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HER Number:MDV16723
Name:Hut circle within the Dartmeet parallel reave system

Summary

Hut circle set within one of a pair of fields attached to the same reave. Part of the Dartmeet parallel reave system. Hut survives as a stony bank mostly turf covered with a level interior and some tumble. Fragments of the interior walls are showing and the hut circle is situated between two small cross reaves. Diameter 7.0 metres, walls 1.0 metres thick and 0.7 metres high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 676 736
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/182
  • 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 Monuments Record.


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

Visible on National Monuments Record 1980 aerial photograph.


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

Well-preserved hut circle (5.9 meters in diameter) within one of a pair of fields attached to the same reave. This hut has an entrance to the south-east and has been levelled into the hillside. The field with hut circle has been cleared, unlike the more northerly field and there is a 1.4 meter tall pillar is set into the reave just beyond the junction with the field boundary which can be seen from some distance, rather like a signpost. Other details: Map 14, 2.


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 6768 7360) Hut survives as a stony bank mostly turf covered with a level interior and some tumble. Fragments of the interior walls are showing and the hut circle is situated between two small cross reaves. Diameter 7.0 metres, walls 1.0 metres thick and 0.7 metres high.


National Monuments Record, 23/04/1980, SF1748, 397-410 (Aerial Photograph). SDV279663.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV279663Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 23/04/1980. 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. [Mapped feature: #81863 ]
SDV347061Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2008. Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV6030Part of: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)
MDV26343Related to: Hut circle 300 meters south of Yar Tor (Monument)
MDV26342Related to: Hut circle 350 meters south of Yar Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 25 2019 8:15AM