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HER Number:MDV2301
Name:Hut circle north-east of Wigford Down, Meavy


Remains of a stone circle measuring just over 9 metres in diameter consisting of six stones in 1950. Thought to have been the containing circle of a cairn. It is on a raised platform, and the stones are of the slab type laid lengthways.


Grid Reference:SX 544 655
Map Sheet:SX56NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVEY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and walling of Bronze age parallel reave field system with hut circle settlements and cairns, plus deserted Medieval settlements with long houses and pillow mounds, on Wigford Down

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56NW20
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 439078
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NW/4/1
  • Old SAM County Ref: 564

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX56NW20 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV251345.

SX54486550 Scant remains of a stone circle surveyed measuring 9.14 metre in diameter. Only semi-circular (on the eastern side) consisting of six stones, the largest of which is 1.22 metre high.
This circle has been the containing circle of a cairn. It is on a raised platform, and the stones are, most of them, of the slab type, laid lengthways (Bretont, H., undated). This is a hut circle (Worth, R. H., 10/12/1948).

Ordnance Survey, 1953-1969, 1953-1969 National Grid OS A edition imperial, 1954 edition (Cartographic). SDV352727.

(SX 54516550) Hut Circle (NR).

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

Not visible on Royal Air Force /National Monuments Record aerial photographs.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Aerial photograph shows roughly circular area at this location, defined by raised, or scrub areas. Unconfirmed as the extent of the hut circle.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV251345Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX56NW20. 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.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV352727Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1953-1969. 1953-1969 National Grid OS A edition imperial. Digital Mapping. Digital. 1954 edition.

Associated Monuments

MDV2219Related to: Parallel reave system on Wigford Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8316 - Wigford Down PAL survey

Date Last Edited:Sep 13 2021 10:22AM