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HER Number:MDV20674
Name:Pair of huts west of the Venford Brook

Summary

Two hut circles and traces of field walls lie on the crest of the steep north facing slope overlooking the River Dart north of Venford Reservoir. The huts are terraced into the slope with level interiors enclosed by coursed boulder and slab walls. The western hut is the largest with an internal diameter of 7.1 metres with walls robbed for stone on the northern side while the eastern hut is 4.6 metres in diameter with intact walls. Neither hut possesses an identifiable entrance.Two hut circles and traces of field walls lie on the crest of the steep north facing slope overlooking the River Dart north of Venford Reservoir.
The huts are terraced into the slope with level interiors enclosed by coursed boulder and slab walls. The western hut is the largest with an internal diameter of 7.1 metres with walls robbed for stone on the northern side while the eastern hut is 4.6 metres in diameter with intact walls. Neither hut possesses an identifiable entrance.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 686 717
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 SE 240
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/90
  • Pastscape: 1074440

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Price, D. G., 1983, Hut circle west of Venford Brook (Worksheet). SDV149855.

(Visited 04/06/1983) Hut circle west of Venford Brook. Hut circle diameter 5.2 metres on levelled site at top of slope. Maximum wall height 0.8 metres, but disturbed in places by construction of track immediately adjacent to west. A complex field system lies close by.


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

Not visible on 1977 aerial photographs.


Griffiths, F. M., 1990, DAP/QE, 8-15 (Aerial Photograph). SDV149856.


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.

(Visited 25/04/1996) Centred SX 6869 7175. Two hut circles and traces of field walls lie on the crest of the steep north facing slope overlooking the River Dart north of Venford Reservoir.
The huts are terraced into the slope with level interiors enclosed by coursed boulder and slab walls. The western hut is the largest with an internal diameter of 7.1 metres with walls robbed for stone on the northern side while the eastern hut is 4.6 metres in diameter with intact walls. Neither hut possesses an identifiable entrance.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV149855Worksheet: Price, D. G.. 1983. Hut circle west of Venford Brook. Worksheet. Digital.
SDV149856Aerial Photograph: Griffiths, F. M.. 1990. DAP/QE. Devon County Council Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 8-15.
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: #120707 ]
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.

Associated Monuments

MDV27685Part of: Dartmeet parallel reave system on Holne Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Sep 6 2019 4:18PM