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HER Number:MDV115985
Name:Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement east of Saddle Tor, Ilsington

Summary

One of a pair of hut circles within the southern part of the Prehistoric parallel reave system settlement to the east of Saddle Tor

Location

Grid Reference:SX 755 763
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Early Bronze Age to VII - 2200 BC to 700 AD)

Full description

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

Saddle Tor East Settlement. Two pairs of huts 120 metres apart lie close to the northern spring of the River Sig separated by one of the parallel reaves. This northern hut of the western pair is 7.7 metres diameter and hidden by thick bracken during the summer.


Newman, P., 2002, Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon, 11, Figure 2 (Report - Survey). SDV346395.

Northern of the western pair of hut circles within the Prehistoric parallel reave system settlement to the east bof Saddle Tor. This pair of hut circles is isolated from any of the reaves.


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

Hut circle shown on survey.


Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Hut circle shown on modern mapping. Map object based on the hut circle on this source. A U-shaped feature 8 metres long by 7.5 metres wide with the opening to the north is shown 1.5 metres to the east of the hut circle.


Historic England, 2016, National Heritage List for England, 1003197 (National Heritage List for England). SDV359353.

Hut circles east of Saddle Tor.


National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape, 445026, SX77NE19 (Website). SDV359354.

Hut circles between Haytor and Bagtor Downs.
At SX 7556 7632 there is a well preserved hut with a granite step in the southern entrance. Immediately to the east of the hut there is a small raised earthen platform, retained by boulders on the downhill side.
Traces of very mutilated and scattered field walls extend over a large area centred at SX 7560 7631.

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.
SDV346395Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2002. Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A1/2/1999. A4 Spiral Bound. 11, Figure 2.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #75331 ]
SDV359353National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2016. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1003197.
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 445026, SX77NE19.
SDV359685Plan - measured: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 2002. Haytor Down: The Archaeology. A1 Folded.

Associated Monuments

MDV8096Part of: Prehistoric Settlement on Bagtor Down, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV115987Related to: Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement east of Saddle Tor, Ilsington (Monument)
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:Apr 3 2018 10:57AM