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HER Number:MDV26342
Name:Hut circle 350 meters south of Yar Tor

Summary

Hut circle attached to a reave or possibly part of an enclosure on Yartor Down; within the Dartmeet parallel reave system. Survives as a small stony ring with some traces of internal facing visible, the interior is level with no discernible entrance. This hut has been cut into a moderate slope and apparently built into a reave. Diameter 1.5 metres, walls 1.2 metres thick and 0.9 metres high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 678 736
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: SX 67 SE 16
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/279
  • Pastscape: 442901

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1977, NMR SX6773/4, 395-6 (Aerial Photograph). SDV311671.


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

Hut circle attached to a cross reave attached to a reave. Visible on 1977 National Monuments Record aerial photograph.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 126 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Isolated hut measuring 4.5 meters in diameter lies on the edge of a bank which may have been part of an encosure. Other details: Map 14, 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.


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

(Visited 14/03/2008) A dispersed group of hut circles on the moderate south-west slopes of Yar Tor to the north-east of Dartmeet. Although mostly free-standing, the huts are all associated with enclosures which are in turn probably associated with the reaves of the Dartmeet system which run across the hill.
(SX 6785 7361) Survives as a small stony ring with some traces of internal facing visible, the interior is level with no discernible entrance. This hut has been cut into a moderate slope and apparently built into a reave. Diameter 1.5 metres, walls 1.2 metres thick and 0.9 metres high.

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. 126.
SDV311671Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. NMR SX6773/4. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 395-6.
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.
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: #85279 ]
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)
MDV16723Related to: Hut circle within the Dartmeet parallel reave system (Monument)
MDV16724Related to: Isolated hut circle on Yartor Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 25 2019 8:13AM