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HER Number:MDV64186
Name:Hut Circle within Prehistorc settlement on Chagford Common, Chagford

Summary

One of at least six hut circles within the central of three Prehistorc settlements on Chagford Common

Location

Grid Reference:SX 680 834
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/120/18
  • Old SAM Ref: 28728

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Visible on aerial photograph.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 149372 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 29th January 1999. Stone hut circle forming part an enclosed Prehistoric settlement on Chagford Common. Hut of 4.8 metres diameter with a single orthostat wall 2.2 metres wide by 0.6 metres high. The east side of single orthostatic construction has stones defining the inside edge. A south-east facing gap may represent a doorway. The wall on the west side of the hut underlies waste form the construction of the nearby leat.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 30, Map 25 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Hut 9 on the northern perimeter of Prehistoric Settlement 6 is 5.8 metres diameter and separated form Hut 10 by by a tinner's gully.


Passmore, A. J., 1997, Boveycombehedd, Chagford, Devon: an archaeological investigation of a Diachronic landscape, 14, Figure 3 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV360382.

Hut 6 within Prehistoric Settlement (B) has an internal diameter of 5 metres and an entrance on the south-east side. It is separated from Hut 5 by a tinner's gully.


Environment Agency WMS, 1998-2016, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution) (Cartographic). SDV360209.

Small circular feature visible on data.


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

Feature visible on aerial photograph.


Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England, 1018926 (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

The monument includes three agglomerated enclosures containing stone hut circles, a cairn cemetery, post-medieval fields, an openwork, streamworks, and a tin mine situated on an east facing slope of Chagford Common overlooking the Walla Brook.
The central agglomerated enclosure includes at least eleven elements and contains six stone hut circles.
The southern agglomerated enclosure which has been partially overlain by a post-medieval field system containing ridge and furrow is associated with at least five stone hut circles. The stone hut circles survive as circular or oval banks each surrounding an internal area which varies from 6 sq m to 78.5 sq m, with the average being 34.6 sq m. The height of the surrounding walls varies between 0.6m and 1.05m, with the average being 0.74m. Six of the huts have visible doorways, nine are attached to field boundary banks and they are all of orthostatic or rubble bank construction.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 30, Map 25.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 149372.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV360209Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 1998-2016. LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. [Mapped feature: #97534 ]
SDV360382Post-Graduate Thesis: Passmore, A. J.. 1997. Boveycombehedd, Chagford, Devon: an archaeological investigation of a Diachronic landscape. King Alfred's College, Winchester. A4 Comb Bound. 14, Figure 3.
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1018926.

Associated Monuments

MDV64189Related to: Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement on Chagford Common, Chagford (Monument)
MDV64190Related to: Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement on Chagford Common, Chagford (Monument)
MDV6704Related to: Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement on Chagford Common, Chagford (Monument)
MDV6706Related to: Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement on Chagford Common, Chagford (Monument)
MDV43224Related to: Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlements on Chagford Common, Chagford (Monument)
MDV6707Related to: Prehistoric Settlement on Chagford Common, Chagford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7505 - Boveycombehedd, Chagford: An Archaeological Investigation of a Diachronic Landscape

Date Last Edited:Mar 16 2018 12:22PM