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HER Number:MDV47595
Name:Possible hut circle north-west of White Tor

Summary

A possible hut circle situated on the northern slope of White Tor. It measures 2.2 metres north-south by 1.5 metres internally. It is set at the southern end of a short length of crude fragmented wall or rubble bank and the whole is in very poor condition. Not connected to the reave to the north as stated in 1978.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 541 788
Map Sheet:SX57NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NW/51/31
  • Old SAM Ref: 22201(P)
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1978, SX57NW53 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV225275.

Visited 13/10/1978. Connected to a reave by a short length of wall. 1.5 metres internal diameter with a wall 1.2 metres thick.


Sainsbury, I. S., 1988, Survey of settlement north of White Tor, 25/04/1988 (Report - Survey). SDV227592.

A possible hut circle situated on the northern slope of White Tor at about 440 metres ordnance datum. It measures 2.2 metres north-south by 1.5 metres internally. It does not appear to have been levelled and there is no entrance apparent. It is set at the southern end of a short length of crude fragmented wall or rubble bank and the whole is in very poor condition. Not connected to the reave as stated above.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., (Feb 1992) (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Hut circle at SX54187883. Oval; 2.2 metres by 1.5 metres internally. Rubble bank wall 1.2 metres wide, 0.3 metres high. Lies at southern end of boulder wall which leads north and passes under reave (MDV19956) at SX54177885, continuing in a gentle north-western curve for 50 metres. The hut is attached to an enclosure wall which is now incomplete due to damage by later coaxial field system attached to Great Western Reave. Probably contemporary with enclosure 200 metres to north-east (MDV4162).


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 93, Fig 31.8 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Butler depicts the wall, but not the hut.


Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Wall and possible hut circle visible on aerial photograph.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 93, Fig 31.8.
SDV225275Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1978. SX57NW53. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV227592Report - Survey: Sainsbury, I. S.. 1988. Survey of settlement north of White Tor. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Unknown. 25/04/1988.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. (Feb 1992).
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #113233 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV19956Related to: Cudlipptown Down Upper Reave (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 4 2018 12:52PM