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HER Number:MDV6505
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 1977 recorded the diameter as 4.5 metres internally, walls 1.1 metres wide, 0.5 metres high. Entrance to east. Further visit in 1995 recorded the hut unchanged.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 663 715
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 93
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/109
  • Pastscape: 443128

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

(27/4/1950) Group of five hut circles named A-E. Hut circle E (SX 6636 7157). A small hut; 5.0 metres diameter. Walling of large turf-covered stones. Entrance to south-east.


National Monuments Record, 1977, NMR SX6672/1, 158-161 (Aerial Photograph). SDV244382.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX67SE93 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV277585.

(Visited 18/7/1977) At SX 6635 7156 is a hut in poor condition with levelled interior and an eastern entrance. Internal diameter 4.5 metres, walls 1.1 metres thick, 0.5 metres high. Associated with parallel reave system and collection of huts to the north; a group of four hut circles. All are in poor condition, have levelled interiors and entrance on east (note: there are no individual descriptions from this visit, but these correspond to SX67SE/105, 106, 107, 108).


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

Hut circle visible incorporated into a reave of the parallel reave system SX67SE/248. Visible on 1977 aerial photograph.


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

Butler's hut 3 (4.5 metres in diameter).


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

(Visited 13/11/1995) This feature is as described in 1977.


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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV244382Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. NMR SX6672/1. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 158-161.
SDV277585Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX67SE93. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV277634Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX67SE58. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. E.
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.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #119645 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV27685Part of: Dartmeet parallel reave system on Holne Moor (Monument)
MDV6501Related 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 12:07PM