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HER Number:MDV12991
Name:Hut 540 metres south of Combestone Tor

Summary

Hut is 4.5 metres (internal diameter) and has orthostatic walls 1.5 metres wide and is cut back into the slope; it has a south facing entrance. A rectangular recess, 1.6 metres by 1.0 metres, with two large slabs forming two sides, has been constructed in the thickness of the wall and opens into the hut. The hut impinges upon the corner of a reave wall.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 666 714
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX67SE107
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/147
  • Old SAM Ref: 22368
  • Pastscape: 443170

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 2372-2373 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX67SE107 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV152231.

(10/07/1977) These four hut circles centred at SX 669713 on the moderate slopes at the north end of the ridge at 365 metres above OD. They are either integrated with, or built within, the parallel reave system (SX 67 SE 92) and contemporary in usage.
(Hut A) SX 66707141. This type II hut circle, internal diameter 4.5 metres has orthostatic walls 1.5 metres wide and is cut back into the slope; it has a south facing entrance. A rectangular recess, 1.6 metres by 1.0 metres, with two large slabs forming two sides, has been constructed in the thickness of the wall and opens into the hut. The hut impinges upon the corner of a reave wall.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Very small hut circle visible on 1946 aerial photographs where three boundaries meet, two of these extending from the Venford Reave.


Brewer, K. + Brewer, D, 1988, Building Surveys, (7/7/1988) Sketch plan. (Worksheet). SDV171876.

(06/07/1988) A recess feature (see Ordnance Survey) described as a pen with west facing entrance.


Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East (Monograph). SDV337765.


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

(28/02/1996) The hut circles are as described by the Ordnance Survey in 1977.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV152231Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX67SE107. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2372-2373.
SDV171876Worksheet: Brewer, K. + Brewer, D. 1988. Building Surveys. (7/7/1988) Sketch plan..
SDV173671Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 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. [Mapped feature: #119341 ]
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
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.

Associated Monuments

MDV27685Part of: Dartmeet parallel reave system on Holne Moor (Monument)
MDV33809Related to: Building or structure 516m NW of Horn’s Cross (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 13 2019 1:43PM