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HER Number:MDV26249
Name:Possible enclosure on Yartor Down


Enclosure formed by a series of banks on Yartor Down, 240 metres north-east of Badger's Holt. These banks surround one hut circle. Set within the Dartmeet parallel reave system.


Grid Reference:SX 674 737
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

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/267
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Possible enclosure, formed by a series of banks surrounding hut circle (PRN 16722). A bank extends to this hut circle, while other banks extend out to join a reave of the Dartmeet parallel reave system and a cairn (PRN 26338). Visible on 1980 National Monuments Record aerial photograph.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 125, map 14, Site 4 (Monograph). SDV299725.

The track from Dartmeet to the summit of Yar Tor passes through a settlement with walls that are obvious beside the path but fade away downhill. This enclosure contains one thin-walled hut.

Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor, Site 43 (Un-published). SDV345444.

Part of Dartmeet coaxial field system (Northern Part) which was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 2004.

English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345521.

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, map 14, Site 4.
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. Site 43.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #85236 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV16722Parent of: Hut circle in enclosure on Yartor Down (Monument)
MDV26338Related to: Cairn on Yartor Down (Monument)
MDV6030Related to: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 24 2015 12:58PM