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HER Number:MDV79797
Name:Enclosure with hut circle 580 meters south-east of Yar Tor


Rectangular enclosure with internal 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. Four of these huts are scheduled. Within the Dartmeet parallel reave system.


Grid Reference:SX 682 736
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
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

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Enclosure and hut circle are clearly visible on the late 1940s digital aerial photography.

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 5 measures approximately 5.3 meters in diameter and lies within it’s own yard, built into a cross reave. 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.

This hut circle and enclosure are built against a cross reave; the reave forms the northern wall of the enclosure, which the hut circle is set into. The enclosure appears to post-date the hut circle, which has been integrated into the enclosure walls.

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

Roughly rectangular yard or enclosure surrounding one hut circle (PRN ), measuring 10.0 by 16.5 meters.

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.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. 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.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #106596 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV79798Parent of: Hut circle in enclosure 580 meters south-east of Yar Tor (Monument)
MDV6030Part of: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)
MDV6412Related to: Deserted settlement at Yar Tor (Building)
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)
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)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 24 2015 9:20AM