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HER Number:MDV8066
Name:Prehistoric Settlement north-east of Emsworthy Rocks

Summary

Prehistoric settlement within the parallel reave system to the north-east of Emsworthy Rocks

Location

Grid Reference:SX 751 772
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Bronze age settlement north-west of Haytor Rocks, comprising a partitioned enclosure with a hut circle and a fragmentary field system including at least one further hut circle

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NE/19
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE SETTLEMENT (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1961, 58/4424, F41.0108 (Aerial Photograph). SDV280247.


Linehan, C. D., 1966, Deserted Sites and Rabbit-Warrens on Dartmoor, Devon (Article in Serial). SDV307246.

Holwell Tor. Two buildings with enclosures at 381 metres O.D. Possible late development. Other details: Table 2.


Haynes, R. G., 1966-1969, Ruined Sites on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV150434.

Site visited on 3rd May 1968. A drystone built house of small stones. Very ruinous and indistinct but probably had three rooms with doors on the east. Possibly connected with Hay Tor quarry. No related enclosures. NGR given as SX75187740. Other details: ND 55.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, SX77NW (Cartographic). SDV345445.

Agglomerated and partitioned enclosure with four or more elements, in a junction between two reaves in a parallel reave system. A bank or reave extends south-east from this enclosure to SX75337710. There are two hut circles, one attached to the inside, one to the outer wall, of this enclosure.


Everett, C., 1988, Haytor Down - Summary of Archaeological Features, HD103, Map 6 (Report - Survey). SDV359684.

Field system and hut circles south of Holwell Tor.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 20-1 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Settlement to the north of Emsworthy Rocks. A number of banks connect two reaves on the flat ground north of the rocks forming small enclosures. Two branches of the granite tramway which cut across the site have caused some damage on the western edge. A few slabs still stand around the flat interior of a hut of 6 metres diameter in the angle between two of the banks. Other details: Map 1.


Newman, P., 2002, Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon, 10, Figure 2 (Report - Survey). SDV346395.

Prehistoric parallel reave system settlement to the north of Emsworthy Rocks. Surviving elements in this area demonstrate that additional sub-divisions were added between the two east-west reaves and the north-south reave which is common to both of them. The extra detail which includes some curvilinear enclosure walls is visible on both the east and west sides of the sub-division though extremely fragmentary. There are two hut circles in the locality with both attached to sections of enclosure wall and have been robbed.


Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 2002, Haytor Down: The Archaeology (Plan - measured). SDV359685.

Settlement with parallel reaves and enclosures shown on survey.


Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

Prehistoric settlement north-east of Emsworthy Rocks considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Other details: Number 6.


English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345521.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV150434Un-published: Haynes, R. G.. 1966-1969. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Ruined Sites on Dartmoor. Manuscript + Digital.
SDV280247Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1961. 58/4424. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). F41.0108.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 20-1.
SDV307246Article in Serial: Linehan, C. D.. 1966. Deserted Sites and Rabbit-Warrens on Dartmoor, Devon. Medieval Archaeology. 10. Digital.
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.
SDV345445Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. SX77NW. Air Photographs Unit. Map (Paper).
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #107446 ]
SDV346395Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2002. Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A1/2/1999. A4 Spiral Bound. 10, Figure 2.
SDV359684Report - Survey: Everett, C.. 1988. Haytor Down - Summary of Archaeological Features. HD103, Map 6.
SDV359685Plan - measured: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 2002. Haytor Down: The Archaeology. A1 Folded.

Associated Monuments

MDV115879Parent of: Hut Circle on northern side of Prehistoric Settlement north of Emsworthy Rocks, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV115876Parent of: Hut Circle on western side of Prehistoric Settlement north of Emsworthy Rocks, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV26539Parent of: Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV117050Related to: Building 400 metres north of Emsworthy Rocks, Ilsington (Building)
MDV116933Related to: Commemorative Stone near Emsworthy, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV8068Related to: Haytor Granite Tramway, Haytor to Stover Canal (Monument)
MDV116608Related to: Medieval Building north of Emsworthy Rocks, Ilsington (Building)
MDV8081Related to: Quarry west of Haytor Rocks, Ilsington (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7021 - Haytor Down: Survey Report (Ref: A1/2/1999)

Date Last Edited:Nov 4 2016 10:16AM