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HER Number:MDV6485
Name:Hut circle in field north of Combestone Tor

Summary

Hut circle on a north-east slope below Combestone To, measuring 6.7 metres in internal diameter, with walling 1.2 metres wide, 0.7 metres high. There is no obvious entrance; large upright slabs extend around its north-east side. Faint traces of a parallel reave system are visible to the south-east of the hut

Location

Grid Reference:SX 670 720
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX67SE48
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/93
  • Old SAM County Ref: 976
  • Pastscape: 442995

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223, pt 1 5304 (Aerial Photograph). SDV147275.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 2373-2374 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.


Royal Air Force, 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2588, 5052-3 (Aerial Photograph). SDV168641.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951, SX67SE48, map and plan (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV140761.

(Visited 16/11/1951) Hut circle at SX 6708 7207 Well defined hut circle 7.0 metres in diameter, walls 1.3 metres high. Five stones still standing on the north-east; remaining stones are at various angles.


Fox, A., 1954, Celtic Fields and Farms on Dartmoor in Light of Recent Excavations at Kestor, 87 (Article in Serial). SDV231175.

One of a group supposed to contain five hut circles.


Department of Environment, 1975, Record Form (Site Visit). SDV140764.

Hut circles and field system south-west of Combestone Wood. Hut circle A. With large upright stones lining walls, with collapsed walls still 0.9 metres high and 1.83 metres thick. Covered with bracken and gorse.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX67SE48 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV140757.

On a north-east slope below Combestone Tor at 306 metres OD is the remains of a Type 2 (SX 56 NE 71) hut circle. It measures 6.7 metres in internal diameter, the walling averaging 1.2 metres wide and 0.7 metres high. There is no obvious entrance; large upright slabs extend around its north-east side (See GP).
Faint traces of a parallel reave system are visible to the south-east of the hut (See SX 67 SE 95). Surveyed at 1:2500 on MSD.


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

Single hut circle visible on 1946 aerial photograph.


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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV140063Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1990. DAP/QF. Devon Aerial Photograph. 1-8.
SDV140757Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX67SE48. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown.
SDV140761Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951. SX67SE48. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. map and plan.
SDV140764Site Visit: Department of Environment. 1975. Record Form. Inspector of Ancient Monuments Record Form. Unknown.
SDV147275Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). pt 1 5304.
SDV168641Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2588. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. 5052-3.
SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2373-2374.
SDV231175Article in Serial: Fox, A.. 1954. Celtic Fields and Farms on Dartmoor in Light of Recent Excavations at Kestor. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. 20. Unknown. 87.
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.

Associated Monuments

MDV27685Related to: Dartmeet parallel reave system on Holne Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 6 2019 10:23AM