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HER Number:MDV79813
Name:Hut circle on Yartor Down, 750 meters north-west of Rowbrook

Summary

One of seven hut circles on south Yartor Down, around 450 meters north of the River Dart. Part of the Dartmeet parallel reave system, these huts are associated with fields and enclosures which have been overlaid by later boundaries. This hut lies to the west of the group and measures 8.0 meters in diameter.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 676 727
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: 442998
  • 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, 122 (Monograph). SDV299725.

This hut measures 6.7 meters in diameter and is built into the corner of its surrounding field. A fallen slab lies across the entrance. Other details: Map 13, 5.


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 situated on south Yartor Down within the Dartmeet parallel reave system.


Newman, P., 2008, Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project (Report - Survey). SDV347061.

Hut circle at SX67667272 is visible as a stony ring built into a slight slope with much stone visible and is near to a boundary wall. It has a level interior with some tumble and no visible entrance. This hut measures 7.9 meters in diameter, walls 1.8 meters thick and 0.8 meters high.


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


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 03/01/2019. Hut recorded at SX67669 72727. Although dense, impenetrable gorse covers much of the lower, western slopes of Vag Hill, this hut is relatively free of vegetation - bracken coverage with clear patches.

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. 122.
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: #106613 ]
SDV347061Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2008. Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV6030Part of: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)
MDV6486Part of: Group of hut circles and enclosures on south Yartor Down (Monument)
MDV79817Related to: Hut circle on Yartor Down, 500 metres north-west of Rowbrook (Monument)
MDV79818Related to: Hut circle on Yartor Down, 509 meters north-west of Rowbrook (Monument)
MDV79815Related to: Hut circle on Yartor Down, 600 metres north-west of Rowbrook (Monument)
MDV79816Related to: Hut circle on Yartor Down, 600 metres north-west of Rowbrook (Monument)
MDV79821Related to: Hut circle on Yartor Down, 617 metres north-west of Rowbrook (Monument)
MDV79814Related to: Hut circle on Yartor Down, 715 meters north-west of Rowbrook (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 25 2019 4:21PM