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HER Number:MDV79816
Name:Hut circle on Yartor Down, 600 metres 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 on the edge of a square enclosure and measures approximately 7.0 metres in diameter.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 678 726
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, 133 (Monograph). SDV299725.

This hut is one of a pair within this strip which measures 6.7 meters in diameter and remains in a good condition, with an entrance on the south. Its partner (PRN 79815) is less well-preserved. Other details: Map 13, 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 on south Yartor Down, within the Dartmeet parallel reave system, situated on the eastern side of a sub-rectangular enclosure attached to a cross reave.


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

Hut circle at SX67827261. A hut circle comprising very stony walls with some elements of both internal and external faces surviving. The interior is level with some tumble, and there is no definable entrance. Internal diameter 7.2 metres, walls 2.3 metres thick and 0.8 metres high. This hut, which is built into a slight hill slope, is set against a boundary wall of a small trapezoidal enclosure of 0.06 hectares.


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


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, DAR-SPK12 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 14/02/2019 SX67832 72622 Noted as 90% gorse encroachment Photos X 2 taken


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, DAR-SPK12 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Visited 14/02/2019 Photos X 2 taken 1) looking north 2) looking east

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. 133.
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: #106616 ]
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. DAR-SPK12.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. DAR-SPK12.

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)
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)
MDV79813Related to: Hut circle on Yartor Down, 750 meters north-west of Rowbrook (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 21 2019 10:01AM