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HER Number:MDV59165
Name:Hut circle in Kestor reave system

Summary

Hut measures 5 metres in diameter. Single orthostat and earthwork wall 1.2 metres wide, 0.3 metres high. Platform defined on the southern sector by a single orthostatic wall.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 664 869
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/72/5
  • 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 149112, 1/4/1997 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Stone hut circle forming part of a prehistoric settlement within the Kestor coaxial field system. Hut measures 5 metres in diameter. Single orthostat and earthwork wall 1.2 metres wide, 0.3 metres high. Platform defined on the southern sector by a single orthostatic wall.


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

Depicted on the 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, numbered 1-5 in the accompanying tabulation. They lie on the moderate NW-facing slope of Chagford Common 150m ENE of Round Pound. The huts are all terraced into the slope and are constructed from massive upright slabs. They vary in internal diameter from 6.1m to 9.2m and there are no obvious entrances. Huts 1 and 2 and the platform, 5, have been robbed.


English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345521.

Depicted on the GIS layer.

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 149112, 1/4/1997.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #96338 ]
SDV359365Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 1991. Shovel Down Survey. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV59164Related 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 15 2016 1:40PM