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HER Number:MDV16721
Name:Hut circle in enclosure south-west of Yar Tor

Summary

Hut circle within enclosure south-west of Yar Tor: set within the Dartmeet parallel reave system. Sited within a small enclosure attached to a reave. The hut circle comprises a stony turf-covered ring with several orthostats in situ. It has a level interior and is built into a moderate slope. Diameter 6.4 metres, walls 0.8 metres thick, 0.7 metres high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 676 739
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: SX 67 SE 16
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/180
  • Pastscape: 442901

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Isolated hut circle shown on undated Ordnance Survey drawing (approximately 1980?) in Sites and Monument Record.


National Monuments Record, 1980, SF1748, 397-410 (Aerial Photograph). SDV279663.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Hut circle with an oval enclosure (PRN 26475) situated across a reave. A bank extends from the hut to the south-east corner of the enclosure. Visible on National Monuments Record 1980 aerial photograph.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 125 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Small hut circle (5.6 meters in diameter) lies near the centre of a paddock-sized enclosure south-west of Yar Tor, at the junction of a cross-bank and reave. Other details: Map 15, 5.


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.


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


Newman, P., 2008, Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project (Report - Survey). SDV347061.

(Visited 14/03/2008) A dispersed group of hut circles on the moderate south-west slopes of Yar Tor to the north-east of Dartmeet. Although mostly free-standing, the huts are all associated with enclosures which are in turn probably associated with the reaves of the Dartmeet system which run across the hill.
(SX 6764 7390) Sited within a 0.02 hectare enclosure attached to a reave. The hut circle comprises a stony turf-covered ring with several orthostats in situ. It has a level interior and is built into a moderate slope. Diameter 6.4 metres, walls 0.8 metres thick, 0.7 metres high.


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

Hut circle is shown on MasterMap slightly to the north of the English Heritage survey, which has been used for digitising this site (as this also shows the surrounding enclosure).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV279663Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1980. SF1748. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 397-410.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 125.
SDV315817Report - Survey: Ordnance Survey. 1980. Ordnance Survey Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey 1:2500 Plan. Unknown.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. 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.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV347061Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2008. Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown. [Mapped feature: #81861 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV6030Part of: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)
MDV26475Part of: Enclosure in Dartmeet parallel reave system (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 2 2019 11:57AM