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HER Number:MDV27268
Name:Hut circle A on Down Ridge


One of five hut circles recorded in a western section of the Dartmeet parallel reave system, south-east of Hexworthy. Hut circle A measures 6.1 by 5.5 metres (diameter), walls are 1.2 metres wide by 0.4 metres high. Entrance is not clear.


Grid Reference:SX 653 723
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

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: SX 67 SE 121
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/319
  • Pastscape: 443210
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1977, SX6672/3, 166-170 (Aerial Photograph). SDV270789.

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

Three possible hut circles visible on the 1977 aerial photograph at SX65367233, SX65437235 and SX65457229.

Fletcher, M. J., 1989, Dartmeet parallel reave system survey data, 17/7/1989 (Report - Survey). SDV264003.

Four hut circles and the possible site of a fifth are individually scattered throughout the system (this distribution is comparable to other parts of the Dartmeet Parallel Reave System.
Hut circle A at SX65397235. Levelled into the slope. 0.3 metre high back scarp. Robbed walling - irregularly spaced boulders and upright slabs. Diameter 6.1 by 5.5 metres, walls 1.2 metres wide by 0.3 metres high. Entrance not clear.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV264003Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. J.. 1989. Dartmeet parallel reave system survey data. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field Investigation. 17/7/1989. [Mapped feature: #113810 ]
SDV270789Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. SX6672/3. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 166-170.
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.

Associated Monuments

MDV123230Related to: Clearance cairn on Down Ridge (Monument)
MDV26351Related to: Hut circle B on Down Ridge (Monument)
MDV54387Related to: Hut circle C on Down Ridge (Monument)
MDV123227Related to: Hut circle D on Down Ridge (Monument)
MDV123228Related to: Hut circle E on Down Ridge (Monument)
MDV27688Related to: Part of the Dartmeet parallel reave system (Monument)
MDV6268Related to: Wheal Emma Leat (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 22 2018 4:17PM