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HER Number:MDV79817
Name:Hut circle on Yartor Down, 500 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 is well-preserved and lies within a small enclosure and measures approximately 8.5 meters 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

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX67SE49 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV347088.

The hut at SX67887261 (PRN79817) has double-faced orthostatic walling 2.0 meters thick and 0.6 meters high with an outer wall or annex on the south-west.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 122 (Monograph). SDV299725.

One of two huts close together within a group of five irregularly shaped fields built onto the eastern side of a reave, the perimeters rebuilt surrounding a number of rabbit buries, two of them round, which are protected by a vermin trap. A passageway leads from the eastern edge towards the inner field, where a small enclosure surrounds the well-preserved uphill hut. This hut measures 8.0 meters in diameter and is joined by a small bank to its partner (PRN 79818). Other details: Map 13, 1.


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.

Large hut circle on south Yartor Down, within the Dartmeet parallel reave system; this hut is located within a small enclosure in close proximity to another hut hit and enclosure, and several post medieval pillow mounds, part of Vag Hill rabbit warren.


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

Hut circle at SX67897261. This hut circle consists of very stony walls with elements of both internal and external wall facings surviving. Much of the stone is present although collapsed. This hut which is contained within a concentric enclosure, has a level interior and has no definable entrance. It has an internal diameter of 8.5 meters, with walls 2.0 meters thick and 0.5 meters high.


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


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, DAR-SPK15 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 14/02/2019 SX67898 72625 Hut circle is in fair condition. Deterioration due bracken cover. Photos X 2 taken


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, DAR-SPK15 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Visited 14/02/2019 Photos X2 taken 1) looking west 2) looking south west

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: #106617 ]
SDV347061Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2008. Dartmeet Premier Archaeological Landscape (PAL) Field Investigation Project. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.
SDV347088Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX67SE49. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. DAR-SPK15.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. DAR-SPK15.

Associated Monuments

MDV6030Part of: Dartmeet parallel reave system - northern section (Monument)
MDV6486Part of: Group of hut circles and enclosures on south Yartor Down (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)
MDV79813Related to: Hut circle on Yartor Down, 750 meters north-west of Rowbrook (Monument)
MDV27690Related to: Ridge and furrow on southern part of Dartmeet (Monument)
MDV14379Related to: Vermin trap in Vaghill Warren (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 21 2019 10:37AM