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HER Number:MDV31020
Name:Hut circle adjacent to a reave on Buckland Common

Summary

Located south of the reave which serves as the southern boundary wall of the smaller of the two prehistoric settlements on Buckland Common and just north of an area of clitter. The reave diverges around the site. The interior is sunken to an approximate depth of 0.6 metres, coursed stone is visible in the interior wall and there is no apparent entrance.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 735 739
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckland in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of a Bronze Age parallel reave system on Buckland Common, extending over Buckland Beacon and including prehistoric hut circle settlements, enclosures and cairns, medieval field systems and pillow mounds and a later field system to east

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/164/2
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1961, RAF/58/4424, F44 (Aerial Photograph). SDV288116.


National Monuments Record, 1977, SX7373, 1/52 (Aerial Photograph). SDV293318.


Belsey, P. M., 1983 - 1987, Buckland In The Moor Parish Checklist (Un-published). SDV345904.

Visited 19/5/1985. Hut circle. Situated 2 metres south of the reave which serves as the southern boundary wall of the smaller of the two prehistoric settlements on Buckland Common and just north of an area of clitter. The reave diverges around the site, which is quite outside the enclosures. The interior is sunken to an approximate depth of 0.6 metres coursed stone is visible in the interior wall and there is no apparent entrance.


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

Hut circle shown next to reave on map overlay; visible on aerial photography.


Quinnell, N. V., 1985, Comment regarding a hut circle on Buckland Common (Personal Comment). SDV288115.

Visited 6/5/1985. Remains of circular house noted.


Fleming, A., 1987, Sites on Buckland Common (Personal Comment). SDV288118.

(3/5/1987) A typical thin walls, pre-dates reaves but possibly adapted for later use.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, figures 18, 43 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Hut circle adjacent to a reave on Buckland Common. Located at SX73526 73990.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV288115Personal Comment: Quinnell, N. V.. 1985. Comment regarding a hut circle on Buckland Common. Not Applicable.
SDV288116Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1961. RAF/58/4424. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Unknown. F44.
SDV288118Personal Comment: Fleming, A.. 1987. Sites on Buckland Common. Not Applicable.
SDV293318Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. SX7373. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1/52.
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.
SDV345904Un-published: Belsey, P. M.. 1983 - 1987. Buckland In The Moor Parish Checklist. Parish Checklist. A4 Single Sheet.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. figures 18, 43.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Feb 29 2016 11:58AM