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HER Number:MDV6394
Name:Hut circle east of Hangman's Pit

Summary

One of a pair of hut circles on a moderate, well drained, north-west facing slope. A terraced hut circle, internal diameter 7.0 metres with a very poor wall, about 1.0 metres wide composed of a single row of large boulders. It is within a concentric wall, internal diameter 11.0 metres and 1.5 metres wide constructed of small stones, now turf covered. The intervening space of 1.5 metres between the walls seems an original feature but could have resulted by robbing stone for road metal. Both huts lie adjacent to a parallel reave (1977 survey). Survey in 1996 described the features as unchanged.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 676 714
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX67SE43
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/18/2
  • Old SAM County Ref: 877B
  • Pastscape: 442980

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950/1977, SX67SE43 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV170271.

(27/04/1950) These huts have been destroyed by quarrying and should now be revised to 'site of'.
(30/06/1950) These hut circles have not been destroyed by quarrying as previously reported.
Later update (13/07/1977).
This settlement consists of two hut circles and lies on a moderate, well drained, north west facing slope at 335 metres above OD.
(Hut A) SX 6767 7140. A terraced hut circle, internal diameter 7.0 metres with a very poor wall, about 1.0 metres wide composed of a single row of large boulders. It is within a concentric wall, internal diameter 11.0 metres and 1.5 metres wide constructed of small stones, now turf covered. The intervening space of 1.5 metres between the walls seems an original feature but could have resulted by robbing stone for road metal.
Both huts lie adjacent to a parallel reave (part of SX 67 SE 95). Survey at 1:10 000 scale on PFD.


Ancient Monuments, 1971, Hut circles east of Hangman's pit (Report - Survey). SDV170298.

(04/02/1971) The wall stones are well preserved, particularly on the north side. There is an outer ring of stones about 1m from the wall.


National Monument Record, 1977, NMR SX6771, 1/66-69 (Aerial Photograph). SDV141238.


Robinson, R., 1982, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1982 (Un-published). SDV342809.

(14/5/1982) Field Monument Warden visit.


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

Visible on 1977 aerial photograph.


Griffith, F. M., 1990, DAP/QF, 1-8 (Aerial Photograph). SDV140063.


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) These features are as described in 1977.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV140063Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1990. DAP/QF. Devon Aerial Photograph. 1-8.
SDV141238Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1977. NMR SX6771. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 1/66-69.
SDV170271Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950/1977. SX67SE43. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV170298Report - Survey: Ancient Monuments. 1971. Hut circles east of Hangman's pit. Unknown.
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. [Mapped feature: #119439 ]
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.
SDV342809Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1982. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1982. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV27685Part of: Dartmeet parallel reave system on Holne Moor (Monument)
MDV6395Related to: Hut circles east of Hangman's Pit (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 13 2019 3:52PM