and cairns, overlain by medieval remains including Vaghill Warren, farmsteads and a large field syste

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 NE 244
  • Pastscape: 1471987

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, Map 16.3, page 132 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Hut circle measuring 5.2 metres in diameter set within a small paddock. The interior of the hut is partly obscured by a neat pile of stones.


Bluesky, 2006 - 2007, Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007 (Aerial Photograph). SDV341189.

Although hut circle cannot be clearly identified, the area of the paddock as defined by Butler on his map can be traced.


Newman, P., 2008, Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project, 14/03/2008 (Report - Survey). SDV347061.

A hut circle and associated fragmentary enclosure walls on the northern lower slopes of Corndon Down at SX 6782 7569. The hut comprises a turf covered circular bank 6.2 metres in diameter. The bank has little stone visible but is up to 3 metres wide and spread to 0.6 metres high. Traces of very fragmentary enclosure walls are attached to the hut. These are spread earthworks with very little stone visible.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. Map 16.3, page 132.
SDV341189Aerial Photograph: Bluesky. 2006 - 2007. Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007. Bluesky. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #69710 ]
SDV347061Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2008. Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown. 14/03/2008.

Associated Monuments

MDV6030Part of: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)
MDV26165Related to: Enclosure in Dartmeet parallel reave system (Monument)
MDV26445Related to: Openwork gully (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 17 2015 3:55PM