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HER Number:MDV8090
Name:Hut in settlement north-east of Holwell Tor


Hut Circle in the Prehistoric parallel reave system settlement to the north-east of Holwell Tor built into a wall junction


Grid Reference:SX 753 777
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and surviving stone walls of a prehistoric settlement including hut circles and a parallel reave field system to the north-east of Holwell Tor

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NE/42
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Victoria County History, 1906, The Victoria History of the County of Devon, 628 (Article in Serial). SDV238214.

Everett, C., 1988, Haytor Down - Summary of Archaeological Features, HD74 , Map 6 (Report - Survey). SDV359684.

Hut circle shown in small square enclosure on map.

Newman, P., 1999, 2002, Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon (Revised), 9, Figures 2 + 4 (Report - Survey). SDV346395.

The smallest enclosure at the parallel reave system settlement north-east of Howell Tor has a hut circle built into a wall junction.

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

Hut circle shown on survey in the western wall of a small rectangular enclosure.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Hut circle visible on aerial photograph.

Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Hut circle shown on modern mapping.

National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape (Website). SDV359354.

Second hut circle near Haytor Quarries in Holwell Tor with single wall construction and circa 0.4 metres high.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV238214Article in Serial: Victoria County History. 1906. The Victoria History of the County of Devon. Victoria History of the County of Devon. 1. Unknown. 628.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV346395Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 1999, 2002. Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon (Revised). Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A1/2/1999. A4 Spiral Bound. 9, Figures 2 + 4.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #107690 ]
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.
SDV359684Report - Survey: Everett, C.. 1988. Haytor Down - Summary of Archaeological Features. HD74 , Map 6.
SDV359685Plan - measured: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 2002. Haytor Down: The Archaeology. A1 Folded.

Associated Monuments

MDV26621Part of: Settlement and field system north-east of Holwell Tor (Monument)
MDV8089Related to: Hut in settlement north-east of Holwell Tor (Monument)
MDV115871Related to: Hut within enclosure north-east of Holwell Tor, Ilsington (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:May 23 2022 2:55PM