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HER Number:MDV129725
Name:Hut circle on the west side of enclosure south-west of the Venford Reservoir Dam, Holne

Summary

Hut circle on the west side of the enclosure on the southern bank of the Venford Brook

Location

Grid Reference:SX 680 704
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 SE 232
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/546
  • Old SAM Ref: 22373.05
  • Pastscape: 1072662

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Constructed, Late Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 3000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 187-9, Map 60, Figure 60.9 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Hut circle of approximately 2.5 metres diameter on the west side of Enclosure 'C' at 'Venford Valley South farmsteads'.

Probert, S. A. J. + Newman, P., 1997, Holne Moor, Dartmoor, Devonshire. A Landscape Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England (Report - Survey). SDV173671.

Site visited on 13th January 1997. Three hut circles and fragments of contemporary enclosures lie on the moderate north-facing slope above the right bank of the central arm of the Venford Brook. The huts are all terraced into the slope with level interiors in the range 2.5m to 4.7m in diameter. Entrances, where apparent are in the eastern quadrant. Hut circle at SX 6806 7043 of 2.5 metres internal diameter with walls 0.9 metre wide by 0.4 metres high. Possible entrance in north-east.

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

Hut circle shown on survey.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1020095 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

Enclosed prehistoric settlement and round cairn 880m south-west of Venford Reservoir dam. The southern enclosure within the settlement sits on the southern edge of a steep sided valley formed by historic tin streamworking. The northern part of the enclosure has been removed by this later streamworking, but the remainder contains at least three stone hut circles. Cutting through the southern part of the enclosure is a length of the Wheal Emma Leat over which there is a small clapper bridge.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV173671Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Newman, P.. 1997. Holne Moor, Dartmoor, Devonshire. A Landscape Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 187-9, Map 60, Figure 60.9.
SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #128326 ]
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1020095.

Associated Monuments

MDV64119Part of: Enclosure with huts south-west of the Venford Reservoir Dam, Holne (Monument)
MDV129723Related to: Hut circle on the east side of enclosure south-west of the Venford Reservoir Dam, Holne (Monument)
MDV129724Related to: Hut circle on the east side of enclosure south-west of the Venford Reservoir Dam, Holne (Monument)
MDV6268Related to: Wheal Emma Leat (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Jan 12 2021 1:39PM