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HER Number:MDV103556
Name:Enclosure with hut circle 220 metres north of Saddle Tor, Ilsington


Enclosure with hut circle north of Saddle Tor. Located within parallel reave system.


Grid Reference:SX 750 766
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and stone walls of a Bronze age parallel reave system on Haytor Down with a number of hut circle settlements, enclosures and prehistoric cairns, plus 19th century Bagtor Tin Mine

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 21, Map 1 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Emsworthy Rocks south settlement is a small sub-rectangular enclosure only 0.2 hectares in area and unconnected to the parallel reave system. The enclosing bank is up to 0.3 metres high with an overgrown hut circle platform of 5 metres diameter in the corner of the wider end.

Newman, P., 2002, Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon, Figure 2 (Report - Survey). SDV346395.

Small irregular shaped enclosure with a hut circle in the north-east corner shown as a non-reave Prehistoric settlement on plan.

English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345521.

A sub rectangular enclosure located on the gently sloping south-western side of Emsworthy Rocks. The enclosure has an area of approximately 0.3 hectares and is constructed of low, turf-covered stoney banks.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 21, Map 1.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #63063 ]
SDV346395Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2002. Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A1/2/1999. A4 Spiral Bound. Figure 2.

Associated Monuments

MDV26958Related to: Parallel reave system south of Haytor Rocks (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7021 - Haytor Down: Survey Report (Ref: A1/2/1999)

Date Last Edited:Nov 25 2016 2:55PM