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HER Number:MDV61308
Name:Hut circle on Down Ridge 460 metres south-west of Saddle Bridge

Summary

A hut circle lies on the eastern slopes of Down Ridge, close to the enclosure wall. It measures 3.9m north-south, 4.4m east-west, with walls 1m wide, 0.7m high and a possible entrance to the north-east. The interior is terraced into the hillside.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 661 716
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 SE 204
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/533
  • Old SAM Ref: 28738(P)
  • Pastscape: 1065082

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 152140 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(02/07/1999) Hut circle on Down Ridge lying 460m south-west of Saddle Bridge. Diam 4.8m, single orthostat wall 1.1m wide, 0.7m high. Internal area 18.08m. A 100 degree facing gap may represent a doorway

Probert, S. A. J., 1997, Holne Moor, Dartmoor, Devonshire. A Landscape Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England (Report - Survey). SDV173671.

(10/01/1996) A hut circle lies on the eastern slopes of Down Ridge, close to the enclosure wall, centred at SX 6610 7161. It measures 3.9m north-south, 4.4m east-west, with walls 1m wide, 0.7m high and a possible entrance to the north-east. The interior is terraced into the hillside. Some 40m north-east of the hut, centred at SX 6612 7164, are two lengths of stony bank, each 10m long, 0.6m high and 1m wide.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Circular feature visible on aerial photograph.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV173671Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 1997. Holne Moor, Dartmoor, Devonshire. A Landscape Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152140.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #96772 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV103600Related to: Group of three cairns north-east of Henroost Tin Mine (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8146 - Royal Commission Survey at Down Ridge and Swincombe

Date Last Edited:Jun 9 2020 11:28AM