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HER Number:MDV76178
Name:Hut Platform on Ridding Down


Possible Prehistoric hut platform identified on Ridding Down


Grid Reference:SX 582 609
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCornwood
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishCORNWOOD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric barrows and hut platforms, remains of parallel reave system dating to the Bronze Age and enclosure of unknown date on Ridding Down

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 1363913

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT PLATFORM (Unknown date)

Full description

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

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, SX55NE (Cartographic). SDV337243.

Not shown on aerial photograph interpretation.

National Monuments Record, 2002, 1363913 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV343990.

A level scoop cut into a north-east facing hill slope on Ridding Down. It measures 6.5 metres across with a 0.3 metre high back scarp and 0.2 metre front scarp. No stone or trace of a structure is visible. The origin and function of this scoop is unknown although it is similar to a Prehistoric hut stance.

Fletcher, M., 2002, The Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Ridding Down: Survey Report (Report - Survey). SDV343412.

Shown on Crownhill Down Survey on Ridding Down. Other details: Figure 3 and Crownhill Down Survey.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV337243Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. SX55NE. Air Photographs Unit. Map (Paper).
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV343412Report - Survey: Fletcher, M.. 2002. The Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Ridding Down: Survey Report. English Heritage Report. AI/31/2002. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV343990National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2002. 1363913. National Monuments Record Index. A4 Single Sheet + Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4559 - Archaeological Landscape of Crownhill Down and Riddding Down

Date Last Edited:Dec 22 2009 10:16AM