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HER Number:MDV59164
Name:Hut circle in Kestor reave system

Summary

Hut measures 8 metres in diameter. Double and single orthostat wall 1.1 metres wide, 1.3 metres high. Inner face consists of nice substantial edge set orthostats. Some animal poaching. Three substantial gaps in the wall, but none of them could be identified with the original entrance.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 664 868
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/72/4
  • Old SAM Ref: 28714

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 149111, 1/4/1997 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Stone hut circle forming part of a prehistoric settlement within the Kestor coaxial field system. Hut measures 8 metres in diameter. Double and single orthostat wall 1.1 metres wide, 1.3 metres high. Internal area 50.24 metres. Inner face consists of nice substantial edge set orthostats. Some animal poaching. Three substantial gaps in the wall, but none of them could be identified with the original entrance.


Probert, S. A. J., 1991, Castor Parallel System (Plan - measured). SDV229808.

Depicted on plan.


Probert, S. A. J., 1991, Shovel Down Survey (Report - Survey). SDV359365.

Centred SX 66528694. Four well-defined hut circles and one possible hut platform. They lie on the moderate north-west facing slope of Chagford Common 150 metres east-north-east of Round Pound. The huts are all terraced into the slope and are constructed from massive upright slabs. They vary in internal diameter from 6.1 metres to 9.2 metres and there are no obvious entrances. Huts 1 and 2 and the platform, 5, have been robbed.


Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Hut is depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV229808Plan - measured: Probert, S. A. J.. 1991. Castor Parallel System. 1:25,000. Digital.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 149111, 1/4/1997.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #96337 ]
SDV359365Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 1991. Shovel Down Survey. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV59165Related to: Hut circle in Kestor reave system (Monument)
MDV6114Related to: Kes Tor field system (Monument)
MDV6115Related to: Reave system around Thornworthy Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 14 2016 11:27AM