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HER Number:MDV62331
Name:Hut circle in reave system on Horridge Common

Summary

Hut circle in parallel reave system on Horridge Down, not attached to a reave, unlike all of its close neighbouring huts. Diameter 5.4 metres, double and single orthostat wall 1.2 metres wide, 1.0 metre high. 1.5 metres by 1.0 metre by 0.5 metres deep pit in the centre of the hut with old rabbit burrows leading out from its sides. There is a tree in the south wall. Hut covered in grass and bracken. Butler describes this site as a cairn, presumably because of the central pit, but on balance it looks more like a hut.

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/6/4
  • 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 feature 14 is described as a cairn. This cairn has been trenched, revealing an interior of earth and small stones. The ring of stones, about 6.5 metres across, surrounds a mound about 0.5 metres high. The large kerbstone along the lower edge causes the cairn to be unusually flattened on this side.


Gerrard, S., 1999, Survey on Halshanger Common, MPP 152312 (Report - Survey). SDV290796.

Stone hut circle within coaxial fields on Horridge Common. Diameter 5.4 metres, double and single orthostat wall 1.2 metres wide, 1.0 metre high. 1.5 metres by 1.0 metre by 0.5 metres deep pit in the centre of the hut with old rabbit burrows leading out from its sides. There is a tree in the south wall. Hut covered in grass and bracken. Butler describes this site as a cairn, presumably because of the central pit, but on balance it looks more like a hut.


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. SX75717 74541.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV290796Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1999. Survey on Halshanger Common. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown. MPP 152312.
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: #96972 ]
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)
MDV62330Related 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 3:12PM