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HER Number:MDV7544
Name:HUT CIRCLE in the Parish of Widecombe in the Moor

Summary

Hut circle Vis=11/4/1953 (os) in fair condition with most of the interior walling in position against its encircling bank. Doorway is at se with the ne orthostat still standing. The centre of the hut circle is grass covered as is the bank and the floor is uneven. No associated finds (os). Vis=visible and recorded (rchm app 1985).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 708 756
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of extensive abandoned Medieval field system with well-preserved ridge and furrow on southern Hamel Down and extending to meet Prehistoric parallel reave system with hut circles on Dunstone Down

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/24/2
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/96
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV298411.

Hut circlevis=11/4/1953 (os) in fair condition with most of the interior walling in position against its encircling bank. Doorway is at se with the ne orthostat still standing. The centre of the hut circle is grass covered as is the bank and the floor is uneven. No associated finds (os). Vis=visible and recorded (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV298412.

Osa=sx77nw43/section.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV298413.

Aph=nmr sf1459/36(1/3/1979).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV298414.

Dcra widecombe survey/(1979)vol v 1081.

Linehan, C. D., 1962, A forgotten Manor in Widecombe-in-the-Moor with Notes on its Geology, Archaeology and Mining by H. French, 484 (Article in Serial). SDV288170.

Within the Manor of Jordan or Dewdon, there are Prehistoric hut circles on Bittleford Down, near Wind Tor, on Rowden Ball (with small enclosures), on Drywalls Farm and at Shallowford Ball. There is an ancient burial mound on Wind Tor. Stone age arrowheads, scrapers, spindle whorls of the period are plentiful in the area. Arrowheads and fragments of Neolithic pottery have been found on some of the farms. Pygmy flint implements of the Tardenoisian type have been found in the area - chisel shaped or transverse arrowheads (petits tranchets), olique arrowheads, knife blades less than 1 inch in length. Long, crescents, trapezoids and round scrapers - Mesolithic.

Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, Vol V, 1053 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV288170Article in Serial: Linehan, C. D.. 1962. A forgotten Manor in Widecombe-in-the-Moor with Notes on its Geology, Archaeology and Mining by H. French. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 94. Paperback Volume. 484.
SDV298411Report - Survey: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV298412Migrated Record:
SDV298413Aerial Photograph:
SDV298414Migrated Record:
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. Vol V, 1053.

Associated Monuments

MDV7542Part of: Dunstone Down Field System (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Apr 21 2020 11:09AM