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HER Number:MDV50599
Name:Unlikely hut circles 350 metres south-east of Conies Down Tor


Previously thought to be a pair of huts, survey in 1994 has identified these are natural features.


Grid Reference:SX 591 788
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57NE6
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/128
  • Old SAM Ref: 22224
  • Pastscape: 439581

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1964, RAF/F64/58/6399, 0035 (Aerial Photograph). SDV255307.

Ancient Monuments, 1992, Huts on Conies Down Tor, 1992 (Schedule Document). SDV227366.

Two attached hut circles terraced into hillside, forming part of enclosed settlement. The larger is of stone and earth; 3.5 metres in diameter, walls 1 metre wide, 0.4 metres high. The smaller is attached to north-east side, diameter 2.0 metres, walls 1.3 metres wide, 0.3 metres high.

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

The huts recorded by the Ordnance Survey in 1978 at SX 59127883, SX 59157881 and SX 57178777 are merely rocky outcrops and hollows in the steep east-facing slope above the enclosures (citing Probert, S. A. J., 19/09/1994 Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV227366Schedule Document: Ancient Monuments. 1992. Huts on Conies Down Tor. The Schedule of Monuments. Unknown. 1992.
SDV255307Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1964. RAF/F64/58/6399. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 0035.
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 1994 data.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

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 20 2018 4:21PM