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HER Number:MDV6706
Name:Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement on Chagford Common, Chagford

Summary

Hut circle within the central of three Prehistoric settlements on Chagford Common with a small D-shaped enclosure attached to the south

Location

Grid Reference:SX 678 833
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/120/11
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/120/3
  • 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.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Hut circle shown on aerial photograph with possibly a second hut circle shown to the south-east.


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

Hut 8 within Prehistoric Settlement 6 on Chagford Common is 7.6 metres diameter and opens onto a small D-shaped enclosure on its south side. The rest of its wall being surrounded by a bank about 1 metre beyond it. A pair of earthfast slabs show through the turf on the downhill side.


Cosford, J., 1991-2, Chagford Common, Hut VII (Worksheet). SDV244606.

Hut VII circa 7.5 metres diameter with grassgrown rubble type walls. Edges of about 6 original wall stones visible and no obvious entrance.


Passmore, A. J., 1997, Boveycombehedd, Chagford, Devon: an archaeological investigation of a Diachronic landscape, 12-14, Figure 3 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV360382.

Hut 4 built into an internal field division within Enclosure (B) has internal dimensions of 8 by 7 metres and an entrance on the south side. The hut has been robbed for stone. A small D-shaped enclosure is shown attached to the south side of this hut.


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

Circular feature on the north side of a small D-shaped enclosure shown on data.


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

Circular 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, 443871, SX68SE71 (Website). SDV360651.

Vegetation mark of a hut circle.

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.
SDV244606Worksheet: Cosford, J.. 1991-2. Chagford Common. Hut VII.
SDV255307Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1964. RAF/F64/58/6399. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 20-21.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
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: #98357 ]
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. 12-14, Figure 3.
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 443871, SX68SE71.
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)
MDV64190Related to: Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement on Chagford Common, Chagford (Monument)
MDV6704Related 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 3:07PM