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HER Number:MDV62332
Name:Hut circle in reave system on Horridge Common

Summary

Large hut circle in parallel reave system on Horridge Common, near a number of other huts. This hut is attached to a reave and appears to have a passageway approaching it from the south-western side. Diameter 7.9 metres, single orthostat wall 2.0 metres wide, 1.1 metres high. 175 degree facing gap denoted on the west by a fallen orthostat represents a doorway. Butted by short length of field wall leading from the east. Covered in bracken, grass and gorse.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 756 745
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/6/5
  • 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 9 measures 8.2 metres in diameter and is one of the largest in the settlement. It is approached by a long curved passageway from the south-west across the ends of two fields. The width narrows from 5.0 metres to 3.5 metres near the hut, which it does not quite meet, though this may be due to later removal of the missing stones.
The hut entrance is not, however, into the passageway but downhill, where one of the jamb stones lies prone. The far end is securely blocked by a reave, whilst the lowest course of another continues across the passageway about half-way along without a break. Tumbled stones at its base show that it once stood higher and did not need to be removed in order to gain access to the hut.


Gerrard, S., 1999, Survey on Halshanger Common, MPP 152313 (Report - Survey). SDV290796.

Stone hut circle within coaxial fields on Horridge Common. Diameter 7.9 metres, single orthostat wall 2.0 metres wide, 1.1 metres high. 175 degree facing gap denoted on the west by a fallen orthostat represents a doorway. Butted by short length of field wall leading from the east. Covered in bracken, grass 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. SX75671 74524.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV290796Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1999. Survey on Halshanger Common. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown. MPP 152313.
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: #96973 ]
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)
MDV62331Related to: Hut circle in reave system on Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV62333Related to: Hut circle in reave system on Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV62334Related 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 3:15PM