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HER Number:MDV59167
Name:Hut circle in square enclosure in Kestor reave system

Summary

Hut measures 5 metres in diameter. Double and single orthostat wall 1.4 metres wide, 0.9 metres high. A 3 metre long, 1 metres wide and 0.3 metres high line of stones on the north side of the doorway may represent a straight porch.

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/116/2
  • 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 149114, 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. Double and single orthostat wall 1.4 metres wide, 0.9 metres high. Internal area 19.62 metres. 95 degree facing gap represents the door. A 3 metre long, 1 metres wide and 0.3 metres high line of stones on the north side of the doorway may represent a straight porch.

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.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms, SD-KT 12 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

(15/01/2019) Condition of enclosure and huts assessed by volunteer recorders as moderate, although gorse encroachment is severe in places, particularly affecting the pound walls.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording photographs (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photographs taken during January 2019 visit.

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 149114, 1/4/1997.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #96340 ]
SDV359365Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 1991. Shovel Down Survey. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Unknown.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. SD-KT 12.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV59168Related to: Hut circle in square enclosure in Kestor reave system (Monument)
MDV59166Related to: Hut circle near square enclosure in Kestor reave system (Monument)
MDV6114Related to: Kes Tor field system (Monument)
MDV6115Related to: Reave system on Chagford Common and 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:Dec 14 2020 10:58AM