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HER Number:MDV6464
Name:Hut circle 460 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 mainly turf-covered circle with some internal stones in situ. This hut has a level interior and is built into a slight slope with no definable entrance. The diameter measures 8.8 metres, with walls 1.6 metres thick and 0.6 metres high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 681 736
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
  • National Monuments Record: 442895
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/78
  • 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, SX67SE14 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV282915.

Hut circle A; one of two hut circles. In rather poor condition with stones having fallen inwards and outwards. There is a gap of 4.0 meters in the walling on the north-east.


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, 1008 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.

Other details: Volume 5.


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

Survey drawing shows two hut circles and a short length of bank (approximately 1980?)


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX67SE14 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV347080.

On the south east slope of Yartor Down are two Type 2 hut circles in fair condition. The level interiors have diameters measuring 8.6 meters and 6.0 meters with walling 1.6 meters wide and 0.8 meters high. The smaller, at SX68167368, adjoins a bank of the prehistoric field system. Only the larger hut at SX68187366 has a visible entrance 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; one of four well preserved hut circles, on moorland.


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

Four hut circles at SX68197363, SX68197366, SX68147362, attached to a field boundary, SX68117368, attached to a bank across a field. Three possible hut circles at SX68197357, SX68167355, SX68147352, and a probable double hut circle at SX68177367. All set with medieval ridge and furrow integrated into the parallel 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.

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.

Hut circle; one of a pair of huts placed either side of a north-south reave on Yartor Down.


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 2 SX68177368. A mainly turf-covered circle with some internal stones in situ. This hut has a level interior and is built into a slight slope with no definable entrance. The diameter measures 8.8 metres, with walls 1.6 metres thick and 0.6 metres high.


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


National Monuments Record, 23/04/1980, SF1748, 359-373 (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). 359-373.
SDV282746Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/2149. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3421.
SDV282915Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX67SE14. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV282944Schedule Document: Department of Environment. 1984. Hut circles south-east of Yar Tor. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Unbound.
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. 1008.
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: #97644 ]
SDV347061Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2008. Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.
SDV347080Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX67SE14. 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)
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)
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 3:42PM