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HER Number:MDV6500
Name:Hut circle in reave system south of Saddle Bridge

Summary

One of a group of ten hut circles within a well-developed portion of the Dartmeet Parallel Reave System in Slade Newtake south-west of Saddle Bridge. Hut measures 3.8 metres in diameter internally, Crude circle of stones adjacent to outcrop. Not recorded by Butler or Ordnance Survey.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 664 716
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLNE

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

  • National Monuments Record: SX67SE201
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/105
  • Pastscape: 1065075

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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 66419 71650, diameter 3.8 metres internally, Crude circle of stones adjacent to outcrop.

Sources / Further Reading

Associated Monuments

MDV27685Part of: Dartmeet parallel reave system on Holne Moor (Monument)
MDV6501Related to: Hut in reave system south of Saddle Bridge (Monument)
MDV6504Related to: Hut in reave system south of Saddle Bridge (Monument)
MDV6268Related to: Wheal Emma Leat (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8146 - Royal Commission Survey at Down Ridge and Swincombe

Date Last Edited:Sep 2 2019 11:26AM