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HER Number:MDV2906
Name:Southern of two hut circles at Main Head, Ugborough


Southern of two hut circles at Main Head


Grid Reference:SX 660 592
Map Sheet:SX65NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of a pair of prehistoric hut circles on Beacon Plain

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX65NE9
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65NE/19/1
  • Pastscape: 441126
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Southern of two 'Hut Circles' shown on 19th century map.

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs, 1890 1216-7 (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Photograph taken on 10th December 1946.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

One hut circle visible at SX66105923 on 1946 aerial photograph.

National Monuments Record, 2020, Pastscape, 441126, SX65NE9 (Website). SDV363416.

Beacon Plain, elevation 335 metres OD. Remains of a hut circle situated just above the head springs of the Lud Brook. Entrance to the south-east. Small stones remain but no standing stones. The site is grass covered, and the ground is now almost up to the top level of the walls inside the hut.
Two Hut Circles on Beacon Plain at SX 66085927 and SX 66095923.
Field Investigation on 28th March 1950. Two fragmentary hut circles situated in a bog near Main Head.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

Southern of two 'Hut Circles' shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). 1890 1216-7.
SDV363416Website: National Monuments Record. 2020. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 441126, SX65NE9.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #86352 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV2907Related to: Northern of two hut circles at Main Head, Ugborough (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 7 2021 11:26AM