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HER Number:MDV59177
Name:Hut circle in the Kestor reave system

Summary

Hut circle measures 6.1 metres in diameter. Rubble wall 1.4 metres wide, 0.8 metres high. A south-east facing gap measuring 1.5 metres wide may represent the doorway.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 666 868
Map Sheet:SX68NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68NE/73/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 28714

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 149124, 1/4/1997 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Stone hut circle forming part of a prehistoric settlement within the Kestor coaxial field system. Hut circle measures 6.1 metres in diameter. Rubble wall 1.4 metres wide, 0.8 metres high. Internal area 29.2 metres. A 130 degree facing gap measuring 1.5 metres wide may represent the doorway.

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 66718690. A settlement containing seven hut circles and three other features on the north-east slope of Chagford Common 200 metres south of Kestor Gate. The huts are all terraced into the slope and vary in diameter from 4.2 metres to 9.5 metres. The four largest huts, 1-4, consist of double rings of massive upright slabs up to 1.2 metres high. Entrances are visible in the south-east margins of huts 2, 3 and 6.

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

Depicted on the modern mapping.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms, SD-KT 14 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

(15/01/2019) Condition of huts assessed by volunteer recorders as good, although some vegetation encrochment (mostly rushes) noted. Vegetation encroachment is worse on Hut MDV59177 (score; 2) than Hut MDV59179 (score; 1). Wet area, probably spring, by northern 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 149124, 1/4/1997.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #96349 ]
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 14.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV59178Related to: HUT CIRCLE in the Parish of Chagford (Monument)
MDV59179Related to: Hut in reave system at Kestor (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 11:15AM