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HER Number:MDV8717
Name:Hut circle settlement on Vogwell Down

Summary

Settlement consisting of a group of three hut circles to the north of Vogwell Down. This site is included in the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 722 813
Map Sheet:SX78SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SW/4
  • Old SAM County Ref: 757
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953, SX78SW7 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV305287.

Group of three Bronze Age hut circles. Other details: sketch plan and copy of a photograph included.


Unknown, 1969, Ancient Monuments (Site Visit). SDV346437.

Site allegedly threatened by ploughing and/or afforestation.


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

There is broken ground and differential vegetation growth on the north part of Vogwell Down, but the hut circles are not visible on aerial photograph: RAF/CPE/UK/1824/3038 (4/11/1946).


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

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.


English Heritage, 2008, Scheduled Ancient Monuments in Dartmoor National Park (GIS layer) (Interpretation). SDV346436.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV305287Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953. SX78SW7. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
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.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV346436Interpretation: English Heritage. 2008. Scheduled Ancient Monuments in Dartmoor National Park (GIS layer). Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #108792 ]
SDV346437Site Visit: Unknown. 1969. Ancient Monuments. Ancient Monuments. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV8718Parent of: Hut circle north of Vogwell Down (Monument)
MDV8719Parent of: Hut circle north of Vogwell Down (Monument)
MDV8720Parent of: Hut circle north of Vogwell Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 5 2013 2:26PM