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HER Number:MDV26477
Name:Hut circle within enclosure on the south of Yartor Down

Summary

Hut circle within enclosure on the south of Yartor Down; part of the Dartmeet parallel reave system. This hut is situated approximately centrally within a 0.8 hectare enclosure, built into a slight hillslope and consists of a low turf-covered circular bank with a level interior and no definable entrance. The hut has a diameter of 9.9 metres, walls 2.1 metres thick and 0.3 metres high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 681 725
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: 443219
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/313
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 2375-2376 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.


Ordnance Survey, 1980, Ordnance Survey Field Investigators Comments (Report - Survey). SDV315817.

Ordnance Survey survey drawing in parish file shows settlement here: one large ?hut at SX68127268 and a cluster of small huts with fragments of walling at SX681725. Date of survey probably circa 1980. Drawing does not show Gawne's lynchets (see PRN 15714).


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX67SE124 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV298165.

There are four hut circles within the Dartmeet parallel reave system centred at SX681725. Two Type 1 huts at SX68157259 and SX68177255 (see PRN 79748) have internal diameters of 7.2 meters by 6.0 meters and 6.9 meters with rubble walling 1.4 meters wide and 0.4 meters and 0.7 meters high respectively. Other details: Plan.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 121 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Hut circle (8.3 meters in diameter) lying within a pound and several other fragments of banks etc. Near to a circular rabbit bury. Other details: Map 12, 2.


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.

Hut circle depicted on survey, slightly to the south of where it is marked on the modern MasterMap mapping.


Newman, P., 2008, English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report (Report - Survey). SDV347029.

Four hut circles and associated enclosures on the south-east slope of Vag Hill, 280 meters north-west of Rowbrook. The enclosures have been attached to elements of the Dartmeet Parallel Reave System (see 6030) and probably post-date the reaves. The enclosure walls comprise stony, turf-covered banks with some upright stones remaining in situ.
Hut 2 SX68157258. This hut is situated approximately centrally within a 0.8 hectare enclosure, built into a slight hillslope and consists of a low turf-covered circular bank with a level interior and no definable entrance. The hut has a diameter of 9.9 metres, walls 2.1 metres thick and 0.3 metres high.


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


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, DAR-SPK18 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 14/02/2019 Relatively clear site with only slight gorse encroachment. Signs that bracken will cover area in season. Photos X 2 taken


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, DAR-SPK18 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Visited 14/02/2019 Photos X 2 taken 1) looking south 2) looking east

Sources / Further Reading

SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2375-2376.
SDV298165Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX67SE124. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 121.
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.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #85313 ]
SDV347029Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2008. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. DAR-SPK18.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. DAR-SPK18.

Associated Monuments

MDV6030Part of: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)
MDV79746Part of: Enclosure on the south of Yartor Down (Monument)
MDV26341Related to: Enclosure in Dartmeet parallel reave system (Monument)
MDV79748Related to: Hut circle on the south of Yartor Down (Monument)
MDV79749Related to: Hut circle on the south of Yartor Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 21 2019 11:10AM