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HER Number:MDV6479
Name:Hut circle 250 metres south-west of Hangman's Pit, Holne

Summary

Hut within the Dartmeet reave system. Described as well-preserved, with heather topped walls in 1993. Survey in 1996 recorded diameter of 6.6 metres, walls 1.5 metres wide, 0.8 metres high. South-eastern entrance. This hut has an outer, D-shaped courtyard to the south.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 671 712
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 SE 42
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/88
  • Old SAM Ref: 22368
  • Pastscape: 442977

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, 2373-2374 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX67SE42 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV140061.

27/4/1950 (SX 6711 7129) Hut circle A. One of two hut circles walling of turf covered stones. Measures 8.0 metres in diameter, with walls 2.0 metres wide and 0.6 metres high. Entrance to south-east.


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

Hut circle attached to a sinuous bank visible on 1946 aerial photograph.


Griffith, F. M., 1990, DAP/QF, 1-8 (Aerial Photograph). SDV140063.


Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 183, Map 60.4 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Butler's hut 2 (6.7 metres diameter). Well-preserved, with heather topped walls. This hut has a fallen pillar at the entrance and an outer, D-shaped courtyard to the south.


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.

(18/04/1996) Centred SX 67207120. One of nine hut circles and two other contemporary structures lie within the area described by the Ordnance Survey in 1977. All the huts are terraced into the gentle north-facing slope providing level interiors of between 3.5 metres and 6.8 metres in diameter. Most of the huts (see related records) adjoin elements of the Dartmeet parallel reave system (SX 67 SE 95). Entrances, where apparent, lie in the south-east or east quadrants.
(SX 6712 7129) Diameter 6.6 metres, walls 1.5 metres wide, 0.8 metres high. South-eastern entrance.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV140061Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX67SE42. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV140063Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1990. DAP/QF. Devon Aerial Photograph. 1-8.
SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2373-2374.
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. [Mapped feature: #119427 ]
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. 183, Map 60.4.

Associated Monuments

MDV27685Related to: Dartmeet parallel reave system on Holne Moor (Monument)
MDV6478Related to: Hut circle 275 metres south-west of Hangman's Pit, Holne (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 13 2019 12:41PM