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HER Number:MDV16725
Name:Hut circle within the Dartmeet parallel reave system

Summary

Isolated hut circle set within the Dartmeet parallel reave system on Yartor Down. A turf and stone ring sited close by a reave, with a diameter of 6.5 metres and a bank of 2.0 metres wide by 0.4 metres high. Some stone of wall remains in situ. An entrance opening survives on the south-east side.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 675 730
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/184
  • 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 SX6772/2, 2/409-417 (Aerial Photograph). SDV315807.


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

At SX67567302 and SX67537291 (see PRN 16717) 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 next to but not attached to a reave. Visible on 1977 National Monuments Record aerial photograph.


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

Hut circle within the Dartmeet parallel reave system, measuring approximately 7.0 meters in diameter. Other details: Map 13, 9.


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.

Hut circle shown on the survey layer as being slightly north-west of its marked location on the MasterMap base layer.


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


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

Visited 03/01/19. Hut recorded at SX67565 73039. Vegetation affecting this hut; as with others in the vicinity, but condition of this hut assessed as reasonably good.


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

One of five dispersed hut circles on the west slope of Vag Hill.
SX 6756 7303. A turf and stone ring sited close by a reave, with a diameter of 6.5 metres and a bank of 2.0 metres wide by 0.4 metres high. Some stone of wall remains in situ. An entrance opening survives on the south-east side.
(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.
SDV315807Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. NMR SX6772/2. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. 2/409-417.
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.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #81864 ]
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)
MDV26250Related to: Hut circle within the Dartmeet parallel reave system (Monument)
MDV16717Related to: Hut circle within the Dartmeet parallel reave system (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 25 2019 3:37PM