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HER Number:MDV62335
Name:Hut circle in reave system on Horridge Common

Summary

Hut circle; one of a group of four huts on the south-eastern edge of Horridge Common. Set within a yard, this hut also have a passageway approaching the yard; a feature of a number of the huts in this settlement. Diameter 7.4 metres , single orthostat and rubble wall 2.4 metres wide, 0.8 metres high. A 165 degree facing gap may represent a doorway. Butted by a short length of field wall on the west side.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 756 743
Map Sheet:SX77SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SE/6/8
  • 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, 46; figure 6.1, Map 6 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Butler’s hut circle 1 measures 7.6 metres in diameter and is still in good condition. There is one jamb stone still standing at the entrance to the hut and the other has fallen across the gap. Steps must have been necessary to enter the house from the outside. A passageway ends at the yard surrounding this hut; one of a number of passageways approaching huts in this settlement, which is most interesting and they are particularly well preserved here. Most of the passageways are blocked at both ends but this one has a V-shaped gap which may have allowed access.


Gerrard, S., 1999, Survey on Halshanger Common, MPP 152316 (Report - Survey). SDV290796.

Stone hut circle within coaxial fields on Horridge Common. Diameter 7.4 metres , single orthostat and rubble wall 2.4 metres wide, 0.8 metres high. A 165 degree facing gap may represent a doorway. Butted by a short length of field wall on the west side. Covered with grass, bracken, nettles and foxgloves.


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 four hut circles within an enclosed neighbourhood cluster associated within the southern section of the reave system on Horridge Common. Condition is stable but affected by bracken. SX75685 74342.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV290796Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1999. Survey on Halshanger Common. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown. MPP 152316.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 46; figure 6.1, Map 6.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #96976 ]
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 58.

Associated Monuments

MDV62336Related to: Hut circle in reave system on Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV62337Related to: Hut circle in reave system on Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV62338Related 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 3:27PM