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HER Number:MDV7555
Name:Hut circles north of Rippon Tor

Summary

Faint remains of a small prehistoric hut circle are located on the north-east lower slopes of Rippon Tor. Old aerial photograph project noted three more to the east of that noted in the 2015 survey, on the 1940s aerial photograph, but these cannot be seen on any of the more recent aerial shots.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 748 757
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and stone walls of a Bronze Age parallel reave system on Mountsland, Halshanger and Horridge Commons, comprising the remains of a field system, hut circle settlements, enclosures and cairns, and surface remains of 19th century Hemsworthy Mine

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/108
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, CPE/UK/1824, 4166-4167 (Aerial Photograph). SDV288056.


Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

At least four hut circles are visible on the aerial photography south of a reave crossing Bagtor Down.


Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, vol v 1086 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.


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

Crop mark of hut circles. Not visible on National Monuments Record photograph.


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

One hut is clearly visible on the aerial photograph at SX74843 75801. None of the other three to the east could be confirmed.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 49, figure 19 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

A hut circle north of Rippon Tor. Faint remains of a small prehistoric hut circle are located on the north-east lower slopes of Rippon Tor. Condition is stable. SX74843 75801.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV288056Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. CPE/UK/1824. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4166-4167.
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.
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 1086.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped features: #102635 ; #102636 ; #102637 ; #102638 ]
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 49, figure 19.

Associated Monuments

MDV26618Related to: Parallel reaves on Bagtor Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 7 2016 8:56AM