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HER Number:MDV62330
Name:Hut circle in reave system on Horridge Common

Summary

Hut circle in parallel reave system on Horridge Down, attached to a reave and close to another pair of huts to the north. Diameter 7.5 metres, wall 1.5 metres wide, 1.3 metres high. 172 degree facing gap measuring 1.3 metres wide is faced on both sides and represents a doorway. Butted by walls. Coursed walling is up to 4 courses high. Covered with grass, bracken and gorse.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 757 745
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/6/3
  • 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, 47-48; figure 6.1, Map 6 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Butler’s hut circle 11 measures 8.0 metres in diameter and is one of three particularly interesting huts (MDV62328-9) built close together on the edge of the village. They all have corridors leading uphill from the huts opening into the long rectangular strips between reaves.
Hut is in good condition with the floor well below ground level as if it had been excavated. The jamb stones stand 1.0 metre apart on either side of the south entrance. The eroded ground surface in the narrow gap left between the hut and the field wall must be at least partly due to the passage of the original framers and perhaps their stock.


Gerrard, S., 1999, Survey on Halshanger Common, MPP 152311 (Report - Survey). SDV290796.

Stone hut circle within coaxial fields on Horridge Common. Diameter 7.5 metres, wall 1.5 metres wide, 1.3 metres high. 172 degree facing gap measuring 1.3 metres wide is faced on both sides and represents a doorway. Butted by walls. Coursed walling is up to 4 courses high. Covered with grass, bracken and gorse.


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. SX75716 74573.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV290796Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1999. Survey on Halshanger Common. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown. MPP 152311.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 47-48; figure 6.1, Map 6.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #96971 ]
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 58.

Associated Monuments

MDV62329Related to: Hut circle in parallel reave system on Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV62328Related 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:Mar 11 2019 3:08PM