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HER Number:MDV6089
Name:Alleged hut circles, Riddon Ridge


Traces of two hut circles are alleged at this location although the precise location is disputed.


Grid Reference:SX 667 769
Map Sheet:SX67NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and stone walling remains of an extensive Bronze Age field system, reaves, enclosures, cairns and hut circle settlements on Riddon Ridge overlain with a medieval field system and associated enclosures and Whiteslade post-medieval farmstead

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX67NE13
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 442459
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NE/78

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1945, SX67NE13 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV246770.

Vague traces of two circles can be seen amidst extensive scatters of stones (Worth, R. H., 09/12/1948).

Royal Air Force, 1964, RAF/F62/58/6399, 026-27 (Aerial Photograph). SDV272301.

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 1993-1998, Dartmoor Royal Forest Project, S. Probert (Report - Survey). SDV346608.

(27/08/1992) SX 667769. There is no ground evidence to support the presence of the hut circle recorded by Worth. The area lies under long tufty grass and heather on a moderate north-east facing flank of Riddon Ridge.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV246770Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1945. SX67NE13. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV272301Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1964. RAF/F62/58/6399. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 026-27.
SDV346608Report - Survey: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 1993-1998. Dartmoor Royal Forest Project. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field/Recording In. Unknown. S. Probert.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8296 - Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project
  • EDV8409 - Dartmoor Royal Forest Project

Date Last Edited:Jul 18 2022 11:01AM