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HER Number:MDV6465
Name:Hut circle 470 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 large hut with a level interior, with an entrance oriented south-west, and one possible door jamb, now fallen The inner face of the wall survives as several edge set orthostats with the remainder of the walls now turf covered. This hut was possibly reused in the post prehistoric period judging by its clear interior and sharply- defined inner walls. Internal diameter (i.e. across the inner wall face) measures 8.8 metres, walls 1.7 metres thick and 1.2 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
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/78/1
  • 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, SX67SE14 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV282915.

Hut circle B; one of two hut circles. This hut is in an excellent state of preservation with walls intact up to a height of 0.8 metres. The walls are turf-covered.


Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, Vol. 5, 1009 (Report - Survey). SDV337078.


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.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 129-30, map 15, 2 (Monograph). SDV299725.

An interesting group of prehistoric dwellings close to the road from Dartmeet to Ollsbrim, several of which are scheduled. Hut circle 1 measures 8.5 metres in diameter and appears in almost original condition, with several courses of wall stones surviving. Only the entrance, on the south-west (0.9 metres wide), is obviously damaged, and this hut may have been reused during the medieval period, as it must have interfered with ploughing.


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 3 SX68197367. A large hut with a level interior, with an entrance oriented south-west, and one possible door jamb, now fallen The inner face of the wall survives as several edge set orthostats with the remainder of the walls now turf covered. This hut was possibly reused in the post prehistoric period judging by its clear interior and sharply- defined inner walls. Internal diameter (i.e. across the inner wall face) measures 8.8 metres, walls 1.7 metres thick and 1.2 metres high.


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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV282915Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX67SE14. 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, map 15, 2.
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. Vol. 5, 1009.
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: #97647 ]
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)
MDV6464Related to: Hut circle 460 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 3:45PM