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HER Number:MDV7015
Name:Hut circle 500 metres on Tawton Common south of Moorside

Summary

One of two hut circles on South Tawton Common, south of Moorside. This site is included in the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 652 917
Map Sheet:SX69SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Tawton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH TAWTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Two prehistoric hut circles on South Tawton Common

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SE/62
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/138, 5443 (Aerial Photograph). SDV238391.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1974, SX69SE10 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV238390.

Two hut circles lie on an easterly slope in an area of reclaimed moorland.
A: Hut circle at SX65219172. Double-walled type measuring 9.5 metres in diameter with walls up to 1.0 metre in height and a southern entrance.


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

One of two hut circles on South Tawton Common. Two hut circles visible and recorded.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 199, Map 39.5 (Monograph). SDV219155.

One of a pair of large hut circles, levelled into the hillside within a bracken-covered field. Both circles measure 9.0 metres in diameter.


Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.


Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

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. 199, Map 39.5.
SDV238390Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1974. SX69SE10. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV238391Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/138. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 5443.
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.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #99323 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV27508Related to: Hut circle 240 meters west of Higher Blackaton (Monument)
MDV7016Related to: Hut circle 530 meters south of Moorside (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 25 2013 3:07PM