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HER Number:MDV26259
Name:Hut circle within Dartmeet parallel reave system

Summary

Possible small hut circle visible on the south of Yartor Down; part of the Dartmeet parallel reave system. A badly despoiled hut with one quadrant remaining attached to disturbed enclosure wall. The hut was probably disturbed when a BT phone line was laid in a trench running across Vag Hill.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 674 730
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

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/323
  • 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 SX6773/2, 388-389 (Aerial Photograph). SDV315557.


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

Possible small hut circle visible on 1977 National Monuments Record aerial photograph.


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

Small, damaged hut circle (4.6 meters in diameter) beside the track. Other details: Map 13, 11.


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.


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

Visited 03/01/19. Hut recorded at SX67472 73020. Vegetation affecting this hut; as with others in the vicinity.


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

One of five dispersed hut circles on the west slope of Vag Hill. SX 6746 7301. A badly despoiled hut with one quadrant remaining attached to disturbed enclosure wall. The hut was probably disturbed when a BT phone line was laid in a trench running across Vag Hill. (Citing Newman, P., 14/03/2008, English Heritage Archaeological Field Investigation).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 123.
SDV315557Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. NMR SX6773/2. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 388-389.
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. [Mapped feature: #85242 ]
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)
MDV16717Related to: Hut circle within the Dartmeet parallel reave system (Monument)
MDV16725Related to: Hut circle within the Dartmeet parallel reave system (Monument)
MDV26250Related to: Hut circle within the Dartmeet parallel reave system (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 25 2019 3:34PM