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HER Number:MDV8097
Name:Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement east of Saddle Tor, Ilsington

Summary

One of two hut circles within the east side of a Prehistoric parallel reave system settlement to the east of Saddle Tor

Location

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

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and stone walls of a Bronze age parallel reave system on Haytor Down with a number of hut circle settlements, enclosures and prehistoric cairns, plus 19th century Bagtor Tin Mine

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NE/49/1
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1982, NMR SF2112, 1068 (Aerial Photograph). SDV345548.

Photograph taken on 19th April 1982.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Hut circle visible and recorded on aerial photograph.


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

Saddle Tor East Settlement with two pairs of huts 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 which appears to predate the reaves. The southern hut of 6.8 metres diameter has two large stones on either side of the entrance. The larger eastern stone stands 1.4 metres high with a similar width and the other leans towards it separated by a stone sill. Few of the inner and outer wall slabs show above the bank.


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

The eastern pair of hut circles at the Prehistoric parallel reave system settlement to the east of Saddle Tor are attached to a curvilinear enclosure. This appears to be contained between two east to west reaves.


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

Hut circle shown on survey.


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

Hut circle shown on modern mapping.


National Monument Record, 2016, Pastscape, 445026, SX77NE19 (Website). SDV359354.

Hut circles between Haytor and Bagtor Downs. Two hut circles at SX 7570 7638 and SX 7569 7637. Both have been cut back slightly into a gentle southern slope with turf covered double walls up to 0.5 metres high, and entrances on the south. Two large orthostats form the entrance of the southernmost circle.
Traces of very mutilated and scattered field walls extend over a large area centred at SX 7560 7631.

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.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV345548Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1982. NMR SF2112. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1068.
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.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #107765 ]
SDV359354Website: National Monument Record. 2016. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. 445026, SX77NE19.
SDV359685Plan - measured: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 2002. Haytor Down: The Archaeology. A1 Folded.

Associated Monuments

MDV8096Part of: Prehistoric Settlement on Bagtor Down, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV8098Related to: Hut Circle within Prehistoric Settlement east of Saddle Tor, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV26958Related to: Parallel reave system south of Haytor Rocks (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Aug 19 2016 11:01AM