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HER Number:MDV6590
Name:Hut circle north of Bush Down, Chagford

Summary

North-western of four hut circles on north side of Bush Down shown on historic maps.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 684 824
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX68SE421
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1572691
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/31
  • Old SAM County Ref: 971A
  • Pastscape: 1572691

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

North-western of four 'Hut Circcles' shown on 19th century map.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

North-western of four 'Hut Circles' shown on early 20th century map.

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1995, 3358-59 (Aerial Photograph). SDV224714.

Visible on aerial photographs.

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2149, 4316 (Aerial Photograph). SDV282746.

Ordnance Survey, 1953-1969, 1953-1969 National Grid OS A edition imperial (Cartographic). SDV352727.

(Centred at SX68438243) Hut Circles (1963).

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1978, SX68SE13 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV276713.

(16/06/1978) A group of 4 hut circles on Chagford Common. Centred at SX68418243 at circa 1350 feet OD, all are of orthostatic construction. Two are centred at SX68458240, slightly terraced into the north-facing slope.
'A' has a diameter of 8.0m, up to 0.7m high, with a portaled entrance in the west.
'B' is 7.0m in diameter, 0.7m high, with an entrance on the east.
Two similar circles lie further down the slope at SX68418246, both being 7.0m in diameter, up to 0.7m high, and with entrances in the south-east.
There is a fifth possible hut circle in close proximity at SX68408247. It is also 7.0m in diameter, 0.3m high, but is somewhat fragmented. Surveyed at 1:2500 on MSD.

Robinson, R., 1983, List of Field Monument Warden Visits (Site Visit). SDV114314.

Visited on 20th April 1983.

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

Four hut circles, along with the reaves, are visible and recorded.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 29, Map 25 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Group of huts '3' on north side of Bush Down. Only 3 metres separates each of the lower group of three huts all about 6.5 metres diameter and built of large slabs, many now displaced and overgrown.

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

Visible on aerial photograph.

Ordnance Survey, 2022, Mastermap 2022 (Cartographic). SDV364674.

Hut circle shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2022, National Heritage List for England, 1002646 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364675.

Visited on 29th October 1975. Four hut circles on Bush Down. Hut a overgrown with heather and grass. Walls of double concentric ring of upright stones, with some fill of smaller stones in between. Near a series of field walls or reaves to the east. Vis=20/4/1983 (robinson). Fmw visit. Vis=four hut circles, along with the reaves, are visible and recorded (rchm app 1985).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV114314Site Visit: Robinson, R.. 1983. List of Field Monument Warden Visits.
SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 29, Map 25.
SDV224714Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1995. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3358-59.
SDV276713Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1978. SX68SE13. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV282746Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2149. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4316.
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.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV352727Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1953-1969. 1953-1969 National Grid OS A edition imperial. Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #136350 ]
SDV364674Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2022. Mastermap 2022. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV364675National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2022. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1002646.

Associated Monuments

MDV6591Related to: Hut circle north of Bush Down, Chagford (Monument)
MDV6592Related to: Hut circle north of Bush Down, Chagford (Monument)
MDV6593Related to: Hut circle north of Bush Down, Chagford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7505 - Boveycombehedd, Chagford: An Archaeological Investigation of a Diachronic Landscape

Date Last Edited:Mar 26 2022 11:32AM