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HER Number:MDV103402
Name:Hut circle settlement 700 metres south-east of Hare Tor


Bronze age settlement consisting of a group of at least four hut circles and associated banks north of the River Tavy. Full extent of the settlement unknown, but further huts to the east.


Grid Reference:SX 557 838
Map Sheet:SX58SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and walling of a prehistoric settlement consisting of at least four hut circles and associated banks south-east of Hare Tor

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 104, Map 32.9 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Hut circle settlement located above the junction of the Rattle Brook and Tavy. Site is extremely overgrown and little remains visible above the engulfing turf. The tops of at least four hut circles (4-5 metres in diamter) can be detected, as can slight traces of banks between them but the full extent of the settlement is unknown.

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

A prehistoric settlement consisting of two groups of hut circles and associated walling. This group is the western group of five huts and associated banks. The huts probably formed one large settlement with an associated field system. Located in an area of extensive peat cutting on a south-east facing hillslope. Investigated and mapped on digital survey layer.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 104, Map 32.9.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #62882 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV3305Related to: Hut Settlement (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 11 2012 1:11PM