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HER Number:MDV6498
Name:Hut circle by road 170 metres south-east of Saddle Bridge


One of a pair of huts with associated enclosures south-east of Saddle Bridge, this hut is partly buried under the roadside bank; only a few large slabs are visible around the raised interior. Internal diameter recorded in 1977 as 6.6 metres.


Grid Reference:SX 666 718
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishHolne
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX67SE56
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/104/1
  • Old SAM County Ref: 345A
  • Pastscape: 443019

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950/1977, SX67SE56 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV139700.

(Visited 27/4/1950). Hut circle A (SX6660 7185). A very vague and fragmentary hut circle, diameter 7.0 metres. Probable entrance to south-east.
(Visited 12/07/1977) (now described as hut 'B'). Free standing hut circle, internal diameter 6.6 metres. In fair condition. Almost filled with silt wash from the road. At SX 6658 7185.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, Map 60.19 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Butler's Hut 1 (6.3 metres), partly buried under the roadside bank; only a few large slabs are visible around the raised interior.

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

Huts B and C are as described in 1977, though the interpretation of the feature at SX 6654 7183 (hut A) as a hut is erroneous. This feature appears to be the product of a slight natural scarp the end of a BA field boundary and disturbance caused by the adjacent streamworkings.
The ground evidence suggests that this small settlement consisting of two well-constructed huts and the adjacent enclosures (on both sides of the road) respect but overlie the elements of the Dartmeet parallel reave system (SX 67 SE 95) in this area. Such a relationship is paralleled at Round Pound near Castor Rock which has been excavated and interpreted as Iron Age.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV139700Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950/1977. SX67SE56. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
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 60.19.

Associated Monuments

MDV6497Related to: Enclosure south-east of Saddle Bridge (Monument)
MDV12974Related to: Feature previously described as a hut circle south-east of Saddle Bridge (Monument)
MDV6499Related to: Hut circle 200 metres south-east of Saddle Bridge (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7100 - Holne Moor Survey

Date Last Edited:Sep 2 2019 3:31PM