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HER Number:MDV79746
Name:Enclosure on the south of Yartor Down

Summary

Pound or enclosure surrounding a hut circle on the south of Yartor Down. Part of the Dartmeet parallel reave system.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 681 725
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: 443219
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 121 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Pound containing a hut circle (with other banks surrounding it) a few meters from a round pillow mound, or bury. Other details: Map 12, 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.

Enclosure with internal hut circle (see PRN 26477) set within fragmentary remains of other reaves/banks on the southern part of Yartor Down. Part of the Dartmeet parallel reave system.


Newman, P., 2008, English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report (Report - Survey). SDV347029.

Four hut circles and associated enclosures on the south-east slope of Vag Hill, 280 meters north-west of Rowbrook. The enclosures have been attached to elements of the Dartmeet Parallel Reave System (see 6030) and probably post-date the reaves. The enclosure walls comprise stony, turf-covered banks with some upright stones remaining in situ. The enclosure centred at SX68157259 has more substantial walls and is likely to have been refurbished in the post pre-historic period, probably when the site was being used as a rabbit warren. Several pillow mounds survive in the vicinity, including one built into one of the prehistoric enclosure walls. Sections of the reave and other prehistoric walls in the vicinity have also been refurbished with stone facings and re-enforcing of the earth banks.


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, DAR-SPK18 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 14/02/2019 Relatively clear site with only slight gorse encroachment. Signs that bracken will cover area in season. Photos X 3 taken


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, DAR-SPK18 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Visited 14/02/2019 Photos X 3 taken 1) looking south 2) looking north 3) looking north

Sources / Further Reading

SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 121.
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. [Mapped feature: #106546 ]
SDV347029Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2008. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. DAR-SPK18.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. DAR-SPK18.

Associated Monuments

MDV26477Parent of: Hut circle within enclosure on the south of Yartor Down (Monument)
MDV6030Part of: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)
MDV26341Related to: Enclosure in Dartmeet parallel reave system (Monument)
MDV79748Related to: Hut circle on the south of Yartor Down (Monument)
MDV79749Related to: Hut circle on the south of Yartor Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 21 2019 11:14AM