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HER Number:MDV6709
Name:Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement on Chagford Common

Summary

One of four hut circles within Prehistoric settlement on Chagford Common. Diameter measures 8-10 metres. Earthwork wall 2.7 metres wide, 0.8 metres high. Has been damaged by later historic cultivation. Grass and bracken covered. Additional small possible hut to the north-east recorded by Gerrard.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 677 829
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishChagford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHAGFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/120/13
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/120/14
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX68SE/120/5
  • Old SAM Ref: 28728

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

SX68SE74, 443874, SX68SE74 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV244650.

A bracken covered Bronze Age stone hut circle, one of a number which survive on Chagford Common


Gerrard, S., Untitled Source, MPP 149380-81, 29/1/1999 (Migrated Record). SDV246637.

SX67758295 Stone hut circle forming part an enclosed prehistoric settlement on Chagford Common. Diameter 10 metres. Earthwork wall 2.7 metres wide, 0.8 metres high. Has been damaged by later historic cultivation. Grass and bracken covered.
SX67808298
Diameter 2.8 metres. Single orthostat wall 1 metre wide, 0.6 metres high. Probable hut. Survives best on the downslope (east side) where four edge set stones are clearly visible.


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

Photograph taken on 2nd July 1964.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 29-30, map 25 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Hut 1 in the Prehistoric settlement on Chagford Common is little more than a levelled circular platform.


Passmore, A. J., 1997, Boveycombehedd, Chagford, Devon: an archaeological investigation of a Diachronic landscape, 10-12, Figure 2 (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV360382.

Hut 1 in Enclosure A with internal dimensions of 8 metres by 7 metres with an entrance on the south side. It gives the impression of being levelled into the hillside but without the upstanding banks of the other hut circles associated with this enclosure. This may be due to ploughing in this area.


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

Circular feature visible on survey.


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.

'Three agglomerated enclosures containing stone hut circles, a cairn cemetery, post-medieval fields and tinworks on Chagford Common'.


National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape, 2002 (Website). SDV360651.

Previous condition unknown. Bracken covered (citing Probert, S., 07/11/2002, Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England, Field Investigators Comments).

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. 29-30, map 25.
SDV244650Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: SX68SE74. 443874, SX68SE74.
SDV246637Migrated Record: Gerrard, S.. MPP 149380-81, 29/1/1999.
SDV255307Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1964. RAF/F64/58/6399. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 20-21.
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: #98367 ]
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. 10-12, Figure 2.
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 2002.
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1018926.

Associated Monuments

MDV6708Part of: Prehistoric Settlement on Chagford Common, Chagford (Monument)
MDV43222Related to: Hut Circle associated with Prehistoric Settlement on Chagford Common, Chagford (Monument)
MDV43223Related to: Hut Circle associated with Prehistoric Settlement on Chagford Common, Chagford (Monument)
MDV121069Related to: Two Small Enclosures associated with Prehistoric Settlement on Chagford Common, Chagford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2018 1:48PM