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HER Number:MDV48272
Name:Natural feature east of Conies Down Tor

Summary

A feature previously identified as a Bronze Age hut circle was found to be a stony outcrop during field investigation.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 591 791
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 NE 102
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/122/7
  • Old SAM Ref: 22259
  • Pastscape: 1065277
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • NATURAL FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • (Former Type) HUT CIRCLE (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., 21/4/1992 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Hut circle at SX59127921. Internal diameter 4.0 metres. Coursed wall 1.2 metres wide, 0.4 metres high.


Newman , P., 2018, Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation, 8, Table 3 (Report - Survey). SDV361635.

The site of an alleged hut circle - natural feature.


National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape, 1994 data (Website). SDV360651.

SX 59137916. A stony outcrop, on the steep east-facing slope above the right bank of the Cowsic River, 250 metres east-north-east of Conies Down Tor, has erroneously been interpreted as a hut circle (HER record SX57NE/122/7: MPP data from 1992).
Several hut circles (SX 57 NE 103, 104, 105, 108, 109, 110) and a cairn (SX 57 NE 106) lie within 300 metres of this feature on the same slope (citing Probert, S. A. J., 19/09/1994, Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 21/4/1992.
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 1994 data.
SDV361635Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2018. Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation. Southwest Landscape Investigations. A4 Comb Bound. 8, Table 3. [Mapped feature: #29675 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV48266Part of: Group of hut circles north-east of Conies Down Tor (Monument)
MDV48267Related to: Hut circle east of Conies Down Tor (Monument)
MDV48271Related to: Hut circle on Conies Down (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:Aug 7 2018 1:00PM