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HER Number:MDV6435
Name:Hut Circle east of Badger's Holt

Summary

Prehistoric hut circle 180 meters east of Badger's Holt. Surveyed 2008: A hut circle which survives as a mainly turf covered wall 1.0 metres thick and 0.5 metres high and a with a diameter of 5.2 metres. The interior is level with some tumble; there is no discernible entrance and fragments of an enclosure is located nearby.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 674 735
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: SX 67 SE 16
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/52
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX67SE16
  • Pastscape: 442901

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ormerod, G. W., 1864, On the Hut Circles on the Eastern Side of Dartmoor, 307 (Article in Serial). SDV304174.

Numerous hut circles at Yar Tor, near the confluence of the East and West Dart rivers.


Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2149, 3421-3422 (Aerial Photograph). SDV282746.

Aph=raf cpe/uk/2149 3421-2 11 june 1947.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1951 - 1952, SX67SE16 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV346976.

Hut circle in a ruinous condition with the stones barely visible and all becoming soil-bound.


Fox, A., 1954, Celtic Fields and Farms on Dartmoor in Light of Recent Excavations at Kestor, 99,101 (Article in Serial). SDV231175.

Other details: Figure.


Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, 995 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, SX67NE (Cartographic). SDV337077.

Single hut circle surrounded by a bank which may be an enclosure. Associated field systems visible on 1980 aerial photograph.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 124-5 (Monograph). SDV299725.

All that remains of Site 3 is a short section of bank alongside a hut of 5.4 metres diameter and an arc of stones, perhaps another hut, a short distance downhill. Other details: Map 14, Sites 1-10.


Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

Part of Darrtmeet coaxial field system 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.

Outline of hut circle shown on Prehistoric mapping.


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

A dispersed group of hut circles on the moderate south-west slopes of Yar Tor to the north-east of Dartmeet. Although mostly free-standing, the huts are all associated with enclosures which are in turn probably associated with the reaves of the Dartmeet system which run across the hill.
(SX 6747 7356) A hut circle which survives as a mainly turf covered wall 1.0 metres thick and 0.5 metres high and a with a diameter of 5.2 metres. The interior is level with some tumble; there is no discernible entrance and fragments of an enclosure is located nearby.


National Monuments Record, 2011, 442901 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV346977.

A dispersed group of hut circles on the moderate south-west slopes of Yar Tor to the north-east of Dartmeet. Although mostly free standing, the huts are all associated with enclosures which are in turn probably associated with the reaves of the Dartmeet system which run across the hill


National Monuments Record, 23/04/1980, SF1748, 397-410 (Aerial Photograph). SDV279663.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV231175Article in Serial: Fox, A.. 1954. Celtic Fields and Farms on Dartmoor in Light of Recent Excavations at Kestor. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. 20. Unknown. 99,101.
SDV279663Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 23/04/1980. SF1748. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 397-410.
SDV282746Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2149. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3421-3422.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 124-5.
SDV304174Article in Serial: Ormerod, G. W.. 1864. On the Hut Circles on the Eastern Side of Dartmoor. Journal of the British Archaeological Association. 20. Unknown. 307.
SDV337077Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. SX67NE. Air Photographs Unit. Map (Paper).
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. 995.
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. [Mapped feature: #97560 ]
SDV346976Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1951 - 1952. SX67SE16. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV346977National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2011. 442901. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV347061Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2008. Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV26473Part of: Enclosure east of Badger's Holt (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 25 2019 8:08AM