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HER Number:MDV113616
Name:Three stone hut circles 300 metres south-east of Headland Warren Farm

Summary

Two hut circles and a short section of enclosure wall on the lower south-west slope of Hookney Tor, north of the Headland track. Both huts have level interiors and stony earth walls. The internal diameters are 5.8 metres and 6.5 metres. A short section of curving enclosure wall runs between the huts comprising a low earthwork bank with some stones protruding.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 695 808
Map Sheet:SX68SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishNorth Bovey
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH BOVEY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Pastscape: 1345266

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Newman, P., 2002, Headland Warren and the Birch Tor and Vitifer Mines, 27/07/2001 (Report - Survey). SDV363213.

Centred SX 6957 8088. Two hut circles and a short section of enclosure wall on the lower south-west slope of Hookney Tor, north of the Headland track. Both huts have level interiors and stony earth walls. The internal diameters are 5.8 metres and 6.5 metres. A short section of curving enclosure wall runs between the huts comprising a low earthwork bank with some stones protruding.


English Heritage, 2015, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV357602.

The monument includes three stone hut circles and a length of rubble walling situated on a gentle south west-facing slope of Hookney Tor overlooking the valley of the West Webburn River. The northern stone hut circle survives as a 6.4m diameter internal area surrounded by a 1.6m wide earthwork bank with occasional protruding stones standing up to 0.7m high. The central stone hut circle survives as an 8m diameter platform with a single edge-set slab on the western side, whilst the southern hut measures 6.4m in diameter internally and is denoted on the east by a 0.8m wide single orthostatic wall standing up to 0.8m high. The western sector of this building survives as a 2m wide scarp standing up to 0.8m high. The boundary wall between the two southern huts is of orthostatic construction and measures up to 2m wide and 0.6m high.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV357602National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV363213Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2002. Headland Warren and the Birch Tor and Vitifer Mines. English Heritage. A1/34/2002. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. 27/07/2001.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7139 - Headland Warren and the Birch Tor and Vitifer Mines Survey (Ref: A1/20/2001, A1/34/2002)

Date Last Edited:Sep 17 2019 4:01PM