MDE1266 - Late prehistoric hut circle on Cheriton Ridge (Monument)


A hut circle is shown on an Ordnance Survey map dating to 1962 but has not been located during various field investigations.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

SS 7528 4306. Hut Circle (NR) [1] SS 7529 4306. Cheriton Ridge. Considered very doubtful by Clarke (1938); not found by Grinsell 1969. [2] Neither a hut circle nor the remains of a cairn can be found in this area of peaty moorland, and the publication seems entirely erroneous. [3] No trace of a hut circle was found at the National Grid Reference sited. [4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5] The hut circle is marked on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [6] It is not shown on 2021 MasterMap data. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560.
  • <2> Monograph: Grinsell, L.V.. 1970. The Archaeology of Exmoor: Bideford Bay to Bridgewater. David and Charles Limited. p 194.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Quinnell, N.V.. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, F1, 4 September 1974.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 26 April 1994.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 35269, Extant 19 May 2021.
  • <6>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. [Mapped feature: #47225 ]
  • <7> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap data. 1:2,500.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR (Devonshire): SS74SE/14
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 12276
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE20350
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 SE22
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 35269



Grid reference Centred SS 7528 4306 (16m by 16m)
Map sheet SS74SE

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Record last edited

May 19 2021 12:30PM


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