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HER Number:MDV79771
Name:Hut circle in enclosure south-east of Badger's Holt

Summary

Hut circle within triangular enclosure on Yartor Down; built against a reave in the Dartmeet parallel system. This hut circle survives with elements of both internal and external walls visible. The internal wall consists of several edge-set orthostats. The interior is level with some tumble and a probable entrance oriented approximately south-south-west. The hut is built into the corner of an enclosure.
The hut is associated with the walls of a small enclosure, which is itself attached to reaves of the Dartmeet parallel reave system. Some of the walls have been refurbished in the post-prehistoric period and additional enclosures added to the west, comprising wall banks with stone faces with external ditches. A gully of unknown purpose has been cut just to the north of the hut circle.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 676 734
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: 442904
  • 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 - 1952, SX67SE17 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV282703.

Hut circle in poor condition, stones to the west about 0.7 meters above ground level but remainder overgrown with ferns and heather sinking. Diameter 8.6 meters, height 0.7 meters.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX67SE17 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV347060.

On the wouth west slope of Yartor Down is a hut circle, joined to a field wall of the parallel reave system. Type 2 hut circle within enclosure with an internal diameter of 9.6 meters and double walling of large boulders totalling 1.8 meters wide and 0.7 meters high. There is an entrance gap on the south.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 124-5 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Large hut circle (9.5 meters in diameter) opens into a triangular enclosure within the Dartmeet parallel reave system. Walls are constructed of some massive stones. Other details: Map 14, 1.


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.

This hut circle survives with elements of both internal and external walls visible. The internal wall consists of several edge-set orthostats. The interior is level with some tumble and a probable entrance oriented approximately south-south-west. The hut is built into the corner of an enclosure.
The hut is associated with the walls of a small enclosure, which is itself attached to reaves of the Dartmeet parallel reave system. Some of the walls have been refurbished in the post-prehistoric period and additional enclosures added to the west, comprising wall banks with stone faces with external ditches. A gully of unknown purpose has been cut just to the north of the hut circle.


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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV282703Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950 - 1952. SX67SE17. 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. 124-5.
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: #106573 ]
SDV347060Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX67SE17. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV347061Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2008. Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV6030Part of: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)
MDV6436Part of: Enclosure 320 meters south-east of Badger's Holt (Monument)
MDV26473Related to: Enclosure east of Badger's Holt (Monument)
MDV79772Related to: Hut circle 375 metres east-south-east of Badger's Holt (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jun 25 2019 8:23AM