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HER Number:MDV6704
Name:Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement on Chagford Common, Chagford

Summary

One of at least six hut circles within the central of three Prehistorc settlements on Chagford Common

Location

Grid Reference:SX 680 834
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/120/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 28728

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1964, RAF/F64/58/6399, 20-21 (Aerial Photograph). SDV255307.

Photograph taken on 2nd July 1964.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP149383 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 29th January 1999. Stone hut circle forming part of an enclosed Prehistoric settlement on Chagford Common. Earthwork of 6.7 metres diameter with a single orthostat wall 2.1 metres wide by 0.8 metres high. The north-east sector has a single orthostat with stone defining the inside edge. A south facing gap may represent a doorway. Covered in grass and short gorse.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 30, Map 25 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Hut 10 on the northern perimeter of Settlement 6 is 6.9 metres diameter and separated from Hut 9 by a tinner's ditch.


Passmore, A. J., 1997, Boveycombehedd, Chagford, Devon: an archaeological investigation of a Diachronic landscape, 14, Figure 3 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV360382.

Hut 5 built into the northern perimeter of Prehistoric enclosure (B) with an internal dimension of 7 metres by 3 metres and an entrance on the south-east. This hut is separated from Hut 6 by a tinner's gully.


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

Circular feature visible on data.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Feature visible on aerial photograph.


Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England, 1018926 (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

The monument includes three agglomerated enclosures containing stone hut circles, a cairn cemetery, post-medieval fields, an openwork, streamworks, and a tin mine situated on an east facing slope of Chagford Common overlooking the Walla Brook.
The central agglomerated enclosure includes at least eleven elements and contains six stone hut circles.
The southern agglomerated enclosure which has been partially overlain by a post-medieval field system containing ridge and furrow is associated with at least five stone hut circles. The stone hut circles survive as circular or oval banks each surrounding an internal area which varies from 6 sq m to 78.5 sq m, with the average being 34.6 sq m. The height of the surrounding walls varies between 0.6m and 1.05m, with the average being 0.74m. Six of the huts have visible doorways, nine are attached to field boundary banks and they are all of orthostatic or rubble bank construction.


National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape, 443869, SX68SE69 (Website). SDV360651.

Crop mark of a hut circle at SX 68038348.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 30, Map 25.
SDV255307Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1964. RAF/F64/58/6399. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 20-21.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP149383.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV360209Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 1998-2016. LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. [Mapped feature: #98353 ]
SDV360382Post-Graduate Thesis: Passmore, A. J.. 1997. Boveycombehedd, Chagford, Devon: an archaeological investigation of a Diachronic landscape. King Alfred's College, Winchester. A4 Comb Bound. 14, Figure 3.
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 443869, SX68SE69.
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1018926.

Associated Monuments

MDV6707Part of: Prehistoric Settlement on Chagford Common, Chagford (Monument)
MDV64186Related to: Hut Circle within Prehistorc settlement on Chagford Common, Chagford (Monument)
MDV64189Related to: Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement on Chagford Common, Chagford (Monument)
MDV6706Related to: Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement on Chagford Common, Chagford (Monument)
MDV64190Related to: Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement on Chagford Common, Chagford (Monument)
MDV43224Related to: Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlements on Chagford Common, Chagford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Mar 16 2018 11:59AM