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HER Number:MDV6467
Name:Hut in group south of Venford Reservoir, Holne

Summary

One of a cluster of three hut circles overlooking the south end of Venford Reservoir. Hut measures 3.1m in internal diameter, with walls 1.3m wide, 0.8m high. Adjacent to leat.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 684 704
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 SE 34
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/80
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/80/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 22371
  • Pastscape: 442953

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 4366-4367 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX67SE34, Hut A (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV140677.

(27/04/1950) One of a group of three hut circles. Hut circle A. Diameter 5m. One of three hut circles. A small hut circle considerably damaged during construction of Holne Moor Leat the entrance probably being destroyed during the process.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX67SE34 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV140703.

(07/07/1977) SX 6843 7043 This open settlement consists of three freestanding hut circles, average internal diameter 4.5 metres, walls about 1 metre wide and built of a single row of massive boulders, one having a south-east facing entrance. They are terraced into a moderate, well drained, north-west facing slope at 320 metres above OD. Both are in poor condition and one has been mutilated by the construction of Holne Moor Leat. 1:10 000 Survey revised on PFD.

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

Three huts visible on 1946 aerial photograph.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, Map 59 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Group of three hut circles shown to the south of Venford Reservoir.

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

(18/04/1996) Centred SX 6843 7044. A cluster of three hut circles on the moderate north-west facing slope overlooking the south end of Venford Reservoir. All three are relatively small with internal diameters in the range of 3 to 4.4 metres. There are no identifiable entrances.
SX 6842 7043 Hut measures 3.1m in internal diameter, with walls 1.3m wide, 0.8m high. Adjacent to leat.

English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Cartographic). SDV345521.

Huts shown on survey.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

Three 'Hut Circles' shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV140677Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX67SE34. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. Hut A.
SDV140703Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX67SE34. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown.
SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4366-4367.
SDV173671Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Newman, P.. 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: #126039 ]
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 59.
SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV25399Related to: Holne Moor Leat (Monument)
MDV6469Related to: Hut in group south of Venford Reservoir, Holne (Monument)
MDV6470Related to: Hut in group south of Venford Reservoir, Holne (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Jan 9 2021 12:25PM