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HER Number:MDV62328
Name:Hut circle in reave system on Horridge Common

Summary

Hut circle in parallel reave system on Horridge Down; one of a pair attached to a reave within a narrow enclosure or corridor. Several others in close proximity. Diameter 6.7 metres, single orthostat wall 1.3 metre wide, 1.0 metre high. 75 degree facing gap may represent a doorway. Butted by wall. Crescent shaped courtyard shared with another hut. Covered with grass and bracken.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 757 746
Map Sheet:SX77SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 445196
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SE/6/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 28774
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 48; figure 6.1, Map 6 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Butler’s hut circle 13 measures 6.4 metres in diameter and is built only 5 metres away from Hut 12 (MDV62329) against the corridor wall. Two slabs, one of which has fallen, attached this hut to the opposite bank to the north-east, apparently blocking access uphill.

Gerrard, S., 1999, Survey on Halshanger Common, MPP 152309 (Report - Survey). SDV290796.

Stone hut circle within coaxial fields on Horridge Common. Diameter 6.7 metres, single orthostat wall 1.3 metre wide, 1.0 metre high. 75 degree facing gap may represent a doorway. Butted by wall. Crescent shaped courtyard shared with another hut. Covered with grass and bracken.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Hut circle depicted on the modern mapping.

Newman, P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 58 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Hut circle in reave system on Horridge Common. One of a neighbourhood group of seven huts located within the reave system on Horridge Common. Condition is stable. SX75704 74614

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

(April 2019 visit) Condition assessed as bad; primary damage agent is vegetation (gorse).

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording photographs (Photograph). SDV363073.

Image taken on April 2019 visit.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV290796Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1999. Survey on Halshanger Common. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown. MPP 152309.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 48; figure 6.1, Map 6.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #96969 ]
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 58.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV62329Related to: Hut circle in parallel reave system on Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV62330Related to: Hut circle in reave system on Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV62331Related to: Hut circle in reave system on Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV62332Related to: Hut circle in reave system on Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV25747Related to: Parallel Reave System on Horridge Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Nov 9 2020 1:15PM