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HER Number:MDV28578
Name:SETTLEMENT in the Parish of Peter Tavy

Summary

A small length of bank, about 200m is visible at sx554808 leading towards standon hill with the appearance and position of a reave (os on fairey ap). Vis=25/10/1979 (os). A fragmentary field system of 4ha subdivided by a north to south wall 142m long is situated on the steep south slopes of standon hill, centred at sx554808. The dividing wall averages 3m wide and is generally 0.5m high rising exceptionally to 0.9m and terminates at the north end in an area of heavy clitter. It is not a 'reave' in the real sense, but incorporates a probably original entrance gap 2.5m wide near the south termination from which point it has been robbed, apparently for the newtake wall. Cleared plots are visible to east and west of the wall. They are oriented north to south and vary from 6m wide and 20m long to 20m wide and 60m long. The north to south boundaries are formed by rickles of stone or by natural runs of clitter often up to 5m wide and evidently not worth clearing. Little evidence of lynchetting. Associated with the fields are 4 hut circles, probably of type 1. The northern pair at sx55458088 have remnants of rubble walling, 1.1m wide and 0.2m high with south west entrances. Their internal diameters are 4.1m x 4.7m. Further south at sx55468081, are two very clear circular house platforms, scooped to a depth of 0.4m. These have been stripped of stone save where they are banked up on the lower sides, and have internal diameters of 5.3m and 6m with no definable entrances. No other huts were found but huts (or scoops) may exist in the heavy growth of bracken to the west of the main wall (os). Vis=not recorded (rchm app 1985).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 554 808
Map Sheet:SX58SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Four Bronze Age hut circles and contemporary length of wall north of the Baggator Brook, Willsworthy Range

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SE/73
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV221548.

A small length of bank, about 200m is visible at sx554808 leading towards standon hill with the appearance and position of a reave (os on fairey ap). Vis=25/10/1979 (os). A fragmentary field system of 4ha subdivided by a north to south wall 142m long is situated on the steep south slopes of standon hill, centred at sx554808. The dividing wall averages 3m wide and is generally 0.5m high rising exceptionally to 0.9m and terminates at the north end in an area of heavy clitter. It is not a 'reave' in the real sense, but incorporates a probably original entrance gap 2.5m wide near the south termination from which point it has been robbed, apparently for the newtake wall. Cleared plots are visible to east and west of the wall. They are oriented north to south and vary from 6m wide and 20m long to 20m wide and 60m long. The north to south boundaries are formed by rickles of stone or by natural runs of clitter often up to 5m wide and evidently not worth clearing. Little evidence of lynchetting. Associated with the fields are 4 hut circles, probably of type 1. The northern pair at sx55458088 have remnants of rubble walling, 1.1m wide and 0.2m high with south west entrances. Their internal diameters are 4.1m x 4.7m. Further south at sx55468081, are two very clear circular house platforms, scooped to a depth of 0.4m. These have been stripped of stone save where they are banked up on the lower sides, and have internal diameters of 5.3m and 6m with no definable entrances. No other huts were found but huts (or scoops) may exist in the heavy growth of bracken to the west of the main wall (os). Vis=not recorded (rchm app 1985).


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV221549.

Aph=fairey survey for university college wales 6939 6558(29/6/1968)/at dnp.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV221550.

Osa=sx58se29.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV221548Report - Survey: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV221549Aerial Photograph:
SDV221550Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV103558Related to: Hut circle settlement north of Baggator Brook, Peter Tavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7441 - Condition survey of the archaeological sites of Merrivale Training Area
  • EDV7570 - Condition survey of Merrivale Range training area

Date Last Edited:Nov 16 2015 1:42PM