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Monument Number 442904

Hob Uid: 442904
Location :
Widecombe in the Moor
Grid Ref : SX6762073420
Summary : The remains of a Bronze Age hut circle on the south-west slope of Yar Tor to the east of Dartmeet. It measures 9 metres diameter internally with double walling of 2 metres width and 1 metres high. The entrance is visible on the SSW side.
More information : SX 67637342 Hut Circle (NR) (1)

Part of a Bronze Age/Iron Age settlement with associated fields
(see also SX 67 SE 16). (2)

Hut circle and fields visible. (3)

On the wouth west slope of Yartor Down at 302m OD is a hut
circle, joined to a field wall of the parallel reave system
(SX 67 SE 94). It is of Type 2 (SX 56 NE 71) with an internal
diameter of 9.6m and double walling of large boulders totalling
1.8m wide and 0.7m high. There is an entrance gap on the south.

Surveyed at 1:2500 on MSD. (4)

This hut circle survives with elements of both internal and external walls visible. The internal wall consists of several edge-set orthostats. The interior is level with some tumble and a probable entrance oriented approximately SSW. The hut is built into the corner of an enclosure. Internal diameter (ie across the internal wall) 9m and the walls are 2.0m thick. The height of the internal wall is 1.0m high and the external wall is 1.5m high. The hut is associated with the walls of a small enclosure, which is itself attached to reaves of the Dartmeet system. Some of the walls have been refurbished in the post-prehistoric period and additional enclosures added to the west, comprising wall banks with stone faces with external ditches. A gully of unknown purpose has been cut just to the north of the hut circle. (5)

Depicted and described by Butler (5a)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1963
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Source : Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society
Source details : A Fox
Page(s) : 99, 101
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Vol(s) : 20, 1954
Source Number : 3
Source : Aerial photograph
Source details : (RAF CPE/UK/2149/3421-2 11 June 1947)
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NJA 03-JUN-80
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Newman, P 14-MAR-2008 EH Archaeological Field Investigation
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Source Number : 5A
Source details : Butler J 1991Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Vol 1 The East
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
Monument End Date : -700
Monument Start Date : -2600
Monument Type : Hut Circle, Enclosure
Evidence : Ruined Building

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 67 SE 17
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 67 SE 17
Start Date : 1980-06-03
End Date : 1980-06-03
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2008-02-04
End Date : 2008-04-30