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HER Number:MDV8098
Name:Hut within settlement east of Saddle Tor, Ilsington


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


Grid Reference:SX 757 763
Map Sheet:SX77NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
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/49/2
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Photograph taken on 19th April 1982.

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 northern hut of 6.8 metres diameter stands 0.5 metres high though few stones show through the vegetation.

Newman, P., 1999, 2002, Haytor Down, Ilsington, Devon (Revised), 11, Figure 2 (Report - Survey). SDV346395.

The northern of the two hut circles on the east side of the Prehistoric parallel reave system settlement to the east of Saddle Tor. These two hut circles are attached to a curvilinear enclosure which appears to be contained between two east to west reaves. The hut have been excavated although no records of the excavation survive.

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

Hut circle shown on survey.

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

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
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.
SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV345548Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1982. NMR SF2112. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper).
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. 11, Figure 2.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #107772 ]
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: Settlement on Bagtor Down, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV8097Related to: Hut within settlement east of Saddle Tor, Ilsington (Monument)
MDV26614Related to: Saddle Tor and Haytor parallel reave system (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Aug 22 2023 3:10PM