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HER Number:MDV28251
Name:Hut circles on Roborough Down


One of three hut circles on Roborough Down, identified through the Aerial Photograph Project in 1985. These huts are included on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.


Grid Reference:SX 501 697
Map Sheet:SX56NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckland Monachorum
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND MONACHORUM

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of a Medieval farmstead with associated features including field system and hollow way with three Bronze Age hut circles on Roborough Down

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NW/103

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1190, 3204-5 (Aerial Photograph). SDV340833.

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

Three hut circles visible and recorded. Hut circles shown at SX50086981, SX50216966 and SX50176964 on Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England map overlay.

Rowe, A. E., 1999, Untitled Source, 31 (Monograph). SDV340422.

Shallow circular hollow approximately 3.0 meters in diameter containing a cairn of stones to north of farmstead SX56NW/214.

Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.

Sources / Further Reading

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.
SDV340422Monograph: Rowe, A. E.. 1999. Buckland Monachorum: a West Devon Down and its History. A5 Paperback. 31.
SDV340833Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK/1190. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3204-5.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV62872Related to: Farmstead, Buckland Monachorum (Monument)
MDV63817Related to: Field system on Roborough Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 21 2017 3:22PM