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HER Number:MDV55007
Name:Natural water-formed hollow at Holming Beam Bottom

Summary

Natural hollow once believed to be a possible Bronze Age hut circle.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 590 774
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 NE 33
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/145
  • Pastscape: 439664

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • NATURAL FEATURE (Palaeolithic - 698000 BC? to 8001 BC (Between))
  • (Former Type) HUT CIRCLE? (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1964, RAF/F64/58/6399, 035-36 (Aerial Photograph). SDV255307.

Cropmark of a possible hut circle recorded at SX 5902 7749 from a aerial photograph.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1978, SX57NE33 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV216864.

(21/08/1978) The feature is a natural water formed hollow.

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

Confirmed as a natural hollow; not hut circle.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV216864Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1978. SX57NE33. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown.
SDV255307Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1964. RAF/F64/58/6399. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 035-36.
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. Table 3.

Associated Monuments

MDV128149Related to: Circular features at Holming Beam Bottom (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:Apr 21 2020 3:24PM