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HER Number:MDV123227
Name:Hut circle D on Down Ridge


One of five hut circles recorded in a western section of the Dartmeet parallel reave system, south-east of Hexworthy. Hut circle D measures 6.0 metres (diameter), walls are 1.4-2.0 metres wide by 0.4 metres high. Entrance is not visible.


Grid Reference:SX 656 720
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Part of the Dartmeet parallel reave system east of Down Ridge. Earthworks and walling remains of a Bronze Age field system adjoining the Venford Reave, with numerous hut circles, enclosures, cairns and a later medieval field system

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX67NE121
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/246/6/1
  • Pastscape: 443210
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC)

Full description

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 1987-1993, Duchy Farms Project Survey Visit (Report - Survey). SDV350839.

(17/07/1989) Four hut circles and the possible site of a fifth are individually scattered throughout the system (this distribution is comparable to other parts of the Dartmeet Parallel Reave System.
D at SX65607256, built against or incorporated into the Venford Reave. Two edging boulders are visible in the turf-covered stony wall.
(Probably identical to the excavated hut circle attached to the Venford Reave at Holne Moor (site 'B').) Diameter 6.0 metres, walls 1.4 - 2.0 metres wide by 0.4 metres high. Entrance not visible. (N.B. the grid reference for this feature is incorrect, but it is shown on the associated digital survey data at SX65607206, Richards, A. F., 22/10/2018).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV350839Report - Survey: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 1987-1993. Duchy Farms Project Survey Visit. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV6400Related to: Down Ridge Stone Circle, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV27268Related to: Hut circle A on Down Ridge (Monument)
MDV26351Related to: Hut circle B on Down Ridge (Monument)
MDV54387Related to: Hut circle C on Down Ridge (Monument)
MDV123228Related to: Hut circle E on Down Ridge (Monument)
MDV27688Related to: Part of the Dartmeet parallel reave system north of Down Ridge (Monument)
MDV15078Related to: Venford Reave, Holne and Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8146 - Royal Commission Survey at Down Ridge and Swincombe
  • EDV8632 - Sherberton Farm, Duchy Farms Survey
  • EDV8409 - Dartmoor Royal Forest Project
  • EDV8423 - Duchy Farms Project

Date Last Edited:Mar 2 2022 11:31AM