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HER Number:MDV16717
Name:Hut circle within the Dartmeet parallel reave system

Summary

Isolated hut circle set within the Dartmeet parallel reave system on Yartor Down. Large hut with level interior now reduced to a stony earth ring of 9 metres diameter terraced into slope with spread walls of up to 0.5 metres high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 675 729
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Dartmeet Parallel Reave System. Earthworks of an extensive area of prehistoric remains including complex field system, numerous hut circles, enclosures and cairns, overlain by medieval remains including Vaghill Warren, farmsteads and a large field syste

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 443213
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/179
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1977, NMR SX6773/2, 388-389 (Aerial Photograph). SDV315557.


Ordnance Survey, 1980, Ordnance Survey Field Investigators Comments, Plan (Report - Survey). SDV315817.

At SX 6756 7302 and SX 6753 7291, on a west slope around 300 metres O.D., two hut circles within a parallel reave system (SX 67 SE 94) are visible on the ground and on Air Photographs (a). They are of Type 2 (SX 56 NE 71), and in poor condition. The internal diameters are respectively 6.3 metres and 8.8 metres, with rubble walling 1.0 metres wide and 0.5 metres high, both have entrances to the south. Surveyed at 1:2500 on M.S.D.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX67SE122 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV285749.

At SX67567302 (see PRN 16725) and SX67537291 on a west slope two hut circles within a parallel reave system are visible on the ground and on air photographs. They are of Type 2 and in poor condition. The internal diameters are respectively 6.3 meters and 8.8 meters with rubble walling 1.0 meters wide and 0.5 meters high, both have entrances to the south.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Visible in field on 1977 National Monuments Record aerial photograph.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 123 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Hut circle measuring 7.0 meters in diameter; similar in size to another, more northerly hut circle (PRN 16725). Other details: Map 13, 8.


Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

Part of Dartmeet coaxial field system (Northern Part) which was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 2004. Other details: Site 43.


Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 03/01/19. Hut recorded at SX67536 72933. Vegetation affecting this hut; as with others in the vicinity, this hut is bracken covered and gorse is starting to encroach.


National Monuments Record, 2019, Pastscape, 2008 data (Website). SDV362732.

One of five dispersed hut circles on the west slope of Vag Hill.
SX 6753 7291. Large hut with level interior now reduced to a stony earth ring of 9 metres diameter terraced into slope with spread walls of up to 0.5 metres high. (Citing Newman, P., 14/03/2008, English Heritage Archaeological Field Investigation).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV285749Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX67SE122. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 123.
SDV315557Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. NMR SX6773/2. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 388-389.
SDV315817Report - Survey: Ordnance Survey. 1980. Ordnance Survey Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey 1:2500 Plan. Unknown. Plan.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #81858 ]
SDV362732Website: National Monuments Record. 2019. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 2008 data.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV6030Part of: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)
MDV125311Related to: Hut circle in Dartmeet reave system, Widecombe (Monument)
MDV26259Related to: Hut circle within Dartmeet parallel reave system (Monument)
MDV16725Related to: Hut circle within the Dartmeet parallel reave system (Monument)
MDV26250Related to: Hut circle within the Dartmeet parallel reave system (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 25 2019 3:45PM