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HER Number:MDV16722
Name:Hut circle in enclosure on Yartor Down

Summary

Small hut circle within probable enclosure on Yartor Down, 270 meters north-east of Badger's Holt: set within the Dartmeet parallel reave system. This hut circle survives as a stony turf-covered bank with elements of internal wall lining in situ. There are signs of later refurbishment. The interior is level with no discernible entrance. The internal diameter is 4.9 metres with stone walls 1.0 metre thick and 0.8 metres high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 675 737
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/181
  • Pastscape: 442901
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

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 Monuments 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 at the end of a bank, but not attached to it, which may be part of an enclosure (PRN 26249) surrounding the hut circle. Visible on National Monuments Record 1980 aerial photograph.


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

Single, thin-walled hut circle measuring 4.7 meters within an enclosure (PRN 26249). Other details: Map 14, 4.


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 6751 7371) This hut circle survives as a stony turf-covered bank with elements of internal wall lining in situ. There are signs of later refurbishment. The interior is level with no discernible entrance. The internal diameter is 4.9 metres with stone walls 1.0 metre thick and 0.8 metres high.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Hut circle clearly visible on 2010 aerial photography.

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.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV347061Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2008. Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown. [Mapped feature: #81862 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV26249Part of: Possible enclosure on Yartor Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 2 2019 12:05PM