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HER Number:MDV6461
Name:Hut circle 600 meters south-east of Yar Tor

Summary

Hut circle south-east of Yar Tor; one of seven hut circles located on Yartor Down, at the junction of the Dartmeet to Ollsbrim and the Sherwell / Ponsworthy roads. A probable hut circle partially destroyed; there are traces of interior masonry lining in-situ. The interior is partially quarried away and was probably altered as part of a reorganisation of field boundaries. This hut is attached to a bank and measures 7.2 metres internal diameter, the walls are 2.3 metres wide and 1.0 metres high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 682 735
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
  • Scheduled Monument 1003291: Hut circles SE of Yar Tor

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 442886
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/75
  • Old SAM County Ref: 532
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950 - 1951, SX67SE11 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV282945.

The remains of this hut circle are in good condition; wall height 1.1 meters, width 1.5 meters. There is a complete gap in the south-west side of the hut.


Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, 1004-5 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

Other details: Volume 5.


Ordnance Survey, 1980, Ordnance Survey Field Investigators Comments (Report - Survey). SDV315817.

Undated Ordnance Survey survey drawing in parish file shows two hut circles here, and some close-set walls.


Department of Environment, 1984, Hut circles south-east of Yar Tor (Schedule Document). SDV282944.

Hut circles south-east of Yar Tor; one of four well-preserved hut circles, on the south-east slope of Yar Tor, in an area under dense bracken; an integral part of the Dartmeet parallel reave system.


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

Two hut circles either side of a field boundary which may be a reave. One at SX68287360 and the other at SX68267358. Set within reave system (PRN 6030). Visible on 1980 National Monuments Record aerial photograph.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 129-30 (Monograph). SDV299725.

An interesting group of prehistoric dwellings close to the road from Dartmeet to Ollsbrim, several of which are scheduled.
Hut circle 4 measures approximately 7.2 meters in diameter, although half of this circle, which is located on a reave, is missing. Other details: Map 15, 2.


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: Site43.


English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345521.


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

Seven hut circles and possible hut circles associated with prehistoric and medieval field systems.
Hut 5 SX68267359. A probable hut circle partially destroyed; there are traces of interior masonry lining in-situ. The interior is partially quarried away and was probably altered as part of a reorganisation of field boundaries. This hut is attached to a bank and measures 7.2 metres internal diameter, the walls are 2.3 metres wide and 1.0 metres high.


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

Hut circle depicted on the modern digital mapping.


National Monuments Record, 23/04/1980, SF1748, 359-373 (Aerial Photograph). SDV279663.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV279663Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 23/04/1980. SF1748. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 359-373.
SDV282944Schedule Document: Department of Environment. 1984. Hut circles south-east of Yar Tor. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Unbound.
SDV282945Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950 - 1951. SX67SE11. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 129-30.
SDV315817Report - Survey: Ordnance Survey. 1980. Ordnance Survey Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey 1:2500 Plan. Unknown.
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. 1004-5.
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.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #97633 ]
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)
MDV6412Related to: Deserted settlement at Yar Tor (Building)
MDV79797Related to: Enclosure with hut circle 580 meters south-east of Yar Tor (Monument)
MDV27681Related to: Field system on Corndon Down (Monument)
MDV6462Related to: Hut circle 460 meters north-west of Sharp Tor (Monument)
MDV6464Related to: Hut circle 460 meters south-east of Yar Tor (Monument)
MDV79794Related to: Hut circle 460 meters south-east of Yar Tor (Monument)
MDV6465Related to: Hut circle 470 meters south-east of Yar Tor (Monument)
MDV79795Related to: Hut circle 560 meters south-east of Yar Tor (Monument)
MDV6463Related to: Hut circle 780 meters south-east of Yar Tor (Monument)
MDV79798Related to: Hut circle in enclosure 580 meters south-east of Yar Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 25 2019 3:55PM