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HER Number:MDV103561
Name:Hut circle settment 190 metres north-west of Fox Tor

Summary

Settlement consisting of two hut circles with associated fragments of enclosures north of Fox Tor.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 624 700
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Bronze age settlement consisting of two hut circles and remains of fragmentary prehistoric enclosures north of Fox Tor

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 1064045

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 219, Map 64, 1 (Monograph). SDV337765.


Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 1993-1998, Dartmoor Royal Forest Project, Riley, H. 11/09/1995 (Report - Survey). SDV346608.

The remains of two hut circles and associated fragmentary enclosures lie on the edge of a clitter field, on a gentle slope, north of Fox Tor at SX62476997 and SX62446996. The east of the two hut circles, at SX62476997, has been recorded by Butler (1993). It measures 2.9 metres north to south by 3.4 metres and has a possible entrance gap on the west. The walls measure some 1.0 metre wide and 0.7 metres high, and the interior is level.
Fragmentary enclosure walls, 0.7 metres high and 0.2 metres wide, run off from the hut for some 100 metres to the east and 50 metres to the south-east.
Some 100 metres south-west of this hut is a further hut circle at SX62446996. It lies immediately to the north of a dry leat channel and close to the edge of the tin working remains around T Girt. The hut is 3.1 metres north to south by 2.6 metres with walls 0.9 metres wide and 0.7 metres high and no obvious entrance. A ruinous enclosure wall, 0.5 metres wide and 0.2 metres high, runs for some 6.0 metres to the north-west.


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


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Two hut circles with associated fragments of enclosure are depicted on the modern mapping. Map object partly based on this source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 219, Map 64, 1.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #63068 ]
SDV346608Report - Survey: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 1993-1998. Dartmoor Royal Forest Project. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Field/Recording In. Unknown. Riley, H. 11/09/1995.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 4 2013 12:50PM