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HER Number:MDV62355
Name:Hut Circle 170 metres north of Rippon Tor

Summary

The northern of two hut circles to the north of Rippon Tor. The interior is 4.0 metres diameter and is surrounded by a 2.0 metres wide stoney bank standing up to 0.7 metres high. A south-south-east facing gap may represent the doorway.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 746 757
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • MPP Archaeological Item Dataset: 152387
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/411
  • Old SAM Ref: 28783
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., 152387 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visit 1999. Northern of two stone hut circles, 110 metres north of Rippon Tor.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 75, Map 5 (Monograph). SDV299725.


Newman, P., 2013, An Archaeological Assessment of Halshanger and Horridge Commons, Dartmoor, Devon, 8, Table 1 (Report - Assessment). SDV356396.

Hut circle within the Rippon Tor newtake. Condition stable. Vegetation: grassland.


Newman, P., 2013, Halshanger Sites Visited and Confirmed (Report - Survey). SDV351113.


English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

Two stone hut circles 80m and 130m north of Rippon Tor.
The monument, which falls into two separate areas of protection, includes two stone hut circles situated on the north facing slope of Rippon Tor overlooking the valley of the Becka Brook. The interior of the northern stone hut circle measures 4m in diameter and is surrounded by a 2m wide stoney bank standing up to 0.7m high. A SSE facing gap in the wall may represent an original doorway. The southern building survives as a 1.3m wide stoney bank standing up to 0.6m high surrounding an internal area measuring 4.9m in diameter.
The two stone hut circles 80m and 130m north of Rippon Tor survive comparatively well and represent an important source of environmental and archaeological information for the settlement of Dartmoor in the later prehistoric period. The settlement lies within the nationally important Rippon Tor coaxial field system and close to several significant funerary cairns, which are the subject of a separate schedulings.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 59 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Hut Circle 170 metres north of Rippon Tor. One of two hut circles, heavily disguised by turf on the north slope of Rippon Tor. Condition is stable. SX74682 75744


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, RT6 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited January 2019. Vegetation encroachment. Photo taken


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, RT6 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Visited January 2019. Photo taken looking north north east

Sources / Further Reading

SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 152387.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 75, Map 5.
SDV351113Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2013. Halshanger Sites Visited and Confirmed. Digital.
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website. [Mapped feature: #96994 ]
SDV356396Report - Assessment: Newman, P.. 2013. An Archaeological Assessment of Halshanger and Horridge Commons, Dartmoor, Devon. SW Landscape Investigations Report. A4 Bound + Digital. 8, Table 1.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 59.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. RT6.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. RT6.

Associated Monuments

MDV62356Related to: Hut Circle 115 metres north of Rippon Tor (Monument)
MDV25747Related to: Parallel Reave System on Horridge Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6433 - Assessment of Halsanger Common, Horridge Common and Rippon Tor
  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Jul 29 2019 2:54PM