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HER Number:MDV8039
Name:Hut circles in reave system on Blackslade Down

Summary

Hut circles on Blackslade Down; one is attached to a cross reave, while a second single hut is located just below a leat. Both are in poor condition and are declining.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 736 746
Map Sheet:SX77SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBuckland in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBUCKLAND IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and walling remains of a Bronze Age coaxial field system around Pil Tor with remains of reaves, enclosures, hut circle settlements including Foales Arrishes, continuing south onto Blackslade Down

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 445340
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77SW/66
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SX77SW38 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV283365.

Air photographs show what appears to be at least two hut circles within an enclosure at SX73757464.


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


Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2149, 4409-10 (Aerial Photograph). SDV282746.


National Monuments Record, 1977, SX7374, 2 (Aerial Photograph). SDV314947.


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

Rectilinear enclosure visible attached to reave and lying within a parallel reave system. It has two hut circles incorporated into its walls.


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

Hut circle attached to a cross reave is faintly visible on the aerial photograph. Map object based on this source.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 49, Fig 18 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Hut circle on Blackslade Down at SX73653 74661; hut circle attached to a cross reave. A second single hut is located at SX73693 74721, just below a leat. Both are in poor condition and are declining. Map object based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV282746Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2149. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4409-10.
SDV283365Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SX77SW38. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV314947Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. SX7374. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2.
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.
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.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 49, Fig 18.

Associated Monuments

MDV25167Related to: Dry leat on Buckland Common (Monument)
MDV25215Related to: Parallel reaves on Blackslade Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Feb 26 2016 9:58AM