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HER Number:MDV125311
Name:Hut circle in Dartmeet reave system, Widecombe

Summary

Located on the western edge of the reave system, this hut is one of five dispersed hut circles on the west slope of Vag Hill. Measures approximately 4.0 metres in diameter, it consists of a turf and stone ring with level interior terraced into slope and heavily gorse covered. Fragments of enclosure wall survive nearby, probably associated with the Dartmeet reave system. Visisted in January 2019, it is in porr condition and covered with gorse.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 673 731
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 SE 122
  • Pastscape: 443213

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345521.


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 03/01/2019. Hut recorded at SX67372 73107. Dense, impenetrable gorse covers much of the lower, western slopes of Vag Hill. Site very hard to access.


National Monuments Record, 2019, Pastscape, 2008 data (Website). SDV362732.

One of five dispersed hut circles on the west slope of Vag Hill. SX 6736 7310. Sited on moderate slope above Dartmeet. Approximately 4.0 metres turf and stone ring with level interior terraced into slope and heavily gorse covered. Fragments of enclosure wall survive nearby, probably associated with the Dartmeet reave system. (Citing Newman, P., 14/03/2008, English Heritage Archaeological Field Investigation).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #116590 ]
SDV362732Website: National Monuments Record. 2019. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 2008 data.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV6030Part of: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)
MDV26259Related to: Hut circle within Dartmeet parallel reave system (Monument)
MDV16717Related to: Hut circle within the Dartmeet parallel reave system (Monument)
MDV16725Related to: Hut circle within the Dartmeet parallel reave system (Monument)
MDV26250Related to: Hut circle within the Dartmeet parallel reave system (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 25 2019 3:57PM