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HER Number:MDV28507
Name:PIT in the Parish of Peter Tavy

Summary

An open settlement of 8 hut circles, one with two small sub-rectangular enclosures adjoining, visible on air photographs (smr referring to west air ap, cited by os).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 525 755
Map Sheet:SX57NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWHITCHURCH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NW/180

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PIT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Wilson-North, W. R., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV18003.

The hut is sub-circular, almost diamond-shaped. It has a diam of 7.2m. The bank is 1.7m wide and is composed of compact stone + earth. There is no visible entrance. The interior of the hut is 0.4m below the surrounding ground surface - it has certainly been cut down. This may have been caused by excavation or perhaps a military re-use. In the light of the other military activities in the area some doubt must remain over its interpretation (wilson-north).


SMR REFERRING TO WEST AIR AP, CITED BY OS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV221258.

An open settlement of 8 hut circles, one with two small sub-rectangular enclosures adjoining, visible on air photographs (smr referring to west air ap, cited by os).


NB: THIS SITE WAS NOT RECORDED IN SMR BY 1986, AND IS RE-ENTERED HERE - FMG, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV221259.

(nb: this site was not recorded in smr by 1986, and is re-entered here - fmg).


RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV221261.

Line of quarries marked but not described (rchm app 1985).


RCHME, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV221262.

Vis=10/7/1991 (rchme) the alleged hut circles are prospecting pits clearly visible on recent aps (see nmr aph). Other mining activity survives in the form of a trench 23m long and 1.8m deep at sx52627435. To its immediate w a curving segmented ditch, with a narrow spoil mound on its s side may represent recent military activity. The whole area is bisected by a disused green road; the continuation of collaton lane. To its n + s are abandoned newtakes defined by narrow, flat-topped stony banks 0.4m high. Prehistoric activity is represented by a possible hut at sx52467554 and several irregular stony banks which underlie the abandoned newtake walls and may be related to the parallel reave system and settlement.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV221265.

Osa=sx57nw80.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV221266.

Aph=west air/ca 1889/9/1976.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV221267.

Aph=nmr/sx5276/4/(20/5/1987).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV221268.

Des=wilson-north, w. R. /(10/7/1991)/rchme field investigation.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV221269.

Des=gerrard, s. /(-/-/1995)/as above.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=13/11/1980 (os) no hut circles were found in this bracken covered area but there are a number of mining and military pits. Fields at sx525753 appear to be abandoned newtake enclosures (os).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV18003Migrated Record: Wilson-North, W. R..
SDV221258Migrated Record: SMR REFERRING TO WEST AIR AP, CITED BY OS.
SDV221259Migrated Record: NB: THIS SITE WAS NOT RECORDED IN SMR BY 1986, AND IS RE-ENTERED HERE - FMG.
SDV221261Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV221262Report - Survey: RCHME.
SDV221265Migrated Record:
SDV221266Aerial Photograph:
SDV221267Aerial Photograph:
SDV221268Migrated Record:
SDV221269Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM