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HER Number:MDV6544
Name:Hut circle settlement 240 metres east of Challacombe Cross


Small settlement south-west of Moor Gate comprising four possible huts and apparently associated with hut and pound to the north (MDV6543).


Grid Reference:SX 697 830
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishNorth Bovey
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH BOVEY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 443858
  • National Monuments Record: SX68SE61
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/6
  • Old SAM County Ref: 885

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC (Between) to 701 BC (Between))
  • UNENCLOSED HUT CIRCLE SETTLEMENT (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC (Between) to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Ancient Monuments, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV314979.

Vis=3/3/1971 (ancient monuments) os 6" xc/sw. Hut circles south west of moor gate. One of five hut circles

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV314981.

Des=gibson, a. /2/2/1988. Vis=/4/1986 (gibson) 6 hut circles.4 on w and 2 on e side of med boundary.2 on e + 2 on w cut by ditch of boundary. Surveyed by leicester university dept. Archaeology. Southern most hut appears to have been excavated.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953/1978, SX68SE61 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV314972.

(06/05/1953) SX 6976 8306: Single walled hut circle, 9 metres in diameter, with an orthostat clearly marking the doorway on the eastern side.
SX 6976 8304: As above, except that the doorway is less clearly marked but still on the eastern side. The ground slopes gently from south to north.
(16/06/1978) This homestead remains as described in the field report of 06-MAY-1953.
Additionally, two other crude circles, probably type 1 auxiliary huts, lie at SX 6977 8307 and SX 6975 8303 with respective diameters of 6.5 metres and 5 metres, both are up to 0.4 metres high. The larger is partly overlain by a modern field boundary.
Surveyed at 1:2500 on MSD.

National Monuments Record, 1979, SF1508, 880-886 (Aerial Photograph). SDV346563.

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

Five hut circles are visible on 1979 aerial and recorded on map overlay.

Environment Agency WMS, 2019, LiDAR DSM data (1m resolution), 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362957.

Two huts visible on lidar data.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV314972Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953/1978. SX68SE61. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV314979Report - Survey: Ancient Monuments.
SDV314981Migrated Record:
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.
SDV346563Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1979. SF1508. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 880-886.
SDV362957Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 2019. LiDAR DSM data (1m resolution), 2019. Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. [Mapped feature: #136854 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV6545Parent of: Hut circle south-west of Moor Gate (Monument)
MDV6546Parent of: Hut circle south-west of Moor Gate (Monument)
MDV6547Parent of: Hut circle south-west of Moor Gate (Monument)
MDV27730Related to: FIELD SYSTEM in the Parish of North Bovey (Monument)
MDV27727Related to: RIDGE AND FURROW in the Parish of North Bovey (Monument)
MDV6543Related to: Small pound with hut on Shapley Common (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 12 2022 11:59AM