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HER Number:MDV12961
Name:Cairn or hut circle, Rowden Ball


The remains of a hut circle or ring cairn measuring 12 metres in diameter and 0.6 metres high.


Grid Reference:SX 699 760
Map Sheet:SX67NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks of Bronze Age structures and features on Rowden Down comprising a parallel reave system incorporating Bronze Age enclosures, hut circles and a ring cairn

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX67SE51
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 442499
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NE/99

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • (Alternate Type) HUT CIRCLE (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC (Between) to 701 BC (Between))
  • (Alternate Type) RING CAIRN (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC (Between) to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Crossing, W., 1912 (1965), Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor, 317 (Monograph). SDV320981.

Grinsell, L. V., 1978, Dartmoor Barrows, 178 (Article in Serial). SDV273224.

(August 1976) SX 69937602 A ring cairn or hut circle within a reave system. Diameter 12m, height 0.6m.

Griffiths, F. M., 1990, DAP/QE, 1-3 (Aerial Photograph). SDV149856.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV149856Aerial Photograph: Griffiths, F. M.. 1990. DAP/QE. Devon County Council Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1-3.
SDV273224Article in Serial: Grinsell, L. V.. 1978. Dartmoor Barrows. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 36. A5 Paperback. 178. [Mapped feature: #135150 ]
SDV320981Monograph: Crossing, W.. 1912 (1965). Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Hardback Volume. 317.

Associated Monuments

MDV26728Part of: Field System on Rowden Ball (Monument)
MDV26730Related to: ENCLOSURE in the Parish of Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 28 2022 12:27PM