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HER Number:MDV79794
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. Survives as a turf-covered stony ring with some stone visible. The interior is level with some tumble and no definable entrance. The hut is built into a medieval field bank on the east side although the integrity of the circle remains complete. The diameter is 8.2 metres with walls of 1.6 metres thick and 0.5 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

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 442886
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

An interesting group of prehistoric dwellings close to the road from Dartmeet to Ollsbrim, several of which are scheduled. Hut circle 3 measures approximately 7.5 meters in diameter. Very little of this hut remains; just the base course of the hut walls can be traced beside a later north-west to south-east bank and ditch. 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 depicted on survey.


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 1 SX68137364. Survives as a turf-covered stony ring with some stone visible. The interior is level with some tumble and no definable entrance. The hut is built into a medieval field bank on the east side although the integrity of the circle remains complete. The diameter is 8.2 metres with walls of 1.6 metres thick and 0.5 metres high.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Faint outline of this hut circle can just be seen on the modern digital aerial photography.

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. 129-30.
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: #106593 ]
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
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)
MDV79797Related to: Enclosure with hut circle 580 meters south-east of Yar Tor (Monument)
MDV6464Related 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 3:53PM