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HER Number:MDV28606
Name:Hut Circle east of Sharp Tor on Corndon Down

Summary

Hut circle comprising a circle of stones on sloping ground on the eastern slope of Sharp Tor, amidst outlying elements of the Dartmeet reave system. The interior of the hut is not level but there is a possible entrance opening on eastern side and many large stones remain in situ. The diameter is 8.2 metres.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 688 729
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Dartmeet Parallel Reave System. Earthworks of an extensive area of prehistoric remains including complex field system, numerous hut circles, enclosures and cairns, overlain by medieval remains including Vaghill Warren, farmsteads and a large field syste

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX67SE119
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/451
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX67SE119
  • Pastscape: 443204
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2200 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, 985 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX67SE119 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV347118.

A Type 1 hut circle is situated on an east slope at the extremity of a field system. It has a levelled interior which measures 8.3 metrs from east to west and 7.5 metres from north to south. The single stone walling is up to 0.5 metres wide and 0.5 metres high, with an entrance gap in the north-east. The extensive field system around Sharp Tor is made up of rectilinear fields of sizes varying from 7 metres by 5 metres to 40 metres by 30 metres and is within the parallel reave system.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, SX67SE (Cartographic). SDV345957.

Fields shown but not described.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 121-2 (Monograph). SDV299725.

A barely recognisable hut of 7 metres diameter about 15 metres above the road with little walling remaining. Probably once part of a settlement around the head of Simon's Lake sited within the present fields. Other details: Map 12, Site 3.


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

Part of Dartmeet coaxial field system (Northern Part) which was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 2004. Other details: Site 43.


Newman, P., 2008, Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project (Report - Survey). SDV347061.

Hut circle comprising a circle of stones on sloping ground on the eastern slope of Sharp Tor, amidst outlying elements of the Dartmeet reave system. The interior of the hut is not level but there is a possible entrance opening on eastern side and many large stones remain in situ. The diameter is 8.2 metres.


Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Outline of a hut circle shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 121-2.
SDV337078Report - Survey: Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H.. 1979. An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. Vols I - V. A4 Comb Bound. 985.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345957Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. SX67SE. Air Photographs Unit. Map (Paper).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #86133 ]
SDV347061Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2008. Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.
SDV347118Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX67SE119. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments

MDV6030Part of: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 4 2019 3:04PM