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HER Number:MDV2224
Name:Hut circle on Wigford Down


A hut circle is faintly visible on the aerial photographs on the south-eastern side of the Down.


Grid Reference:SX 548 646
Map Sheet:SX56SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVEY
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Trackway leading onto Wigford Down, as well as remains of Bronze Age settlement site and later medieval field system and settlement north of Lower Cadworthy Farm, Meavy

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56SW7
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 439544
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SW/31
  • Old SAM County Ref: 434
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX56SW7

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SX56SW7 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV243713.

A hut circle built internally with large stones. A large banked enclosure is nearby. The hut circle has internal diameter 8.23 metres and height 0.6 - 0.9 metres. The enclosure is 10.97 metres in diameter and 0.6 metres high (unattributed entry).

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1190, 3238-9 (27/2/1946) (Aerial Photograph). SDV340833.

Faintly visible on air photographs. There seems to be another hut of the same diameter as that published at SX 54776459. No associated fields can be seen.

Ralegh Radford, C. A., 1953, Prehistoric Settlements on Dartmoor and the Cornish Moors, 68, 73 (Article in Serial). SDV337080.

Price, D. G., 1978, Settlement and ancient fields on Wigford Down, 69-74 (Article in Serial). SDV220620.

National Trust, 1984, Goodameavy, Devon (Report - Survey). SDV337035.

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

A hut circle is faintly visible on 1946 aerial photography. There is another hut at SX54776459. No associated fields can be seen.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Hut circle marked on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV220620Article in Serial: Price, D. G.. 1978. Settlement and ancient fields on Wigford Down. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 110. Unknown. 69-74.
SDV243713Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SX56SW7. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
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.
SDV337035Report - Survey: National Trust. 1984. Goodameavy, Devon. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV337080Article in Serial: Ralegh Radford, C. A.. 1953. Prehistoric Settlements on Dartmoor and the Cornish Moors. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. 18. Digital. 68, 73.
SDV340833Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK/1190. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3238-9 (27/2/1946).
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #83362 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV2372Related to: Prehistoric settlement 230 metres north-west of Lower Cadworthy (Monument)
MDV19818Related to: Trackway from Dunstone Farm onto Wigford Down, Meavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8316 - Wigford Down PAL survey

Date Last Edited:Sep 27 2021 9:50AM