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Monument Number 445116

Hob Uid: 445116
Location :
Devon
Teignbridge
Widecombe In The Moor
Grid Ref : SX7380075860
Summary : There are seven hut circles (centred at SX 7375 7592) in the vicinity of Foale's Arrishes, one being within a small pound. All appear to be of double walled type, up to 1.0m. high, and where identifiable the entrances are to the S.S.E. The hut with an annexe is at SX 7374 7584: ground photograph: see AO/53/63/1. Three huts, published on the O.S. 25" 1904 at SX 7379 7614, SX 7383 7608, and SX 7386 7605 have been destroyed, apparently as a result of field clearance.An extensive system of early field walls and lynchets exists in the area centred at SX 734 756. A 25" survey of the hut circles has been made.
More information : Foale's Arrishes [O.E.] Hut Circles [O.E.]
[Twice]

[Area centred SX 7375 7590]. (1)

The huts at Foale's Arrishes have internal diameter varying
from 18 to 30 feet. They mostly have double walls 4 to 4 1/2
feet thick. Eight of the huts were excavated in 1896, three of
them producing Deveril-Rimbury pottery. One of the huts has a
cooking annexe.

There are field systems of three periods covering an area some
300 yards by 300 yards. The last is of recent date and is
represented by ruined stone walls all of which are shown by the
Ordnance Survey. These are the enclosures to which the name
Foale's Arrishes applies. A mediaeval field system is represented
by long straight banks of stone running down the slope. Some of
the lines are incorporated in the later walls. These strips
are subdivided by cross ridges, over which the banks are humped
and which clearly belong to an earlier stage of cultivation.
The ridges are ploughed down lynchets, belonging to fields the
other sides of which are normally marked by the mediaeval banks.
The cross banks run up to and are contemporary with the hut
circles.

(Plan photograph - see AO/60/13/3).

An early writer mentions a circular enclosure almost as large
as Grimspound but this feature has disappeared. (2)

There are seven hut circles (centred at SX 7375 7592) in the
vicinity of Foale's Arrishes, one being within a small pound.
All appear to be of double walled type, up to 1.0m. high, and
where identifiable the entrances are to the S.S.E. The hut with
an annexe is at SX 7374 7584: ground photograph: see AO/53/63/1.

Three huts, published on the O.S. 25" 1904 at SX 7379 7614,
SX 7383 7608, and SX 7386 7605 have been destroyed, apparently
as a result of field clearance.

An extensive system of early field walls and lynchets exists
in the area centred at SX 734 756. A 25" survey of the hut
circles has been made. (3)

The pottery from Foale's Arrishes included some Iron Age 'A'. (4)

In Plymouth City Museum there are five sherds of LBA pottery
and a perforated whetstone. (5)

(Centred at SX 73757590) Foale's Arrishes (N.A.T.) Bronze Age
Settlement (NR). (6-7)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1906
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Prehistoric Setts on Dartmoor and the Cornish Moors.P.P.S v.18, 1952, pp.71-4, 83-4,
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NVQ 11-MAY-60
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Source Number : 4
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Oral: Lady A. Fox. Hon. Corr. 12.5.60.
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 EG 09-JUN-60
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Source Number : 6
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1963
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Source Number : 7
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : A.P. (C.P.E./UK 1824 3120 4.11.46.)
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
Monument End Date : -700
Monument Start Date : -2600
Monument Type : Field System, Enclosed Hut Circle Settlement
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Iron Age
Display Date : Iron Age
Monument End Date : 43
Monument Start Date : -800
Monument Type : Field System, Enclosed Hut Circle Settlement
Evidence : Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 008/01,03,08
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 262
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 77 NW 34
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FOALES ARRISHES
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1896-01-01
End Date : 1897-12-31
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 77 NW 34
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1960-05-11
End Date : 1960-05-11
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 77 NW 34
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1960-06-09
End Date : 1960-06-09