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HER Number:MDV61456
Name:Hut circle within enclosure south-west of Horn's Cross, Holne

Summary

Hut lying within the refurbished enclosure. Original form is somewhat unclear as it has been used as a repository for clearance stone. However, the remains suggest that it was terraced into the slope with an overall diameter of 7.5m. The interior is represented by an amorphous central hollow 3.2m north-south by 2.5m. There is no obvious entrance.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 667 708
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 SE 5
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/145/2
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/145/6
  • Old SAM Ref: 28771
  • Old SAM Ref: 28771
  • Pastscape: 442868

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))
  • CLEARANCE CAIRN? (Constructed, Late Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 1000 BC? to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX67SE5, SX67SE5 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV153280.

A freestanding, type 1, hut circle within a sub rectangular enclosure; internal diameter 2.5m, walls, 1.4m wide, built of small boulders and in poor condition, with a possible south west facing entrance. Surveyed at 1:10 000 scale on PFD. (2)

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 152252, 152278 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(17/05/1999) Southern of two stone hut circles within an agglomerated enclosure situated 330m south-west of Horn's Cross. Enclosed hut. Diameter 3m. Rubble wall width 2.3m, height 0.7m. Internal area 7.06m.
Gerrard also records a cairn built upon this earlier stone hut circle situated within an agglomerated enclosure 330m south-west of Horn's Cross. Round cairn. Diameter 7.6m, height 1m. A cairn sitting on top of an earlier stone hut circle. There appear to be unusually large number of such cairns on Holne Moor.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 192, Map 60, Figure 60.12 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Hut circle of 3.3 metres diameter near the centre of the enclosure at 'O Brook south-east' which has been dug into at the centre and contains more stone than might be expected simply from the collapsed wall.

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

(06/01/1997) One of three structures associated with two adjoining enclosures on the gentle north-facing slope of Holne Ridge.
Of the three structures two have origins in the prehistoric period while the current form of the third appears to be linked with the reuse of the eastern enclosure. The hut described by the Ordnance Survey (1977) lies at SX 6672 7083, within the refurbished enclosure. Its original form is somewhat unclear as it has been used as a repository for clearance stone. However, the remains suggest that it was terraced into the slope with an overall diameter of 7.5m. The interior is represented by an amorphous central hollow 3.2m north-south by 2.5m. There is no obvious entrance.

English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Cartographic). SDV345521.

Hut shown on survey.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Visible on aerial photograph.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

Large hut shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV153280Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX67SE5. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown. SX67SE5.
SDV173671Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Newman, P.. 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. [Mapped feature: #125895 ]
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 152252, 152278.
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 192, Map 60, Figure 60.12.
SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV12989Related to: Enclosed hut circle settlement 350m south-west of Horn's Cross, Holne (Monument)
MDV61457Related to: Hut circle outside enclosure south-west of Horn's Cross, Holne (Monument)
MDV61455Related to: Small structure within enclosure south-west of Horn's Cross, Holne (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Jan 9 2021 12:02PM