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HER Number:MDV16719
Name:Hut circle in Dartmeet parallel reave system


Partial hut circle on the south side of Corndon Down, within the Dartmeet parallel reave system.


Grid Reference:SX 688 737
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Dartmeet Parallel Reave System. Earthworks of an extensive area of prehistoric remains including complex field system, numerous hut circles, enclosures and cairns, overlain by medieval remains including Vaghill Warren, farmsteads and a large field syste

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 443216
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/176
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1980, Ordnance Survey Field Investigators Comments (Report - Survey). SDV315817.

Hut circle shown on undated (approximately 1980?) Ordnance Survey drawing in Sites and Monument Record.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX67SE123 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV315568.

On the south-east slope of Corndon Tor, three hut circles are situated within the parallel reave system. They are of Type 2 hut circles. The diameters of their levelled interiors range from 5.8 meters to 8.0 meters, with walling averaging 0.9 meters thick and 0.6 meters high. All are in poor condition with no visible entrances. This hut (at SX68857370) is cut by a modern wall. Other details: Plan.

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

Not recorded.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 130 (Monograph). SDV299725.

A semicircle is all that remains of this hut; the rest has been destroyed by a bank and a ditch. The diameter of this circle is around 6.8 meters. Other details: Map 15, 3.

Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

Part of Dartmeet coaxial field system (Northern Part) which was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 2004. Other details: Site 43.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 130.
SDV315568Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX67SE123. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV315817Report - Survey: Ordnance Survey. 1980. Ordnance Survey Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey 1:2500 Plan. Unknown.
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.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #81859 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV6030Part of: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)
MDV16720Related to: Hut circle in Dartmeet parallel reave system (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 23 2015 3:31PM