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HER Number:MDV16726
Name:Hut circle on Corndon Down, east of Yar Tor


Single hut circle adjacent to the road to Sherwell Farm on Corndon Down, with area of the Dartmeet parallel reave system. This hut is located within the area of later prehistoric enclosure / fields that post-date the reave system.


Grid Reference:SX 681 740
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

  • National Monuments Record: SX67SE9
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/185
  • Pastscape: 442880
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2200 BC to 42 AD (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.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX67SE9 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV282285.

On the saddle between Yar Tor and Corndon Tor are two hut circles of Type 2, both in very poor condition. They have level interiors with diameters of 5.1 meters and 8.0 meters and remnants of double walling 1.1 meters thick and 0.3 meters high. Entrances were probably in the south east. They fall within part of the extensive parallel reave system (PRN 6030) which has been locally overlaid by two groups of what appear to be later prehistoric fields (PRN 26474).

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.

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

Could not be located in 2008 survey due to thick gorse.

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

Position of hut circle marked on MasterMap.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV282285Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX67SE9. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV315817Report - Survey: Ordnance Survey. 1980. Ordnance Survey Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey 1:2500 Plan. Unknown.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #81865 ]
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)
MDV26474Part of: Medieval fields or enclosures on Corndon Down (Monument)
MDV6458Related to: Hut circle on Corndon Down, east of Yar Tor (Monument)
MDV6459Related to: Yar Tor triple stone row (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:May 4 2021 3:33PM