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HER Number:MDV122268
Name:Possible bronze age features on Cripdon Down, Manaton


A group of four hut circles and fragments of enclosure was identified by the 1985 aerial photograph project. One (MDV26684) appears confirmed, another (MDV29201) is also likely. Some very ephemeral possible features can be seen at this location, but requires confirmation on the ground.


Grid Reference:SX 732 804
Map Sheet:SX78SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH BOVEY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SW/139

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Small hut circle and possible fragmentary enclosure may be visible near this location on the 1940s aerial photographs.

National Monument Record, 1977, SX7380, 2 (Aerial Photograph). SDV280746.

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

Four hut circles visible in a field system on Cripdon Down. This hut recorded on transcription in possible square enclosure, with another hut roughly 50 metres to the north.

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

Some very ephemeral features can be traced from the lidar data; unclear. These features require a field visit to confirm identification.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV280746Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1977. SX7380. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV360209Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 1998-2016. LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. [Mapped feature: #112120 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV26684Related to: Hut circle in field east of Cripdon Down, Manaton (Monument)
MDV29201Related to: Hut circle on northern side of Cripdon Down, Manaton (Monument)
MDV26687Related to: Reave system on the north side of Cripdon Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 29 2018 12:43PM