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HER Number:MDV26340
Name:Unlikely hut circles east of Down Ridge


Possible double hut circle attached to a reave identified from 1985 aerial mapping project (1977 image). Not identified during ground survey in 1996, and are thought to be natural features.


Grid Reference:SX 661 717
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Part of the Dartmeet parallel reave system east of Down Ridge. Earthworks and walling remains of a Bronze Age field system adjoining the Venford Reave, with numerous hut circles, enclosures, cairns and a later medieval field system

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX67SE203
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/277
  • Pastscape: 1065079
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monument Record, 1977, NMR SX6672/3, 166-170 (Aerial Photograph). SDV144287.

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

Double hut circle attached to a reave extending from the Venford Reave. Within the reave system SX67SE/248. Visible on 1977 aerial photograph.

Probert, S. A. J., 1995-1997, Royal Commission Survey on Down Ridge (Report - Survey). SDV363196.

(10/01/1996) Two hut circles were alleged at this location but are now thought to be natural features.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV144287Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1977. NMR SX6672/3. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 166-170.
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. [Mapped feature: #14247 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV26263Related to: Possible hut circle east of Down Ridge (Monument)
MDV26274Related to: Possible hut circle east of Down Ridge (Monument)
MDV126394Related to: Trial pits in reave system south-west of Saddle Bridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8146 - Royal Commission Survey at Down Ridge and Swincombe

Date Last Edited:Sep 2 2019 10:33AM