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Hutholes

Hob Uid: 445182
Location :
Devon
Teignbridge
Widecombe in the Moor
Grid Ref : SX7019075850
Summary : A deserted Medieval village, probably the site of the early manor of Dewdon. Visible features include a long house and manor house.
More information : SX 702758. The small deserted village of South
Rowden or Hotholes (Hutholes) lies in an acre of waste ground
known as Old Walls, on Dockwell farm. The ruins of six
buildings were the remains of a more extensive Medieval village.
The remnants of a narrow entrance lane can be seen leading from
the Grimspound to Widecombe road and passing through the site.
Excavation disclosed overlying sequences of turf-walled
buildings replaced by stone walled structures comprising the
manor house, a three-roomed long-house, two single-roomed
dwelling houses, and two barns, one of which was possibly for
drying corn. The stone-walled manor house was an imposing
building 51 feet by 20 feet. After partial demolition in the
early 13th century it was replaced by a similar building, 44
feet by 14 feet. The stone-walled long-house replaced the last
turf-house and was also of two periods. Pottery suggests that
the stone house was occupied in the late 12th and 13th century.
The beginning of the site is provisionally ascribed to the
early 11th century. Classed as a well preserved site (4). (1-5)

The DMV of Hutholes is probably the site of the early Dewdon Manor, this is indicated by the proportions and size of the Manor House in the late 12th-early 13th century and the long sequence of turf-walled buildings on the same site. The desertation of the village appeared to be gradual, finally abandoned by the mid 14th century. The gradual abandonment is borne out by changes in function of some of the buildings; one was converted into a corn-drying barn, originally with a double drier. (6)

The site was surveyed by staff of RCHME during July 1994, for further information see archive report. (7)

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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : T Devon Ass 95 1963 171.2 Map (H French & C D Linehan)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : T Torquay NHs 14 1972-3 117 Plan (E M Minter)
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Source : Hutholes DMV
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Source : Hutholes DMV/pencil survey
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : DMV Res Gp 12th Ann Report 1964 16-17
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : DMV Res Gp 13th Ann Rep 1965 Appendix E
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : APs (F 61 58 RAF 6399 0021.2 2 7 64)
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Source Number : 6
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Medieval Archaeol. 23, 1979. 98-158 (G. Beresford)
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Source Number : 7
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Newman P, 21-JUl-94 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source Number : 7a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Beresford G, Medieval Archaeol 23, 1979. 98-158
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Source Number : 7b
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Henderson C, RAM Museum Archaeological Field Unit Exeter. (Oral inf)
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Source : Hutholes DMV/ink survey
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Deserted Settlement, Longhouse, Manor House, Hollow Way, Corn Drying Oven
Evidence : Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 43
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 901
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 77 NW 62
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, HUTHOLES, SOUTH ROWDEN
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1964-01-01
End Date : 1965-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, HUTHOLES (HOUSE 3)
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1994-01-01
End Date : 1994-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 77 NW 62
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1994-07-21
End Date : 1994-07-21
Associated Activities : Primary, HUTHOLES BUILDING 6
Activity type : EVALUATION
Start Date : 1999-01-01
End Date : 2000-12-31