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HER Number:MDV62337
Name:Hut circle in reave system on Horridge Common

Summary

Large hut circle in reave system on the south-east edge of Horridge Common; one of a group of four. This hut is set within a yard or enclosure that it shares with MDV62336, which has a particularly well preserved entranceway. Diameter 7.6 metres, double orthostat wall 1.0 metre wide, 1.2 metres high. A 175 degree facing gap may represent a doorway. Butted by field walls. Large deciduous tree adjacent to inner west face of the hut.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 757 743
Map Sheet:SX77SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SE/6/10
  • 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 2 is large, measuring 7.7 metres in diameter and shares a common wall with hut 1 and has a similar yard on its uphill side. The party wall between the two huts is built of a massive slab on edge. Entrance on the south-east side. The yard around this hut is particularly interesting as the entrance to this (on the north-east side), is exceptionally well preserved. The gap is 1.3 metres wide between a pair of slabs set across the wall and paved with two slabs down into the interior.


Gerrard, S., 1999, Survey on Halshanger Common, MPP 152318 (Report - Survey). SDV290796.

Stone hut circle within coaxial fields on Horridge Common. Diameter 7.6 metres, double orthostat wall 1.0 metre wide, 1.2 metres high. A 175 degree facing gap may represent a doorway. Butted by field walls. Covered in grass, bracken and foxglove. Large deciduous tree adjacent to inner west face of the 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 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. SX75704 74336.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV290796Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1999. Survey on Halshanger Common. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown. MPP 152318.
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: #96978 ]
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 58.

Associated Monuments

MDV62335Related to: Hut circle in reave system on Horridge Common (Monument)
MDV62336Related 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 3:30PM