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HER Number:MDV6495
Name:Hut 135 metres south-west of Saddle Bridge


Hut in reave system; one of a group of three with an enclosure originally recorded by the Ordnance Survey in 1950. Survey in 1996 recorded as hut with diameter of 7.0 metres internally, walls 1.6 metres wide, 1.1 metres high. Entrance to south-east, massively built.


Grid Reference:SX 663 718
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Part of the Dartmeet parallel reave system east of Down Ridge. Earthworks and walling remains of a Bronze Age field system adjoining the Venford Reave, with numerous hut circles, enclosures, cairns and a later medieval field system

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/102
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950/1977, SX67SE55, B (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV217554.

(Visited 27/4/1950) Hut B (SX 6633 7184) One of group of three hut circles. Diameter 8.5 metres, double walled type. Walls of very large turf-covered stones. Entrance to south-east.
(Visited 18/07/1977). Hut situated at SX 6632 7184. Well preserved, levelled interior, eastern entrance.

National Monument Record, 1977, NMR SX6672/3, 166-170 (Aerial Photograph). SDV144287.

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

Visible on 1977 aerial photograph.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 198, Map 60.1 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Butler's hut 12 (7.3 metres); a good example, with an impressive slab up-ended in the wall.

Probert, S. A. J., 1995-1997, Royal Commission Survey on Down Ridge (Report - Survey). SDV363196.

(Visited 10/01/1996) SX 665718. A group of ten hut circles within a well-developed portion of the Dartmeet Parallel Reave System (locally SX 67 SE 95) in Slade Newtake south-west of Saddle Bridge.
The huts (see related records) are mostly relatively large with diameters in the range of 3.7 metres to 7.0 metres and well preserved. Their walls are well-defined and sometimes massively built with upright slabs and coursed boulders. Entrances, where apparent, are usually in the south-eastern quadrant. Most of the huts lie in a series of small regular enclosures subdividing the large rectangular blocks between the axial elements of the parallel system. A solitary cairn (SX 67 SE 208) lies at SX 66416 71764 at the centre of the settlement.
Hut at SX 66334 71849, diameter 7.0 metres internally, walls 1.6 metres wide, 1.1 metres high. Entrance to south-east, massively built.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Visible on aerial photography.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV144287Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1977. NMR SX6672/3. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 166-170.
SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2373.
SDV217554Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950/1977. SX67SE55. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. B.
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. 198, Map 60.1.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #119648 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV27685Related to: Dartmeet parallel reave system on Holne Moor (Monument)
MDV6493Related to: Hut 120 metres south-west of Saddle Bridge (Monument)
MDV6494Related to: Hut circle in enclosure 75 metres south-west of Saddle Bridge (Monument)
MDV12995Related to: Pillow mound south-west of Saddle Bridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8146 - Royal Commission Survey at Down Ridge and Swincombe

Date Last Edited:Sep 2 2019 12:54PM