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HER Number:MDV2372
Name:Prehistoric settlement 230 metres north-west of Lower Cadworthy


Hut circles with associated fragments of an enclosure north-west of Lower Cadworthy farm. Part of the site is scheduled.


Grid Reference:SX 547 645
Map Sheet:SX56SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishMeavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishMEAVEY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 439545
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SW/5
  • Old SAM County Ref: 566
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, Untitled Source (Unattributed Sites and Monuments Register Entry). SDV346689.

There are four hut circles, at SX54706449, SX54726453, SX54736451, SX54746452, also a small enclosure and another possible hut circle visible on aerial photograph immediately northeast of the group.

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

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950 - 1951, SX56SW8 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV251977.

Bronze Age hut circles between 18-20 foot in diameter.

Ralegh Radford, C. A., 1952, Prehistoric Settlements on Dartmoor and the Cornish Moors, 68, 73 (Article in Serial). SDV337080.

Ancient Monuments, 1964, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV251973.

Hut circles. Group of three on moorland. All 6.1 metres in diameter.

Price, D. G., 1978, Settlement and ancient fields on Wigford Down, 69-75 (Article in Serial). SDV220620.

National Monuments Record, 1979, NMR SX5464, 1/122 (Aerial Photograph). SDV251981.

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

Robinson, R., 1984, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1984 (Un-published). SDV343082.

Department of Environment Field Monument Warden site visit on 6th June 1984.

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

Enclosure with two hut circles attached to its western exterior wall. Three hut circles to the west at SX54706449, SX54726453 and SX54736452. Further hut circle in farmland to south at SX54776448. The western boundary of the enclosure appears to continue south into modern farmland to SX54796445 but this may just be the coincidental placing of a later field boundary.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 78-79 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Small enclosure (F) with four associated hut circles (diameters measure between 4.5 - 7.0 metres). Butler believes that this may be the remnants of a larger settlement, due to the odd shape of the Lower Cadworthy Farm enclosures immediately south of the site. This could suggest the possibility of a larger settlement which extended further down hill towards the river. Other details: Map 48, 1.

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

This is included on the list of Nationally Important (worthy of scheduling) sites. As part of it is already scheduled, it can be presumed that in this case the scheduling was going to be extended to cover all of the hut circles and the remains of the enclosure, which may not be protected under the existing scheduling.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 78-79.
SDV220620Article in Serial: Price, D. G.. 1978. Settlement and ancient fields on Wigford Down. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 110. Unknown. 69-75.
SDV251973Report - Survey: Ancient Monuments. 1964.
SDV251977Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950 - 1951. SX56SW8. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV251981Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1979. NMR SX5464. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1/122.
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.
SDV337035Report - Survey: National Trust. 1984. Goodameavy, Devon. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV337080Article in Serial: Ralegh Radford, C. A.. 1952. Prehistoric Settlements on Dartmoor and the Cornish Moors. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. 18. Unknown. 68, 73.
SDV340833Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK/1190. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3238-9.
SDV343082Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1984. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1984. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Printout.
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: #84175 ]
SDV346689Unattributed Sites and Monuments Register Entry: Ordnance Survey.

Associated Monuments

MDV2224Related to: Hut circle on Wigford Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7251 - Lower Cadworthy Farm: Archaeological and Historic Landscape Survey

Date Last Edited:Nov 17 2014 12:14PM