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HER Number:MDV59166
Name:Hut circle near square enclosure in Kestor reave system

Summary

Hut circle measures 6.4 metres by 5.9 metres. Double orthostat wall 1.4 metres wide, 0.75 metres high. Internal area 37.76 metres. Composed of large orthostats. Two other huts inside nearby square enclosure.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 664 867
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 68 NE 128
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/116/1
  • 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., 149113, 1/4/1997 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Stone hut circle forming part of a prehistoric settlement within the Kestor coaxial field system. Hut measures 6.4 metres by 5.9 metres. Double orthostat wall 1.4 metres wide, 0.75 metres high. Internal area 37.76 metres. Composed of large orthostats. Door faces 183 degrees and is partly filled by 3 large rocks. Tree in north-west wall.


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 66458678. Three hut circles situated within several small enclosures on the moderate north-west facing slope of Chagford Common, 100 metres south-east of Round Pound. The huts are all terraced into the slope and vary in diameter from 4.9 metres to 8.8 metres. There are no obvious entrances.
All the huts are slightly ovoid and the diameters are averages for each hut.


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

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. 149113, 1/4/1997.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #96339 ]
SDV359365Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 1991. Shovel Down Survey. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV59167Related to: Hut circle in square enclosure in Kestor reave system (Monument)
MDV59168Related to: Hut circle in square enclosure in Kestor reave system (Monument)
MDV6114Related to: Kes Tor field system (Monument)
MDV6115Related to: Reave system around Thornworthy Tor (Monument)
MDV14884Related to: Square enclosure south-east of Roundy Pound, Gidleigh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 14 2016 11:02AM