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HER Number:MDV16724
Name:Isolated hut circle on Yartor Down


Isolated hut circle shown on undated os drawing (c.1980?) in smr.


Grid Reference:SX 678 736
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
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

  • Dartmoor Non-designated Heritage Asset (Historical): NI Site
  • National Monuments Record: SX67SE16
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 442901
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/183
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX67SE16

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

C.1980?, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV315809.

Isolated hut circle shown on undated os drawing (c.1980?) in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV315811.

Des=os survey drawing in parish file.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV315812.

Aph=nmr sx6773/4/395-396(18/5/1977).

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951/1980, SX67SE16 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV346976.

(03/06/1980) Centred at SX 676736 on the south west slope of Yartor Down within the parallel reave system (SX 67 SE 94) and between 293m and 366m OD are five Type 2 (SX 56 NE 71) hut circles, all in poor condition (see ground photograph). Their level interiors a have diameters from 4.7m to 6.6m with walling averaging 1.1m wide and 0.6m high. Only one has a visible entrance to the south east (see plan). The hut at SX 67517372 has some roughly dressed walling giving the appearance of re-use in later times.
Surveyed at 1:2500 on MSD.

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

Visible on NMR 1977 aerial photograph.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV315809Migrated Record: C.1980?.
SDV315811Migrated Record:
SDV315812Aerial Photograph:
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.
SDV346976Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951/1980. SX67SE16. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments

MDV6030Related to: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)
MDV26342Related to: Hut circle 350 metres south of Yar Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8296 - Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project

Date Last Edited:Jun 21 2022 11:32AM