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HER Number:MDV26345
Name:Hut circle 245 metres east of Sherwell, Corndon Down

Summary

One of two hut circles east of Sherwell; within the Dartmeet parallel reave system.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 681 748
Map Sheet:SX67SE
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

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/282
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Double hut circle within present enclosed land and Dartmeet parallel reave system. There appears to be a series of banks extending from the circles in different directions. Visible on 1980 National Monuments Record aerial photograph.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 128-9 (Monograph). SDV299725.

One of at least ten hut circles in the Sherwell prehistoric settlement, which consists of a number of fields within the reave system, many with a single hut circle built at the edge or corner.
Hut number one measures 8.2 meters in diameter and is associated with another, much smaller hut (PRN 6455), both of which are built across the field boundary which continues outside the present field wall as a rebuilt bank and ditch. Other details: Map 15, 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.


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

Pair of hut circles shown on the modern digital mapping.


National Monuments Record, 23/04/1980, SF1748, 384-6 (Aerial Photograph). SDV279663.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV279663Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 23/04/1980. SF1748. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 384-6.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 128-9.
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.
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: #85280 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV6030Part of: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)
MDV26347Related to: Enclosure 150 meters east of Sherwell, Corndon Down (Monument)
MDV6455Related to: Hut circle 250 metres east of Sherwell, Corndon Down (Monument)
MDV6456Related to: Hut circle 340 meters east of Sherwell, Corndon Down (Monument)
MDV79783Related to: Hut circle 350 meters south-east of Sherwell, Corndon Down (Monument)
MDV79782Related to: Hut circle 385 meters south-east of Sherwell, Corndon Down (Monument)
MDV6484Related to: Hut circle 400 metres south-east of Sherwell, Corndon Down (Monument)
MDV6457Related to: Hut circle 530 meters south-east of Sherwell, Corndon Down (Monument)
MDV79781Related to: Hut circle 550 meters south-east of Sherwell, Corndon Down (Monument)
MDV79780Related to: Hut circle 660 meters south-east of Sherwell, Corndon Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 23 2015 4:10PM