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HER Number:MDV79818
Name:Hut circle on Yartor Down, 509 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 between pillow mounds and measures approximately 7.3 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

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.


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 (PRN 79817). This hut measures 6.6 meters in diameter and is joined to its partner by a short bank. 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.

Hut circle on south Yartor Down, within the Dartmeet parallel reave system. This hut circle is attached to the boundary of an enclosure or field and lies in close proximity to another hut circle (PRN 79817) 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 SX67887260. A hut circle which survives as a turf-covered stony ring with a level interior and a possible entrance oriented south. It is situated against an enclosure wall and measures 7.3 meters in diameter with walls of 2.0 meters thick and 0.6 meters high.


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, DAR-SPK16 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 14/02/2019 Fair condition No photo taken

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.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic. [Mapped feature: #106618 ]
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.
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-SPK16.

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)
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 10:46AM