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Yar Tor Hut Circle

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Yar Tor Hut Circle (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) by fitzcoraldo Quote from the forum
' We think that the large white house in the centre of the picture is Brimpts Mead, which is now very enclosed by trees and not really visible (the entrance to its drive is just up the hill from Pixies Holt). It must have been quite new then, but I think may not be so bright white now.
Brimpts Farm would be off to the right, but you can see the main road cutting across the top of the picture on front of the forestry trees, you can see where it turns, on the map there is a spot height of 293m at this point. As most of the Dartmoor plantations were planted around 1920, this dates the photo to after that - not sure how long it takes for the trees to mature.
The building in the top left are at Hexworthy but I don't know which ones - maybe the pub?
On the left you can see the road of Dartmeet hIll, with a track running to the right to Dartmeet Bungalow (may have had a different name then - but was named this when a prominent DTRG member Peter Hirst who co wrote the Brimpts book lived here until he died a few years ago).
Tim says the circle in the photo is visible from the road, at GR SX 676 734 - if it was Ollsbrim you wouldn't be able to see the track to the bungalow so easily, but you are right, it is a round house not a stone circle!

fitzcoraldo Image Credit: Chapmen & Co. Dawlish
Posted by fitzcoraldo
14th November 2009ce
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