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HER Number:MDV62339
Name:Isolated hut circle in reave system on Horridge Common

Summary

Poorly preserved hut circle in parallel reave system on Horridge Common. This hut is isolated within the system and is hard to detect. Large hut but no sign of an entrance remains. Diameter 7.0 metres, single orthostat and rubble wall 1.7 metres wide, 0.9 metres high. This hut has seen historic damage, lying as it does within an historic field system which has reverted to moorland. Bluebells, bracken, gorse and foxgloves.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 757 742
Map Sheet:SX77SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SE/6/12
  • Old SAM Ref: 28774
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Hut circle faintly visible on the aerial photography.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 46; figure 6.1, Map 6 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Butler’s hut circle 5 measures 7.6 metres in diameter and is an isolated hut downhill from the group of four (MDV62335-8) and is very difficult to identify in the summer months when the bracken here is over 2.0 metres high. The remains of the hut are insubstantial with few stones visible around the edge and no sign of an entrance.


Gerrard, S., 1999, Survey on Halshanger Common, MPP 152320 (Report - Survey). SDV290796.

Stone hut circle within coaxial fields on Horridge Common. Diameter 7.0 metres, single orthostat and rubble wall 1.7 metres wide, 0.9 metres high. This hut has seen historic damage, lying as it does within an historic field system which has reverted to moorland. Bluebells, bracken, gorse and foxgloves.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 58 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Isolated hut circle in reave system on Horridge Common. The southernmost hut circle associated with the Rippon Tor reave system on Horridge Common. Condition is stable but affected by bracken. SX75716 74222.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV290796Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1999. Survey on Halshanger Common. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown. MPP 152320.
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.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #96980 ]
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 58.

Associated Monuments

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 4:33PM