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HER Number:MDV26442
Name:Hut Circle within Lower Cator Settlement


Prehistoric hut circle within Lower Cator settlement; part of the Dartmeet parallel reave system.


Grid Reference:SX 683 758
Map Sheet:SX67NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
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: 442465
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NE/224
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX67NE19
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, CPE/UK 1890, 2458-9 (Aerial Photograph). SDV140289.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1958, SX67NE19 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV346965.

National Monuments Record, 1977, NMR SX6875/4, 117-125 (Aerial Photograph). SDV289775.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, SX67NE (Cartographic). SDV337077.

Three hut circles at SX68357580 and a double hut circle at SX68347583 within an area of ridge and furrow, but within the parallel reave system visible on 1946 and 1977 aerial photographs.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 133 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Lower Cator Prehistoric setlement includes this hut circle with a diameter of circa 6 metres with its lower half filled with clearance stones. a few slabs surround this hut. Other details: Map 17, Site 2.

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 (Report - Survey). SDV345521.

Hut circle show on Prehistoric mapping.

National Monuments Record, 2011, 442465 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV346969.

Two hut circles on the north-east lower slopes of Corndon Down. At SX 6835 7580 is a despoiled hut. The east side is damaged by ploughing. Survives as level platform with semi-circular turf and stone ring on west upslope side. Internal diameter of 7 metres Some stone remains visible amidst turf bank.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV140289Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. CPE/UK 1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2458-9.
SDV289775Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. NMR SX6875/4. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 117-125.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 133.
SDV337077Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. SX67NE. Air Photographs Unit. Map (Paper).
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #85301 ]
SDV346965Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1958. SX67NE19. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV346969National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2011. 442465. National Monuments Record Database. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV6030Related to: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)
MDV5993Related to: Hut Circle within Lower Cator Settlement (Monument)
MDV79711Related to: Hut Circle within Lower Cator Settlement (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 24 2015 11:07AM