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HER Number:MDV26269
Name:Hut circle north of Venford House

Summary

A single, well-constructed hut circle surviving within an area of medieval of later cultivation terraces north of Venford Reservoir. The hut is terraced into the slope with massively built walls of coursed boulders and upright slabs. The level interior measures 7.5m in diameter and there is no obvious entrance.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 687 716
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 SE 241
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/368
  • Old SAM Ref: 22368
  • Pastscape: 107441

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 2375-2376 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.

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

Hut circle attached to strip field boundary. Visible on 1946 aerial photograph.

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.

(25/04/1996) SX 6874 7161. A single, well-constructed hut circle surviving within an area of medieval of later cultivation terraces north of Venford Reservoir. The hut is terraced into the slope with massively built walls of coursed boulders and upright slabs. The level interior measures 7.5m in diameter and there is no obvious entrance.

GetMapping PLC, 2015, 2015 Colour Aerial Photography (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV359717.

Hut is visible on the 2015 aerial photograph.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV149856Aerial Photograph: Griffiths, F. M.. 1990. DAP/QE. Devon County Council Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 8-15.
SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2375-2376.
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.
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.
SDV359717Aerial Photograph: GetMapping PLC. 2015. 2015 Colour Aerial Photography (12.5cm resolution). 2015 Aerial Photograph. Digital. [Mapped feature: #125920 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Jun 9 2020 3:58PM