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HER Number:MDV28605
Name:Hut Circle south-east of Yartor Down

Summary

A terraced hut circle built against the south side of an enclosure wall, south-west of Ollsbrim. It is a turf covered circle with some stone visible and although originally circular it now has the appearance of a rectangular platform. It has a level interior and there is no definable entrance. This hut measures approximately 7.5 metres diameter, with walls 1.6 metres thick and 1.0 metres high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 683 733
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: 443222
  • National Monuments Record: SX67SE125
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/450
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX67SE125
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX67SE125 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV347116.

A possible hut circle is situated above Eastern Combe at 342 metres and adjoining the southern side of a field wall of the reave system. Shaped like a circular platform it is 7.5 metres in diameter levelled to a height of 0.5 metres on the lower side and appearing to be a rather stripped out hut circle. Other details: Plan.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, SX67SE (Cartographic). SDV345957.

Not recorded.


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

Hut circle shown on map on the south side of a field boundary. Other details: Map 12, Sites 1-3.


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 shown slightly to the east.


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

Southern half of a hut circle shown on modern mapping.


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

A terraced hut circle built against the south side of an enclosure wall, south-west of Ollsbrim. It is a turf covered circle with some stone visible and although originally circular it now has the appearance of a rectangular platform. It has a level interior and there is no definable entrance. This hut measures approximately 7.5 metres diameter, with walls 1.6 metres thick and 1.0 metres high (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. 121.
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.
SDV345957Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. SX67SE. Air Photographs Unit. Map (Paper).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #86132 ]
SDV347116Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX67SE125. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV362732Website: National Monuments Record. 2019. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV6030Part of: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)
MDV6462Related to: Hut circle 460 meters north-west of Sharp Tor (Monument)
MDV125413Related to: Ridge and furrow north-west of Sharp Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Mar 4 2019 2:30PM