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HER Number:MDV26574
Name:Military Feature south-east of Haytor Quarries, Ilsington


Sub-circular feature shown on 19th century map to the south-east of Haytor Quarries which was formerly identified as a Prehistoric hut circle was probably of modern military date


Grid Reference:SX 761 774
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Walling remains of a Bronze Age hut circle and adjacent enclosure of uncertain date to east of Haytor Quarries

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX77NE74
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1221533
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NE/142

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • GUN EMPLACEMENT (Constructed, XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD (Between) to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1980, NMR 1746, 113 (Aerial Photograph). SDV345449.

Photograph taken on 21st April 1980.

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

Unenclosed hut circle visible on aerial photograph.

Griffith, F. M., 1985, DAP/EN, 12 (Aerial Photograph). SDV346962.

Photograph taken on 17th March 1985.

Griffith, F. M., 1985, DAP/EO, 5-5a (Aerial Photograph). SDV307278.

Photograph taken on 17th March 1985.

Newman, P., 1999, 2002, Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon (Revised), 20, 24 (Report - Survey). SDV346395.

(30/03/1999) SX 7612 7748. A circular earthwork SE Haytor Quarry, sited near the junction of two attached 19th century enclosures (SX 77 NE 73). Formerly recorded as a hut circle in the Devon SMR (No. SX 77NE 142), it is more likely to be a mortar or artillery position dating from the 19th or 20th century. It has as a sharply defined turf-covered, earth embankment of 9m internal diameter, which stands to over 1m high. Two small rectangular pits nearby would have been ammunition stores and several craters are scattered to the east of the position. For 1:1000 plan see RCHME 1999

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Circular feature visible on aerial photograph.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV307278Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1985. DAP/EO. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 5-5a.
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.
SDV345449Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1980. NMR 1746. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 113.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #85370 ]
SDV346395Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 1999, 2002. Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon (Revised). Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A1/2/1999. A4 Spiral Bound. 20, 24.
SDV346962Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1985. DAP/EN. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 12.

Associated Monuments

MDV26573Related to: Enclosures to south-east of Haytor Quarries (Monument)
MDV8058Related to: Haytor Quarry, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV78217Related to: World War II shell holes on Haytor Down, Ilsington (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7021 - Haytor Down: Survey Report (Ref: A1/2/1999)

Date Last Edited:May 24 2022 4:36PM