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HER Number:MDV54387
Name:Hut circle C on Down Ridge


One of five hut circles recorded in a western section of the Dartmeet parallel reave system, south-east of Hexworthy. Hut circle C measures 6.7 by 5.9 metres (diameter), walls are 1.2 metres wide by 0.4 metres high. Entrance is not visible.


Grid Reference:SX 655 721
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Part of the Dartmeet parallel reave system east of Down Ridge. Earthworks and walling remains of a Bronze Age field system adjoining the Venford Reave, with numerous hut circles, enclosures, cairns and a later medieval field system

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX67NE121
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/246/6/1
  • Pastscape: 443210
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX67SE121 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV244387.

(18/03/1980) SX 65567211. On the north slope of Down Ridge, within the parallel reave system, and adjoining one of the walls is the poor remains of a Type 2 (SX 56 NE 71) hut circle. The level interior measures 5.7 metres by 4.2 metres with walling 2.2 metres wide and 0.3 metres high. There is no visible entrance. (See Ground photographs). Surveyed at 1:2500 on M.S.D.

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 1987-1993, Duchy Farms Project Survey Visit (Report - Survey). SDV350839.

(17/07/1989) One of four hut circles and the possible site of a fifth are individually scattered throughout the system (this distribution is comparable to other parts of the Dartmeet Parallel Reave System.
C at SX65577211. Situated beside a reave. Robbed walling, very large slabs and stones maximum height 1.0 metre, double-faced in places. An arc of boulders which lies within interior may be a chamber or small hut similar to the excavated site (site 'F') on Holne Moor. Diameter 6.7 by 5.9 metres, walls 1.2 metres wide by 0.4 metres high. Entrance not visible.

Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Remains of this hut are depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV244387Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX67SE121. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV350839Report - Survey: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 1987-1993. Duchy Farms Project Survey Visit. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Unknown.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #113812 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV6400Related to: Down Ridge Stone Circle, Dartmoor Forest (Monument)
MDV27268Related to: Hut circle A on Down Ridge (Monument)
MDV26351Related to: Hut circle B on Down Ridge (Monument)
MDV123227Related to: Hut circle D on Down Ridge (Monument)
MDV123228Related to: Hut circle E on Down Ridge (Monument)
MDV27688Related to: Part of the Dartmeet parallel reave system north of Down Ridge (Monument)
MDV15078Related to: Venford Reave, Holne and Dartmoor Forest (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8146 - Royal Commission Survey at Down Ridge and Swincombe
  • EDV8632 - Sherberton Farm, Duchy Farms Survey
  • EDV8409 - Dartmoor Royal Forest Project
  • EDV8423 - Duchy Farms Project

Date Last Edited:Mar 2 2022 11:30AM