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HER Number:MDV26339
Name:Hut with internal structure 175 metres south of Combestone Tor

Summary

A well-preserved hut circle containing the remains of a smaller circular structure within reave system 175 metres south of Combestone Tor. The earlier (host) hut interior measures 6.0 metres north-south by 8.5 metres with walls 1.6 metres wide and 0.4 metres high. There is a gap, possibly marking the site of a former entrance, in the south-east. Built into the north-western quadrant of this hut is a smaller circular structure 3.0 metres in diameter and also possessing a possible entrance in the south-east. While the main hut is undeniably middle bronze age in origin the date of the secondary feature is uncertain.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 669 716
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX67SE268
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/276
  • Old SAM Ref: 22368
  • Pastscape: 1088967

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monument Record, 1977, NMR SX6771, 3/405-408 (Aerial Photograph). SDV141238.


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

Hut circle incorporated into the junction between a reave and a cross reave. Part of the parallel reave system SX67SE/246/2. Visible on 1977 aerial photograph.


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.

(18/04/1996) SX 66967163. A well-preserved hut circle containing the remains of a smaller circular structure adjoin reaves forming part of the Dartmeet parallel reave system (SX 67 SE 95) 175 metres south of Combestone Tor.
The earlier (host) hut possesses a level sub-circular interior measuring 6.0 metres north to south by 8.5 metres with well-built orthoststic walls 1.6 metres wide and 0.4 metres high. There is a gap, possibly marking the site of a former entrance, in the south-east.
Built into the north-western quadrant of this hut is a smaller circular structure 3.0 metres in diameter and also possessing a possible entrance in the south-east.
While the main hut is undeniably middle bronze age in origin the date of the secondary feature is uncertain.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV141238Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1977. NMR SX6771. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 3/405-408.
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. [Mapped feature: #119335 ]
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.

Associated Monuments

MDV27685Part of: Dartmeet parallel reave system on Holne Moor (Monument)
MDV12994Related to: Hut circle 450 metres south of Combestone Tor (Monument)
MDV12993Related to: Hut circle 600 metres south-south-east of Combestone Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 12 2019 3:58PM