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HER Number:MDV79741
Name:Hut circle in Dartmeet parallel reave system


Hut circle on the south side of Corndon Down, within the Dartmeet parallel reave system.


Grid Reference:SX 687 737
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Dartmeet Parallel Reave System. Earthworks of an extensive area of prehistoric remains including complex field system, numerous hut circles, enclosures and cairns, overlain by medieval remains including Vaghill Warren, farmsteads and a large field syste

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 443216
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX67SE123 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV315568.

On the south-east slope of Corndon Tor, three hut circles are situated within the parallel reave system. They are of Type 2 hut circles. The diameters of their levelled interiors range from 5.8 meters to 8.0 meters, with walling averaging 0.9 meters thick and 0.6 meters high. All are in poor condition with no visible entrances. The hut at SX68857370 is cut by a modern wall.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East (Monograph). SDV299725.

One of a pair of huts around 6.8 meters in diameter positioned on either side of a rectangular field.

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

Part of Dartmeet coaxial field system (Northern Part) which was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 2004. Other details: Site 43.

English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345521.

Position of hut circle within reave system shown.

Newman, P., 2008, English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report (Report - Survey). SDV347029.

Three confirmed hut circles, one possible and one doubtful hut circle on the lower south slope of Corndon Tor. Two of the huts are incorporated into small rectangular enclosures, formed by subdivisions associated with reaves of the Dartmeet system. The enclosure walls are very subtle and fragmentary, consisting of low turf banks with some mostly buried stone visible in places.
SX68767373 A possible hut circle visible as a semi circular turf mound adjoining an enclosure wall. The interior is level and there is no definable entrance. This semi-circle measures 7.8 meters in diameter with walls 1.6 meters thick and 0.5 meters high.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume.
SDV315568Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX67SE123. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #106541 ]
SDV347029Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2008. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV6030Part of: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)
MDV79742Related to: Hut circle in Dartmeet parallel reave system (Monument)
MDV79743Related to: Hut circle in Dartmeet parallel reave system (Monument)
MDV16720Related to: Hut circle in Dartmeet parallel reave system (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 24 2015 10:15AM