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HER Number:MDV6463
Name:Hut circle 780 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. The inner ring of this hut survives as several edge set orthostats. The interior is level but there is no definable entrance. It is built into a slight slope adjacent to a modern road, west of Ollsbrim Cross. Internal diameter (i.e. across inner wall face) 8.0 metres, walls 1.2 metres wide and 1.0 meter high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 684 735
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument 1003291: Hut circles SE 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: 442889
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/77
  • 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

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


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX67SE12 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV282955.

This hut circle is in very good condition with walls up to 1.2 meters high and completely turf-covered.


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.


Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, 1007 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

Other details: Volume 5.


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


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX67SE12 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV347078.

Lying within the reave system (PRN 6030) is a Type 2 hut circle in poor condition. The diameter of the level interior measures 6.8 meters, with walling 1.6 meters thick and 0.8 meters high. The entrance lies to the south-east.


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

Hut circles south-east of Yar Tor; two of four well-preserved hut circles, on moorland with associated fields.


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

Not recorded.


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 6 measures approximately 7.1 meters in diameter and lies very close to the road. 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: 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 inner ring of this hut survives as several edge set orthostats. The interior is level but there is no definable entrance. It is built into a slight slope adjacent to a modern road, west of Ollsbrim Cross. Internal diameter (i.e. across inner wall face) 8.0 metres, walls 1.2 metres wide and 1.0 meter high.


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

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.
SDV282746Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2149. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3421.
SDV282944Schedule Document: Department of Environment. 1984. Hut circles south-east of Yar Tor. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Unbound.
SDV282955Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX67SE12. 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. 1007.
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: #97642 ]
SDV347061Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2008. Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.
SDV347078Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX67SE12. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments

MDV6030Part of: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)
MDV79797Related to: Enclosure with hut circle 580 meters south-east of Yar 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)
MDV6461Related to: Hut circle 600 meters south-east of Yar Tor (Monument)
MDV79798Related to: Hut circle in enclosure 580 meters south-east of Yar Tor (Monument)
MDV6383Related to: Ouldsbroom Cross 350 metres north-west of Oldsbrim farmhouse (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 25 2019 4:20PM