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HER Number:MDV8096
Name:Prehistoric Settlement on Bagtor Down, Ilsington

Summary

Prehistoric settlement including a field system and hut circles between Haytor Down and Bagtor Down

Location

Grid Reference:SX 756 763
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NE/49
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • UNENCLOSED HUT CIRCLE SETTLEMENT (Early Bronze Age to Early Iron Age - 2200 BC to 700 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1960, SX77NE19 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV345596.

Field system with hut circles between Haytor and Bagtor Downs. Traces of mutilated and scattered field walls extend over a large area.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, SX77NE (Cartographic). SDV337084.

Two hut circles are visible and recorded, with a parallel reave system surrounding them. The two hut circles are joined by a wall which extends to SX75737643.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 21, Map 1 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Saddle Tor East Settlement. Two pairs of huts about 120 metres apart lie close to the northern spring of the River Sig and separated by one of the parallel reaves. The eastern pair are associated with an incomplete enclosure apparently constructed before the reaves. The perimeter wall continues as a line of slabs between the rocks on thr river side, one of which has the letters 'I' and 'B' cut on the surface to mark the boundary of 'Bagtor Manor'.


Newman, P., 2002, Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon, 11, Figure 2 (Report - Survey). SDV346395.

Prehistoric parallel reave system settlement to the east of Saddle Tor. Four large hut circles arranged in two pairs amidst a section of the reave system. The western pair is isolated from any of the reaves while those on the east are attached to a curvilinear enclosure which appears to be contained between two east to west reaves. The huts have been excavated and one has a spoil heap on the outside although no record of an excavation survive.


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

Settlement with hut circles and field boundaries shown on survey.


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

Prehistoric settlement on Bagtor Down was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument in 2004. Other details: Number 21.


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

Extensive field system and hut circles shown.

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. 21, Map 1.
SDV337084Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. SX77NE. Air Photographs Unit. Map (Paper).
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. [Mapped feature: #107754 ]
SDV345596Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1960. SX77NE19. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV346395Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2002. Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A1/2/1999. A4 Spiral Bound. 11, Figure 2.
SDV359685Plan - measured: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 2002. Haytor Down: The Archaeology. A1 Folded.

Associated Monuments

MDV115985Parent of: Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement east of Saddle Tor, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV115987Parent of: Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement east of Saddle Tor, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV8097Parent of: Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement east of Saddle Tor, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV8098Parent of: Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement east of Saddle Tor, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV61778Related to: Cairn or Chambered Tomb north-east of Saddle Tor, Ilsington (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Aug 19 2016 12:23PM