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HER Number:MDV6381
Name:Hut circle within the reave system south-east of Venford Reservoir, Holne

Summary

Hut Circle '5' (Butler) lies within the Dartmeet parallel reave system immediately south-east of Venford Reservoir

Location

Grid Reference:SX 686 705
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 SE 33
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/5
  • Old SAM County Ref: 874
  • Old SAM Ref: 22370
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX67SE33
  • Pastscape: 442950

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Hut circle shown on 19th century map.

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2149, 4416 (Aerial Photograph). SDV282746.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX67SE33 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV168686.

(27/04/1950) Hut circle. Walls of small turf covered stones. Entrance destroyed by construction of slit trench.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX67SE33, SX67SE33 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV168680.

SX 6864 7057: Two terraced hut circles lie on a moderate well drained north west facing slope at 320 metres above OD. Their average internal diameter is 7.5 metres and the small stone walls are 1.3 metres to 2 metres wide with south facing entrances. One hut abuts and the other lies within the field walls of the parallel reave system (SX 67 SE 92). 1:10 000 survey revised on PFD.

National Monuments Record, 1979, NMR SF1457, 462-465 (Aerial Photograph). SDV172921.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Hut circle in the middle of an area of ridge and furrow visible on 1979 aerial photograph.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 176-7, Map 59, Figure 59.1 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Hut Circle '5' of 7.8 metres diameter with walls spread to 2.5 metres wide but were originally 1.5 metres wide. The hut had a porch outside the entrance on the south side. At some stage this was dug into though the interior of the hut was left undisturbed.

Probert, S. A. J. + Newman, P., 1997, Holne Moor, Dartmoor, Devonshire. A Landscape Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England (Report - Survey). SDV173671.

(18/04/1996) SX 6863 7060 and SX 6866 7055. Two hut circles lie within the Dartmeet parallel reave system (SX 67 SE 95) immediately south-?west of Venford Reservoir. The north hut at SX 6863 7060 measures 5.2 metres north to south by 6.3 metres internally with spread, stoney walls 2 metres wide and 0.5 metres high. A well defined entrance lies in the south side. The south hut is larger measuring 8 metres in internal diameter with walls 2.5 metres wide and 0.6 metres high. Adjoining the south wall of this hut are the remains of a small sub-rectangular structure 2.5 metres by 1.3 metres internally.

English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Cartographic). SDV345521.

Hut shown on survey.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

Hut shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV168680Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX67SE33. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown. SX67SE33.
SDV168686Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX67SE33. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV172921Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1979. NMR SF1457. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. 462-465.
SDV173671Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Newman, P.. 1997. Holne Moor, Dartmoor, Devonshire. A Landscape Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A4 Comb Bound + Digital.
SDV282746Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2149. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4416.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 176-7, Map 59, Figure 59.1.
SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #126627 ]
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV27685Related to: Dartmeet parallel reave system on Holne Moor (Monument)
MDV129690Related to: Hut circle within the reave system south-east of Venford Reservoir, Holne (Monument)
MDV129691Related to: Possible hut circle within the reave system south-east of Venford Reservoir, Holne (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Jan 10 2021 11:10AM