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HER Number:MDV12897
Name:Hut circle on Wigford Down

Summary

Within field near to a field wall, south-east of settlement MDV2307. Hut circle is clearly visible on the 1940s Royal Air Force aerial photograph in the angle between an east-west ditch and the low bank of a former field boundary running north-east by south-west.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 544 649
Map Sheet:SX56SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVEY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and walling of Bronze age parallel reave field system with hut circle settlements and cairns, plus deserted Medieval settlements with long houses and pillow mounds, on Wigford Down

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 SW 20
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SW/39
  • Pastscape: 439559
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1190, 3238-3240 (Aerial Photograph). SDV340833.


Price, D. G., 1978, Settlement and ancient fields on Wigford Down, 69-75 (Article in Serial). SDV220620.


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

Hut circle visible on 1946 aerial photographs and recorded on map overlay. Apparently in corner of field of parallel reave system MDV2219.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 78, Map 48.1 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Depicted by Butler, north-east of enclosure MDV12896.


GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345751.

Visible on the aerial photography.


National Monument Record, 2017, Pastscape (Website). SDV359964.

(SX 54466496) Hut circle clearly visible in the angle between an east to west ditch and the low bank of a former field boundary running north-east by south-west (citing Royal Air Force aerial photograph, 27/2/46, RAF/106G/UK 1190 3238-39).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 78, Map 48.1.
SDV220620Article in Serial: Price, D. G.. 1978. Settlement and ancient fields on Wigford Down. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 110. Unknown. 69-75.
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.
SDV340833Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK/1190. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3238-3240.
SDV345751Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital. [Mapped feature: #80683 ]
SDV359964Website: National Monument Record. 2017. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV2219Part of: Parallel reave system on Wigford Down (Monument)
MDV40211Related to: Medieval field system on Wigford Down, Meavy (Monument)
MDV2307Related to: Prehistoric Hut Circle Settlement on Wigford Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 11 2019 11:24AM