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HER Number:MDV6469
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 4.4m in internal diameter, with walls 0.8m wide, 0.2m high. Semi-circle of orthostats. North-west half of hut removed.

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/80/2
  • 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 B (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV140677.

(27/04/1950) One of group of three hut circles. Hut circle B. Diameter 5m. Small and entrance not obvious.

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.

Visible on the 1946 aerial photograph.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, Map 60 (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 7045 Hut measures 4.4m in internal diameter, with walls 0.8m wide, 0.2m high. Semi-circle of orthostats. North-west half of hut removed.

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

Hut 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 B.
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: #126040 ]
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.
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)
MDV6467Related 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 12:24PM