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HER Number:MDV115889
Name:Field system with huts west of Pinchaford


Remains of enclosure walls with at least two hut circles associated with Haytor and Saddle Tor parallel reave system, on the eastern slope of Pinchaford Ball.


Grid Reference:SX 765 766
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

  • National Monuments Record: SX77NE82
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1221554

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • COAXIAL FIELD SYSTEM (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC (Between) to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Everett, C., 1988, Haytor Down - Summary of Archaeological Features, HD89, Map 6 (Report - Survey). SDV359684.

Linear features shown on map as part of the reave system to the east and west of Haytor Rocks.

Newman, P., 1999, 2002, Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon (Revised), 10, Figure 2 (Report - Survey). SDV346395.

(30/03/1999) Centred SX 7656 7666. Remains of enclosure walls and two hut circles associated with the Haytor and Saddle Tor parallel reave system (SX 77 NE 31). The enclosure walls, constructed from granite and now heavily turf-covered, are poorly preserved and amorphous but appear to be associated to an E to W reave. Both huts are attached to enclosure walls.
SX 7651 7670. Internal diameter 4.8m. Turf-covered walls are very spread, some stone visible. A possible door jamb is visible on the S side.
SX 7657 7670. Internal diameter of 7m with walls standing up to 1m high and spread to 3m. Several orthostats survive but no visible entrance. The hut is incorporated into small enclosure on the N side. For plan see RCHME 1999.
NB: the GIS layers based on this survey show three huts, although surveyor only records two (Richards, A. F., 26/05/2022).

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 2002, Haytor Down: The Archaeology (Plan - measured). SDV359685.

Area of fragmentary boundaries shown on survey.

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

Linear features and hut circles shown on survey.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV346395Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 1999, 2002. Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon (Revised). Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A1/2/1999. A4 Spiral Bound. 10, Figure 2. [Mapped feature: #137594 ]
SDV359684Report - Survey: Everett, C.. 1988. Haytor Down - Summary of Archaeological Features. HD89, Map 6.
SDV359685Plan - measured: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 2002. Haytor Down: The Archaeology. A1 Folded.

Associated Monuments

MDV115893Parent of: Enclosure in settlement west of Pinchaford, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV115891Parent of: Hut in settlement west of Pinchaford, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV115892Parent of: Hut in settlement west of Pinchaford, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV132909Parent of: Possible hut in settlement west of Pinchaford, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV26614Part of: Saddle Tor and Haytor parallel reave system (Monument)
MDV132908Related to: Field system south-east of Haytor Rocks (Monument)
MDV115890Related to: Isolated hut circle west of Pinchaford, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV26520Related to: Post Medieval tinworks on Pinchford Ball (Monument)
MDV26616Related to: Tin Streamworks west of Haytor Vale, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV26522Related to: Tin Working Open Cut south of the road to the south of Haytor Rocks, Ilsington (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:May 26 2022 8:22AM