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HER Number:MDV7440
Name:Hut Circle north-west of Chinkwell Tor


Prehistoric hut circle to the north-west of Chinkwell Tor


Grid Reference:SX 725 784
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX77NW10
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 445060
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/23
  • Old SAM County Ref: 856A
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX77NW10

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1950, RAF/541/540, 3140-1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV285230.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953, SX77NW10 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV345700.

Constructed on steep rock and scree scattered on the western slope. The hut circle is inset on its eastern side into the slope and the hut floor is horizontal. The western bank of the hut circle has been cut into by the steep sided bank of the bridle road. Conversely the bank to the north west has been widened by refuse from excavations outside. Site covered by fern recently.

Ordnance Survey, 1963-1996, 1963-1996 National Grid OS Metric (Cartographic). SDV350058.

(SX 72577840) Hut Circle (NR) marked on 1963 map.

Ministry of Public Building and Works, 1971, Hut Circle north-west of Chinkwell Tor (Schedule Document). SDV345701.

Hut circle; site of entrance unclear, but probably on the west side. Other details: Monument 856A.

Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, 1052 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

National Monuments Record, 1980, NMR 1746, 288 (Aerial Photograph). SDV345449.

Taken on 21st April 1980.

Robinson, R., 1983, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV345702.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, SX77NW (Cartographic). SDV345445.

Vsible and recorded.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 49, Map 7, Sites 1 and 2 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Hut of 6.8 metres diameter beside the track with most of the double-slabbed wall visible but without an obvious entrance.

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

Hut circle south-east of Pitton was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 2004.

Gerrard, S., 2006, Dartmoor Nationally Important Sites (Cartographic). SDV345607.

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

Hut circle visible on aerial photograph as larger feature than that depicted on modern Ordnance Survey map.

National Monuments Record, 2010, 445060 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV345703.

Hut circle.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

'Hut Circle' shown on modern mapping as a small circular feature slightly cut on the western side by the road.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV285230Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1950. RAF/541/540. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 3140-1.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 49, Map 7, Sites 1 and 2.
SDV337078Report - Survey: Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H.. 1979. An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. Vols I - V. A4 Comb Bound. 1052.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345445Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. SX77NW. Air Photographs Unit. Map (Paper).
SDV345449Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1980. NMR 1746. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 288.
SDV345607Cartographic: Gerrard, S.. 2006. Dartmoor Nationally Important Sites. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV345700Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953. SX77NW10. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV345701Schedule Document: Ministry of Public Building and Works. 1971. Hut Circle north-west of Chinkwell Tor. The Schedule of Monuments. Foolscap.
SDV345702Personal Comment: Robinson, R.. 1983. Field Monument Warden Visit.
SDV345703National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2010. 445060. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #101659 ]
SDV350058Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1963-1996. 1963-1996 National Grid OS Metric. Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 27 2022 10:22AM