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HER Number:MDV50594
Name:HUT CIRCLE in the Parish of Peter Tavy


Vis=19/11/1980 (os) to the n of a reave and isolated from a settlement to the s there is a hut circle of type 2.


Grid Reference:SX 539 779
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/207
  • Old SAM Ref: 22209
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

NMR, CITING OS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV227236.

The level interior has a diam of 5.8m with walling 1.8m thick and 0.6m high. The hut is in poor condition with no visible entrance. There is no field system in the vicinity (nmr, citing os).

AM, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV227237.

Vis=estimated -/-/1992 (ancient monuments) diam 6.1m, stone + earth wall 1m wide, 0.5m high. Doorway to nw. Contemporary reave to s.1905 excavation revealed charcoal, a piece of spar + some flint flakes (am).

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV227238.

Visible + recorded (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV227239.

Des=ancient monuments.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV227240.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=19/11/1980 (os) to the n of a reave and isolated from a settlement to the s there is a hut circle of type 2.

Worth, R. H., 1905, Tenth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, 142 (Article in Serial). SDV64587.

Hut A. Fine hut circle, 32 feet diamter externally and 21 feet internally. The entrance was probably to the north of west. Charcoal, a piece of spar with a fine facet point and some flint flakes were found.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Hut circle visible on aerial photograph.

English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.

Stone hut circle 500m north of Wedlake Farm. This monument includes a stone hut circle situated on the gentle south-facing slope of White Tor overlooking the valley of the Colly Brook and lying 80m north of an enclosed stone hut circle settlement. The structure is composed of stone and earth, measures 6.1m in diameter and is defined by a 1m wide wall standing up to 0.5m high. The doorway faces north-west and a contemporary land boundary or reave lies a short distance to the south. Excavations carried out by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee in 1905 recovered charcoal, a piece of spar with a fine facet point and some flint flakes. This structure is one of a large number of stone hut circles scattered around the slopes of White Tor.

National Monuments Record, Unknown, SX57NW15 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV350951.

Site visit 19th November 1987. 6.1 internal diameter and levelled into the slope to a depth of 0.4 metres. The front has been built up and the wall, constructed of boulders with a turf-covered spread of rubble is, on average, 10. metres wide and 0.5 metres high. The hut is isolated from the remainder of the group by a reave (citing Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV227236Migrated Record: NMR, CITING OS.
SDV227237Report - Survey: AM.
SDV227238Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV227239Migrated Record:
SDV227240Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #93773 ]
SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV350951National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. Unknown. SX57NW15. National Monuments Record Database. Unknown.
SDV64587Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1905. Tenth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 37. Digital. 142.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 12 2016 11:32AM