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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 (Between))

Full description

Fletcher, M. J., 1989, Dartmeet parallel reave system survey data, 17/7/1989 (Report - Survey). SDV264003.

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.

National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape, 18/03/1980 (Website). SDV360651.

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. (citing Ordnance Survey Field Investigators Comments, 18/03/1980).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV264003Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. J.. 1989. Dartmeet parallel reave system survey data. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field Investigation. 17/7/1989.
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 18/03/1980.
SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #113812 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV6400Related to: Down Ridge Stone Circle (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 (Monument)
MDV15078Related to: Venford Reave (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 22 2018 4:13PM