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HER Number:MDV6388
Name:Pair of hut circles near leat west of Holne Reservoir

Summary

Two large hut circles on the moderate east-facing slope immediately west of Venford Reservoir. Both huts have been terraced into the slope to provide level interiors of 7.0 metres and 6.8 metres respectively. The hut at SX 6817 7097 has a well-defined entrance in the south-eastern quadrant.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 681 709
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX67SE30
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/12
  • Old SAM County Ref: 876B
  • Old SAM Ref: 22368
  • Pastscape: 442941

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2588, 5052-3 (Aerial Photograph). SDV168641.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX67SE30 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV168640.

(26/4/1950) Hut A. Large hut circle, 10 metres in diameter. Wall composed of large stones and turf, 1.5 metres wide. Entrance destroyed during construction of leat which touches the south-east perimeter of the circle.
Hut B (not shown on the Ordnance Survey 6 inch mapping), this hut is 9.5 metres in diameter. Walling consists of small stones and turf, not more than 0.3 metres high. The entrance to the south-south-east is very marked, consisting of two large oblong stones.
(07/07/1977) SX 6816 7098. Two unenclosed hut circles, both probably of type II are on a steep, well drained, south east facing slope at 315 metres above OD. They have an average internal diameter of 8.0 metres with walls 1.5 metres wide and are cut back into the hillside to an average depth of 0.8 metres.
One has a south south-east facing entrance 1.0 metres wide, marked by transverse slabs, 1.5 metres long: the entrance to the upper hut was probably destroyed during the construction of the leat. They lie within the parallel reave system (SX 67 SE 92) to which Lady Fox (1954) probably refers. 1:10 000 survey revised on PFD.


Fox, A., 1954, Celtic Fields and Farms on Dartmoor in Light of Recent Excavations at Kestor, 101 (Article in Serial). SDV231175.


National Monuments Record, 1979, NMR SF1457, 473-475 (Aerial Photograph). SDV172921.


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

Two hut circles at SX 6816 7097 and SX 6816 7096 visible on 1979 aerial photograph within parallel reave system SX67SE/246.


Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, Map 60 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Depicted by Butler.


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

(25/04/1996) SX 6817 7097 and SX 6817 7099. Two large hut circles on the moderate east-facing slope immediately west of Venford Reservoir. Both huts have been terraced into the slope to provide level interiors of 7.0 metres and 6.8 metres respectively. The hut at SX 6817 7097 has a well-defined entrance in the south-eastern quadrant.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Visible on the aerial photography.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV168640Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX67SE30. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV168641Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2588. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. 5052-3.
SDV172921Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1979. NMR SF1457. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. 473-475.
SDV173671Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 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.
SDV231175Article in Serial: Fox, A.. 1954. Celtic Fields and Farms on Dartmoor in Light of Recent Excavations at Kestor. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. 20. Unknown. 101.
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.
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. Map 60.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #119482 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV27685Part of: Dartmeet parallel reave system on Holne Moor (Monument)
MDV25399Related to: Holne Moor Leat (Monument)
MDV26359Related to: Streamworks to the west of Venford Reservoir, Holne (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 16 2019 3:03PM