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HER Number:MDV6384
Name:Enclosure and hut circle 360 metres south of Sherwell

Summary

Small enclosure with hut circle attached to reave on Corndon Down; south of Sherwell or Sherril. The hut survives as a stony bank, 2.5 metres wide and 0.8 metres high and with a diameter of approximately 7.0 metres. The structure cuts into a slope and has a level interior. Fragments of interior wall are visible but there is no visible entrance. This hut is incorporated into the west end of a small enclosure.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 677 744
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument 1003292: Enclosure and fields N of Yar Tor
  • 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 8
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/8
  • Old SAM County Ref: 533
  • Pastscape (Yes): 442877

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, OS/72/066, 045-46 (Aerial Photograph). SDV346967.


Department of Environment, 1964, Enclosure and fields north of Yar Tor (Schedule Document). SDV347091.

Enclosure and field system, north of yar tor. Enclosure with two hut circles on the line of the enclosure wall. Associated is an incomplete group of small rectangular fields.


Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, 983 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

Other details: Volume 5.


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


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX67SE8 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV307353.

(Visited 02/06/1980) On the north slope of Yar Tor, around 341 metres OD and adjoining the parallel reave system are two Type 2 hut circles (see plan). Their level interiors measure 6.0 metres in diameter with walling 1.4 metres thick and 0.6 metres high and entrances to the south-east. Both are in poor condition. Surveyed at 1:2500 on MSD.
Two hut circles but no enclosure shown on undated (estimated 1980) drawing in Sites and Monuments Record.


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

Pendant enclosure attached reave within the parallel reave system (PRN 6030). One hut circle attached to the internal wall of the enclosure at SX67727448 and a second hut circle possibly attached to the external wall which is also the reave, at SX67757447. Visible on 1980 National Monuments Record aerial photograph.


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

Prehistoric settlement consisting of a pair of rectangular fields between the reaves and a small compound with two peripheral huts (both measuring 5.9 meters in diameter). A quadrant and the separate field downhill were also part of the farmstead. Other details: Map 14, 7.


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.


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

(Visited 14/03/2008) Three hut circles sited on the gentle lower north slope of Yar Tor, approximately 60 metres south of the modern enclosure wall. Two of the huts are attached to elements of the Dartmeet Parallel reave system and a third is incorporated into a small enclosure of 0.7 hectares which is also attached to a reave
Hut 3 (SX67737449). The hut survives as a stony bank, 2.5 metres wide and 0.8 metres high and with a diameter of approximately 7.0 metres. The structure cuts into a slope and has a level interior. Fragments of interior wall are visible but there is no visible entrance. This hut is incorporated into the west end of a small enclosure.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV279663Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1980. SF1748. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 397-410.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 126.
SDV307353Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX67SE8. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
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.
SDV337078Report - Survey: Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H.. 1979. An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. Vols I - V. A4 Comb Bound. 983.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV346967Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. OS/72/066. Ordnance Survey Aerial Photograph. 045-46.
SDV347061Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2008. Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown. [Mapped feature: #118499 ]
SDV347091Schedule Document: Department of Environment. 1964. Enclosure and fields north of Yar Tor. The Schedule of Monuments. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV6030Part of: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)
MDV125966Related to: Hut circle 400 meters south of Sherwell, Corndon Down (Monument)
MDV26346Related to: Hut circle 450 meters south of Sherwell, Corndon Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 2 2019 1:25PM