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HER Number:MDV6451
Name:Hut circle west of Venford Reservoir

Summary

Hut circle with a sub-rectangular yard. Hut interior is slightly ovoid measuring 6.5 metres north-south by 7.4 metres and it has a south-east facing entrance. Associated levelled, sub-rectangular yard measures roughly 12.0 metres by 7.0 metres. Recorded in 1950, 1977 and 1996.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 682 708
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 SE 31
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/66
  • Old SAM County Ref: 876A
  • Old SAM Ref: 22368
  • Pastscape: 442944

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))
  • 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, 1950/1977, SX67SE31 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV139810.

(26/04/1950) A hut circle 9.5 metres in diameter. Walling consists of turf and large flat slabs of granite standing on end. Entrance to south-east.
(07/07/1977) This type II hut circle lies on a moderate, well drained, east facing slope at 300 metres above OD at SX 6827 7082. Hut circle has an internal diameter of 8.0 metres and the wall, faced internally with orthostats, is 2.0 metres wide. A south-east facing entrance opens on to a levelled, sub-rectangular yard approximately 12.0 metres by 7.0 metres, revetted by larger slabs. The hut is cut back in to the slope to a depth of 0.6 metres. 1:10 000 survey revised on PFD.


National Monuments Record, 1979, NMR SX6871/4, 4/467-472 (Aerial Photograph). SDV346524.


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

Hut circle with a probable part of a second hut circle next to it which would have formed a double hut circle visible in 1979 aerial photograph. Within reave system SX67SE/245.


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


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 6828 7082. This feature is generally as described by the Ordnance Survey in 1977 though the interior is slightly ovoid measuring 6.5 metres north-south by 7.4 metres.


Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Visible on the aerial photographs.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV139810Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950/1977. SX67SE31. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV168641Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2588. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. 5052-3.
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.
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.
SDV346524Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1979. NMR SX6871/4. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4/467-472.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #119488 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV27685Part of: Dartmeet parallel reave system on Holne Moor (Monument)
MDV26489Related to: Medieval enclosures on Holne Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 16 2019 4:17PM