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HER Number:MDV6436
Name:Enclosure 320 meters south-east of Badger's Holt

Summary

Enclosure with one internal hut circle and another circle nearby on Yartor Down. The eastern side of the triangular-shaped enclosure is formed by one of the north-south reaves, part of the Dartmeet parallel reave system.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 676 734
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: 442904
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/53
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/2149, 3421-2 (Aerial Photograph). SDV282746.

Associated fields visible on aerial photograph.


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

Part of a Bronze Age/Iron Age settlement with associated fields. Other details: Figure.


National Monuments Record, 1977, NMR SX6772/2, 409-417 (Aerial Photograph). SDV315807.


Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, 996 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

Other details: Volume 5.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX67SE17 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV347060.

On the wouth west slope of Yartor Down is a hut circle, joined to a field wall of the parallel reave system (PRN 6030).


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

An enclosure attached to a reave within the Dartmeet parallel reave system. A hut circle is incorporated into the wall and attached to other banks which may be part of the enclosure and associated with enclosure. Visible on 1980 and 1977 National Monuments Record aerial photographs.


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.


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

The hut is built into the corner of an enclosure. Internal diameter (ie across the internal wall) 9.0 meters and the walls are 2.0 meters thick. The height of the internal wall is 1.0 meters high and the external wall is 1.5 meters high. The hut is associated with the walls of a small enclosure, which is itself attached to reaves of the Dartmeet system. Some of the walls have been refurbished in the post-prehistoric period and additional enclosures added to the west, comprising wall banks with stone faces with external ditches. A gully of unknown purpose has been cut just to the north of the hut circle.


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). 3421-2.
SDV315807Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. NMR SX6772/2. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. 409-417.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. 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. 996.
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: #97561 ]
SDV347060Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX67SE17. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV347061Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2008. Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV79771Parent of: Hut circle in enclosure south-east of Badger's Holt (Monument)
MDV6030Part of: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)
MDV26473Related to: Enclosure east of Badger's Holt (Monument)
MDV79772Related to: Hut circle 375 metres east-south-east of Badger's Holt (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 24 2015 9:37AM