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HER Number:MDV6501
Name:Hut in reave system south of Saddle Bridge

Summary

Hut in reave system; one of a group of five originally recorded by the Ordnance Survey in 1950. Survey in 1996 recorded the diameter as 5.7 metres internally, walls 1.3 metres wide, 0.6 metres high. Possible entrance to the north.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 664 716
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

  • National Monuments Record: SX 67 SE 201
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/105/1
  • Pastscape: 1065075

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX67SE58, D (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV277634.

(27/4/1950) Group of five hut circles named A-E. Hut circle D (SX 6644 7160). A very fragmentary hut circle 7.5 metres in diameter. Entrance to south-east.


National Monument Record, 1977, NMR SX6672/2, 164-165 (Aerial Photograph). SDV277635.


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

Only this hut circle is visible on the 1977 aerial photograph.


Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 198, Map 61.1 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Depicted by Butler (hut 4; 6.5 metres). This hut has been dug into, the only remaining stone of any size being one of the entrance slabs.


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 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 66445 71618, diameter 5.7 metres internally, walls 1.3 metres wide, 0.6 metres high. Possible entrance to the north.


Environment Agency WMS, 1998-2016, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution) (Cartographic). SDV360209.

Hut outline visible.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV277634Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX67SE58. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. D.
SDV277635Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1977. NMR SX6672/2. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 164-165.
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 61.1.
SDV360209Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 1998-2016. LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. [Mapped feature: #119639 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV27685Part of: Dartmeet parallel reave system on Holne Moor (Monument)
MDV6500Related to: Hut circle in reave system south of Saddle Bridge (Monument)
MDV6505Related to: Hut in reave system south of Saddle Bridge (Monument)
MDV6502Related to: Hut in reave system south of Saddle Bridge (Monument)
MDV6503Related to: Hut in reave system south of Saddle Bridge (Monument)
MDV6504Related to: Hut in reave system south 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 12:59PM