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HER Number:MDV79821
Name:Hut circle on Yartor Down, 617 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 measures approximately 7.7 metres in diameter.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 677 726
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, 122 (Monograph). SDV299725.

A single hut within this strip measuring 5.8 meters in diameter lies on the edge of a square field, with an entrance on the south side. Other details: Map 13, 3.


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.

Hut circle at SX67787266. A hut circle which is incorporated in an enclosure wall survives as a stony ring. A possible entrance opening is oriented south with a single edge set stone acting as a door lining. The hut is cut into a slight slope and has a level interior. The diameter is 7.7 metres with walls 2.0 metres thick and up to 0.7 metres high.


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


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, DAR-SPK11 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 14/02/2019 SX67791 72672 Very difficult to locate due to almost complete gorse ground cover preventing access to site. Site will soon be totally covered by dense vegetation – more than two-thirds covered at present. Photos X 2 taken


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, DAR-SPK11 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Visited 14/02/2019 Photos X 2 taken 1) looking north 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: #106621 ]
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-SPK11.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. DAR-SPK11.

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)
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 9:50AM