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HER Number:MDV26733
Name:Hut Circle on Holne Moor

Summary

Large hut circle adjacent to east side of a north-south running reave, circa 81 metres north of the east-west Venform Reave, with a later, smaller hut within its south-west quadrant. Numerous stake holes and the postholes for upright timbers to support the roof were uncovered during excavations in 1977-78. Evidence for an earlier timber structure was found also found.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 678 709
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/439
  • Old SAM Ref: 22368

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1979, NMR SF1457, 473-475 (Aerial Photograph). SDV172921.


The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Unit, 1985, The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV340940.

Large hut circle which does not show up very clearly on the 1977 National Monuments Record aerial photo but does so on the 1979 photo and apparently fenced off as if it had been renovated.


Fleming, A., 1988, The Dartmoor Reaves: Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions, 74-82 (Monograph). SDV229071.

Site F. Stone-faced earthern walled circular hut excavated 1977-78. A later, small stone hut, 2.5 metres diameter lay within its south-western quarter. The narrow entrance of this small hut faced into what must have been the ruins of the larger building. Two quern fragments were incorporated into its wall, one of which lay in the entrance. A ditch was found around the northern side of the house. The interior of the main hut contained numerous stake holes and several larger, deeper post-holes for upright timbers to support the roof. Several floor slabs lay just within the doorway and continuing for a short distance around the eastern sector of the exterior. Large stake holes broadly forming a ring just inside the wall are suggestive of timber uprights of the wall of an earlier house, a fact confirmed by the presence of one beneath the entrance paving. Evidence for an earlier timber building was also found adjacent to the main hut. A kink in the earthern bank found beneath the main hut appears to have respected this earlier timber building in the same way that the adjacent reave kinks slightly around the main hut.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Hut circle visible on aerial photo.


English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.

Part of the Dartmeet coaxial field system and other archaeological remains on Holne Moor west and north west of Venford Reservoir.


Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV172921Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1979. NMR SF1457. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. 473-475.
SDV229071Monograph: Fleming, A.. 1988. The Dartmoor Reaves: Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions. The Dartmoor Reaves: Investigating Prehistoric Land Divisions. Hardback Volume. 74-82.
SDV340940Interpretation: The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Unit. 1985. The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Project. The Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England Aerial Photograph Project. Map (Paper).
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #119444 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV20247Related to: Hut circle adjacent to the Venford Reave, Holne Moor (Monument)
MDV104469Related to: Timber hut circle on Holne Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey
  • EDV8143 - Fleming's excavations on Holne Moor

Date Last Edited:Aug 13 2019 4:38PM