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HER Number:MDV115987
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 about 120 metres apart lie close to the northern spring of the River Sig and are separated by one of the parallel reaves. The southern two huts built 5 metres apart are both of 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.

One of the western pair of hut circles at the Prehistoric parallel reave system settlement to the east of Saddle Tor.


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.


National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape, 445026, SX77 NE19 (Website). SDV359354.

Hut circles between Haytor and Bagtor Downs. Hut circle at SX 7556 7631 has been scooped from the hillside to a depth of 1.0 metre and banked on the south-east with a stone step at the entrance on the south.
Traces of very mutilated and scattered field walls extend over a large area centred at SX 7560 7631.
Centred SX 7563 7635 on the lower eastern slope of Saddle Tor, four very large hut circles arranged in two pairs amidst a well-developed section of the Haytor and Saddle Tor parallel reave system. The western pair is isolated from the reaves. This hut on a level platform has an approximate diameter of 5.5 metres and a backscarp 1 metre high. The front bank is 1.2 metres high. There are no stones currently visible and no entrance survives.

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: #75333 ]
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 445026, SX77 NE19.
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)
MDV115985Related 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