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HER Number:MDV79798
Name:Hut circle in enclosure 580 meters south-east of Yar Tor

Summary

Hut circle within a rectangular enclosure south-east of Yar Tor; one of seven hut circles located on Yartor Down. A mainly turf covered circular earthwork cut into a gentle slope. Attached to reave on the north side and contained within a small enclosure. There is very little visible stone visible. The diameter is 5.7 metres, with walls 2.6 metres wide and 0.6 metres high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 682 736
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

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


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 its 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.


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 4 SX68287360. A mainly turf covered circular earthwork cut into a gentle slope. Attached to reave on the north side and contained within a small enclosure. There is very little visible stone visible. The diameter is 5.7 metres, with walls 2.6 metres wide and 0.6 metres high.


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

Hut circle within a rectangular enclosure built onto a cross reave.

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: #106597 ]
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)
MDV79797Part of: 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)
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:Jun 25 2019 3:59PM