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HER Number:MDV26344
Name:Unlikely hut circles south-west of Yar Tor


Two possible hut circles recorded on Yartor Down, attached to a reave visible on 1980 aerial photograph. Not identified as an enclosure during the 2008 survey; unlikely features.


Grid Reference:SX 675 737
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/281
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • NATURAL FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • (Former Type) HUT CIRCLE (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1980, SF1748, 397-410 (Aerial Photograph). SDV279663.

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

Two possible hut circles, one attached to a reave, at SX67617377, and the other across a reave at SX67627378 visible on National Monuments Record 1980 aerial photograph.

Richards, A. F., 2020, Note on recorded features (Personal Comment). SDV347030.

Features recorded from 1980 aerial photograph but not identified during the 2008 Dartmeet PAL survey, carried out by English Heritage. Unlikely feature.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV279663Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1980. SF1748. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 397-410.
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. [Mapped feature: #14249 ]
SDV347030Personal Comment: Richards, A. F.. 2020. Note on recorded features. Not Applicable.

Associated Monuments

MDV6030Part of: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)
MDV26338Related to: Unlikely cairn on Yartor Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Jul 14 2020 11:27AM