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HER Number:MDV6458
Name:Hut circle on Corndon Down, east of Yar Tor

Summary

Hut circle adjacent to a cross reave on Corndon Down; part of the Dartmeet parallel reave system. Falls within area of later prehistoric enclosures or fields that post-date the reave system. Survey in 2008 could only locate this hut, which comprises a turf covered circular stone bank (approximately 0.8 metres high). Very little stone is visible under dense gorse. Diameter 7.0 metres. A section of wall on the east side of hut is missing.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 681 741
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 9
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/72
  • Pastscape: 442880
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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


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.


National Monuments Record, 1977, NMR SX6774/1, 397-400 (Aerial Photograph). SDV282288.


Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, 1001 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

Other details: Volume 5.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX67SE9 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV282285.

On the saddle between Yar Tor and Corndon Tor are two hut circles of Type 2, both in very poor condition. They have level interiors with diameters of 5.1 meters and 8.0 meters and remnants of double walling 1.1 meters thick and 0.3 meters high. Entrances were probably in the south east. They fall within part of the extensive parallel reave system (PRN 6030) which has been locally overlaid by two groups of what appear to be later prehistoric fields (PRN 26474). Other details: Plan.


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

Single hut circle within enclosure (PRN 26474) integrated into the parallel reave system (PRN 6030). Visible on 1977 National Monuments Record aerial photograph.


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) Only the hut circle at SX 6817 7414 could be found and comprises a turf covered circular stone bank which stands to approx 0.8 metres high. Very little stone is visible under dense gorse. Diameter 7.0 metres. A section of wall on the east side of hut is missing.


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

Hut circle marked on the modern digital mapping.

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.
SDV282285Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX67SE9. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV282288Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. NMR SX6774/1. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 397-400.
SDV282746Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2149. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3421.
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. 1001.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #97625 ]
SDV347061Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2008. Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV6030Part of: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)
MDV26474Part of: Late prehistoric fields or enclosures on Corndon Down (Monument)
MDV14377Related to: Barrow 150 meters north-east of Yar Tor, Corndon Down (Monument)
MDV16726Related to: Hut circle on Corndon Down, east of Yar Tor (Monument)
MDV6459Related to: Yar Tor triple stone row (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 2 2019 11:31AM