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HER Number:MDV8797
Name:Hut circle 400 metres south-east of Ford Farm

Summary

One of two hut circles cut into the hillside at the base of a steep northern slope. Constructed of single large boulders with no definite entrance. It has been somewhat mutilated by a leat which has been cut through it.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 736 809
Map Sheet:SX78SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork and walling remains of a pair of Bronze Age hut circles south-east of Ash-House Farm, Manaton

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX78SW/65
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953, SX78SW18 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV303246.

Site visit 23rd March 1953. Hut B. Cit into the hillside at the base of a steep northern slope. One of two hut circles. Constructed of single large boulders with no definite entrance. It has been somewhat mutilated by a leat which has been cut through it but is in a fair state of preservation.


Fox, A., 1954, Celtic Fields and Farms on Dartmoor in Light of Recent Excavations at Kestor, 87 (Article in Serial). SDV231175.

Part of one of two settlements relating to nearby field walls and lynchets.


National Monuments Record, 1979, NMR SF1509, SF1509/199 (Aerial Photograph). SDV262885.


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

Hut circle visible and recorded.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Hut circle marked.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV231175Article in Serial: Fox, A.. 1954. Celtic Fields and Farms on Dartmoor in Light of Recent Excavations at Kestor. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. 20. Unknown. 87.
SDV262885Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1979. NMR SF1509. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. SF1509/199.
SDV303246Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953. SX78SW18. 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.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #108888 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV8762Related to: Hut circle 370 metres south-east of Ford Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 13 2015 3:15PM