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HER Number:MDV79742
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 686 737
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

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.
SX68697377 A possible hut circle set against the west side of a reave. The interior is silted but some stone is visible but there is no definable entrance. The hut measures 7.3 meters diameter with walls 1.2 meters thick and 0.6 meters high.

Sources / Further Reading

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. [Mapped feature: #106542 ]
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)
MDV79743Related to: Hut circle in Dartmeet parallel reave system (Monument)
MDV16720Related to: Hut circle in Dartmeet parallel reave system (Monument)
MDV79741Related to: Hut circle in Dartmeet parallel reave system (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 24 2015 10:16AM