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HER Number:MDV6455
Name:Hut circle 250 metres east of Sherwell, Corndon Down

Summary

One of two hut circles east of Sherwell; within the Dartmeet parallel reave system.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 681 748
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Dartmeet Parallel Reave System. Earthworks of an extensive area of prehistoric remains including complex field system, numerous hut circles, enclosures and cairns, overlain by medieval remains including Vaghill Warren, farmsteads and a large field syste

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 442871
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/69
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1977, NMR SX6875/2 (Aerial Photograph). SDV282314.


Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, 713 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

(Site visited 15/5/1979). One of two hut circles in the north-east corner of croft field verges almost on the ploughed area, however, the farmer has given assurances not to plough and bulldoze it. Other details: Volume 4.


Ordnance Survey, 1980, Ordnance Survey Field Investigators Comments (Report - Survey). SDV315817.

Hut circles. Two hut circles on undated Ordnance Survey drawing (approximately 1980).


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX67SE6 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV282313.

On a south-west facing slope centred at SX681746, are the remains of six hut circles, now mainly within modern enclosures which themselves incorporate remains of a parallel reave system (PRN 6030). The majority are Type 2 huts and are integrated within the boundaries of the reave system. The interiors measure between 4.3 metres and 8.0 metres in diameter with walling averaging 1.2 metres wide and 0.7 metres high. The entrances, where visible, are mainly to the south. The general condition of the huts are poor.


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

Visible and recorded.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 128-9, Map 15,1 (Monograph). SDV299725.

One of at least ten hut circles in the Sherwell prehistoric settlement, which consists of a number of fields within the reave system, many with a single hut circle built at the edge or corner. Hut number two measures 5.0 metres in diameter and is associated with the largest hut of the group (PRN 26345), both of which are built across the field boundary which continues outside the present field wall as a rebuilt bank and ditch.


Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

Part of Dartmeet coaxial field system (Northern Part) which was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 2004. Other details: Site 43.


Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV282313Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX67SE6. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV282314Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. NMR SX6875/2. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 128-9, Map 15,1.
SDV315817Report - Survey: Ordnance Survey. 1980. Ordnance Survey Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey 1:2500 Plan. Unknown.
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.
SDV337078Report - Survey: Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H.. 1979. An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. Vols I - V. A4 Comb Bound. 713.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #97616 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV6030Part of: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)
MDV26347Related to: Enclosure 150 meters east of Sherwell, Corndon Down (Monument)
MDV26345Related to: Hut circle 245 metres east of Sherwell, Corndon Down (Monument)
MDV6456Related to: Hut circle 340 meters east of Sherwell, Corndon Down (Monument)
MDV79783Related to: Hut circle 350 meters south-east of Sherwell, Corndon Down (Monument)
MDV79782Related to: Hut circle 385 meters south-east of Sherwell, Corndon Down (Monument)
MDV6484Related to: Hut circle 400 metres south-east of Sherwell, Corndon Down (Monument)
MDV6457Related to: Hut circle 530 meters south-east of Sherwell, Corndon Down (Monument)
MDV79781Related to: Hut circle 550 meters south-east of Sherwell, Corndon Down (Monument)
MDV79780Related to: Hut circle 660 meters south-east of Sherwell, Corndon Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 24 2015 9:40AM