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HER Number:MDV79749
Name:Hut circle on the south of Yartor Down

Summary

One of four poorly preserved hut circle on the south of Yartor Down; set within the Dartmeet parallel reave system. This hut circle survives as a turf-covered circular platform with a level interior cut into a slight hill slope. The hut measures 7.6 metres in diameter; the walls are 2.0 metres thick and 0.6 metres high. No definable entrance.

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

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

Full description

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

Ordnance Survey survey drawing in parish file shows settlement here: one large ?hut at SX68127268 (see PRN 79750) and a cluster of small huts with fragments of walling at SX681725. Date of survey probably circa 1980. Drawing does not show Gawne's lynchets (see PRN 15714).


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX67SE124 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV298165.

There are four hut circles within the Dartmeet parallel reave system centred at SX681725. The most southerly hut (at SX68157253) is visible only as a circular levelled area 6.6 meters in diameter, abutting a field wall.


Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.


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

Irregularly shaped hut circle shown on survey.


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.
Hut 4 (SX68127253). This hut circle survives as a turf-covered circular platform with a level interior cut into a slight hill slope. The hut measures 7.6 metres in diameter; the walls are 2.0 metres thick and 0.6 metres high. No definable entrance.


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


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, DAR-SPK20 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 14/02/2019 Gorse and bracken Photos X 2 taken 1) looking north east 2) looking south south west

Sources / Further Reading

SDV298165Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX67SE124. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV315817Report - Survey: Ordnance Survey. 1980. Ordnance Survey Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey 1:2500 Plan. Unknown.
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: #106549 ]
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-SPK20.

Associated Monuments

MDV6030Part of: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)
MDV79746Related to: Enclosure on the south of Yartor Down (Monument)
MDV79748Related to: Hut circle on the south of Yartor Down (Monument)
MDV26477Related to: Hut circle within enclosure on the south of Yartor Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 21 2019 11:28AM