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HER Number:MDV26152
Name:Hut circle in Dartmeet parallel reave system

Summary

Irregular shaped hut circle in corner of field which is part of the Dartmeet parallel reave system. Despoiled hut circle with diameter of 8m. It has a level interior and no discernible entrance. Several large rocks of the original wall remain in situ but most appear to have been robbed probably by builders of the nearby post-medieval enclosure wall.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 691 753
Map Sheet:SX67NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
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: SX 67 NE 207
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NE/133
  • Pastscape: 619165

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 1311-1312 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.

Irregular shaped hut circle in corner of field which is part of the Dartmeet parallel reave system. Visible on aerial photographs.

Fleming, A., 1988, The Dartmoor Reaves: Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions, 64 (Monograph). SDV229071.

A Bronze Age settlement cluster lies on the north--east slopes of Corndon near Shallowford. Six huts are distributed in a "neighbourhood group". (The huts A & B are located at SX 6918 7534 and SX 6906 7534, the other four, C-F, are located at SX 6890 7532, SX 6883 7537, SX 6883 7532 and SX 6887 7517). It is notable that field size increases to the south, away from the group.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 132 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Few stones of this hut circle remain uphill from the farm at West Shallowford. Its approximate diameter is 7.5 meters and it is located in the angle of the field walls. Associated with a second hut slightly further unhill (PRN 26153). Other details: Map 17, 1.

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.

English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Cartographic). SDV345521.

Newman, P., 2008, Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project (Report - Survey). SDV347061.

(14/03/2008) On the gently sloping, north-east lower slopes of Corndon Down, a group of five dispersed hut circles, some within or attached to small enclosures and all associated with the Dartmeet reave system. Described by Fleming (1988) as a neighbourhood group all the huts are within 300m of each other.
SX 6914 7533. Despoiled hut circle with diameter of 8m. It has a level interior and no discernible entrance. Several large rocks of the original wall remain in situ but most appear to have been robbed probably by builders of the nearby post-medieval enclosure wall.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1311-1312.
SDV229071Monograph: Fleming, A.. 1988. The Dartmoor Reaves: Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions. The Dartmoor Reaves: Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions. Hardback Volume. 64.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 132.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV347061Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2008. Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown. [Mapped feature: #85194 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV6030Part of: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)
MDV26164Related to: Enclosure and hut in Dartmeet parallel reave system (Monument)
MDV26441Related to: Hut circle within Dartmeet parallel reave system (Monument)
MDV26169Related to: Hut circle within Dartmeet parallel reave system (Monument)
MDV26153Related to: Possible hut within the Dartmeet parallel reave system (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8296 - Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project

Date Last Edited:Jul 14 2020 10:10AM