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HER Number:MDV79795
Name:Hut circle 560 meters south-east of Yar Tor

Summary

A despoiled hut circle which is situated in a cultivated medieval field. It has a sloping interior with no visible entrance, and is built into a slight slope. There is a single standing edge-set orthostat from an internal wall surviving. Diameter 5.2 metres, walls 1.8 metres wide and 0.7 metres high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 681 735
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

GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping (Aerial Photograph). SDV321648.

Circular feature at this location can be seen on the 1999-2000 digital aerial photography as a pale ring 40.0 meters east of a reave and 13.0 meters south of a cross reave (part of PRN 6030). The remains of the hut appear to measure approximately 6.0 meters in diameter.


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 English Heritage survey of the Dartmeet parallel reave system.


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 6 SX68197357. A despoiled hut circle which is situated in a cultivated medieval field. It has a sloping interior with no visible entrance, and is built into a slight slope. There is a single standing edge-set orthostat from an internal wall surviving. Diameter 5.2 metres, walls 1.8 metres wide and 0.7 metres high.


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

Indistinct remains of a hut circle visible at this location.


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

Fragmentary remains of a hut circle depicted on the modern digital mapping. There appears to be a break in the wall on the south-east side, which may indicate the location of an entrance.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV321648Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping. Millennium Map. Photograph (Digital).
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.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #106594 ]
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)
MDV79794Related to: Hut circle 460 meters south-east of Yar Tor (Monument)
MDV6465Related to: Hut circle 470 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 3:56PM