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HER Number:MDV59170
Name:Hut circle in Kestor reave system

Summary

Hut circle measures 8.2 metres in diameter. Double orthostat wall 1.5 metres wide, 1.2 metres high. No trace of door, but it may have orginally been to the north-east, where a length of the hut's walling has been robbed.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 666 869
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/72/7
  • 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 149117, 1/4/1997 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Stone hut circle forming part of a prehistoric settlement within the Kestor coaxial field system. Hut circle measures 8.2 metres in diameter. Double orthostat wall 1.5 metres wide, 1.2 metres high. Internal area measures 52.78 metres. Huge orthostats. No trace of door, but it may have orginally been at 50 degrees (north-east) where a length of the hut's walling has been robbed.

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

Depicted on plan.

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

Depicted on the modern mapping.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms, SD-KT 8 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

(06/01/2019) Condition of hut assessed by volunteer recorders as very good, only a small amount of vegetation encroachment (rushes, but no gorse) recorded on this hut.

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 149117, 1/4/1997.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #96344 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. SD-KT 8.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV59169Related to: Hut circle in Kestor reave system (Monument)
MDV6114Related to: Kes Tor field system (Monument)
MDV6115Related to: Reave system on Chagford Common and around Thornworthy Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6198 - Geophysical Survey on Shovel Down and Kes Tor

Date Last Edited:Dec 14 2020 10:25AM