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HER Number:MDV13016
Name:Hut circle in settlement north of Thornworthy Tor

Summary

Largest hut circle in settlement north of Thornworthy Tor, set within a small group of rectangular fields. This circle is located to the south-east of the group of circles within the eastern rectangular field.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 664 852
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and stone walls of Bronze Age settlement, field system and parallel reave system on Thornworthy Down

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 443607
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/69/3
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1978, SX68NE43 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV346863.

The hut circle at SX66468527 is 8.5 meters in diameter internally with a levelled interior and also has three remaining large stones which make it appear similar to the huts on Kes Tor.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 176-7 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Hut circle 5 depicted on Butler's map is recorded as 9.5 meters in diameter and unlike the other huts, retains several large wall slabs which were presumably too big to be conveniently removed for use elsewhere. Other details: Map 36, 5.


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


Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 176-7.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #80736 ]
SDV346863Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1978. SX68NE43. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments

MDV6115Part of: Reave system around Thornworthy Tor (Monument)
MDV6115Related to: Reave system around Thornworthy Tor (Monument)
MDV13013Part of: Thornworthy Tor field system (Monument)
MDV79632Related to: Hut circle in settlement north of Thornworthy Tor (Monument)
MDV79634Related to: Hut circle in settlement north of Thornworthy Tor (Monument)
MDV13014Related to: Hut circle in settlement north of Thornworthy Tor (Monument)
MDV13015Related to: Hut circle in settlement north of Thornworthy Tor (Monument)
MDV6115Part of: Reave system around Thornworthy Tor (Monument)
MDV6115Related to: Reave system around Thornworthy Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 15 2013 3:12PM