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HER Number:MDV27291
Name:Natural features at Sandy Hole Pass


Previously identified as hut circles, these were confirmed during survey to be natural features.


Grid Reference:SX 620 815
Map Sheet:SX68SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Extensive earthwork remains of medieval or later streamworking on the East Dart River, centred around Broad Marsh, along with the structural remains of eight tinners' huts

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SW/122
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • NATURAL FEATURE (Palaeolithic - 698000 BC? to 8001 BC)

Full description

Royal Air Force, 13/04/1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1995, 4368-9 (Aerial Photograph). SDV224714.

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

Five possible hut circles visible on Royal Air Force 1947 aerial photograph.

Gerrard, S., 1993-2002, Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report, 27/1/1998 (Report - non-specific). SDV145710.

Considered under the Monument Protection Programme but nothing could be found on the ground.

National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape, Accessed 20/09/2016 (Website). SDV359354.

There is no evidence for any hut sites in this area which lies close to streamworking areas on the right bank of the East Dart (MDV16522) (citing Riley, H. M., Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation, 03/12/1995).
There is no trace of any hut circles at this location. There is nothing on the ground which could be confused with hut-circles (citing Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report, 27/01/1998).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV145710Report - non-specific: Gerrard, S.. 1993-2002. Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report. English Heritage. Unknown. 27/1/1998.
SDV224714Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 13/04/1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1995. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4368-9.
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.
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. Accessed 20/09/2016.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 14 2016 1:22PM