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HER Number:MDV6504
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 7.0 metres internally, walls 1.5 metres wide, 0.6 metres high. Entrance to south-east. Massively built.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 663 716
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/108
  • Pastscape (Yes): 1065075

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

(27/4/1950) Group of five hut circles named A-E. Hut circle C (SX 6637 7170). Diameter 8.5 metres, probably of double walled type. Walling consists of large turf-covered stones, 1.5 metres wide and 0.5 metres high. Entrance to south-east.


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.

Hut circle visible within the parallel reave system SX67SE/248, visible on 1977 aerial photograph.


Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 197, Map 61.1 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Depicted by Butler (hut 6: 7.9 metres). The entrance to this hut, facing uphill, is lined with a pair of slabs on either side with possibly the lintel lying across the inner end.


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 66376 71706, diameter 7.0 metres internally, walls 1.5 metres wide, 0.6 metres high. Entrance to south-east. Massively built.


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

Visible on lidar data.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV144287Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1977. NMR SX6672/3. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 166-170.
SDV277634Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX67SE58. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. C.
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. 197, Map 61.1.
SDV360209Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 1998-2016. LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. [Mapped feature: #119641 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV27685Part of: Dartmeet parallel reave system on Holne Moor (Monument)
MDV6500Related to: Hut circle in reave system south of Saddle Bridge (Monument)
MDV6501Related to: Hut 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)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8146 - Royal Commission Survey at Down Ridge and Swincombe

Date Last Edited:Sep 2 2019 12:59PM