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HER Number:MDV12957
Name:Hut circle north of Foxholes

Summary

A hut circle west of Crow Tor is terraced into the hillside and has a possible entrance on its western side.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 605 785
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX67NW250
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/108
  • Pastscape: 966153

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Greeves, T. A. P., 1976, Notes on hut circles at Foxholes, 20/4/1976 (Worksheet). SDV235487.

There are about six (possibly more) prehistoric hut circles among Foxholes clitter south-south-west of Crow Tor.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not visible on Royal Air Force 1951 aerial photograph.


Gerrard, S., 1993-2002, Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report, 19/6/1998 (Report - non-specific). SDV145710.

There are no traces of any huts at this grid reference. There is however a single hut at SX60697859 lying 15.4 metres east-south-east of the newtake wall in this area. This hut is not of national importance and survives as a 3.5 metre diameter area surrounded by a 1.2 metre wide and 0.3 metre high rubble wall. A rubble spread south-east of the hut may be artificial or natural. Slight spreads of rubble downslope on the edge of the clitter may be the result of limited field clearance. Grass and bilberry cover.


Newman, P., 2004, Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey, 30/11/2004 (Report - Survey). SDV346874.

Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey visit. A possible small enclosure is attached to the south side. The hut is in a stable condition amid clitter and under short grass.


Newman , P., 2018, Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation (Report - Survey). SDV361635.

A hut circle west of Crow Tor is terraced into the hillside and has a possible entrance on its western side at SX60550 78450.


National Monument Record, 2018, Pastscape (Website). SDV360651.

A hut circle lies on the edge of a clitter field to the southwest of Crow Tor at the foot of a west-facing slope at SX 60550 78550. It is roughly circular in shape and measures 3.0 metres in diameter. The walls, built of granite moorstones, survive up to two courses high in places, and measure 0.5 metres wide and 0.5 metres high (maximum). The interior is terraced into the hillside and a possible entrance is situated in the western side (citing Riley, H. M., 23/09/1994, Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England Field Investigation).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV145710Report - non-specific: Gerrard, S.. 1993-2002. Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report. English Heritage. Unknown. 19/6/1998.
SDV235487Worksheet: Greeves, T. A. P.. 1976. Notes on hut circles at Foxholes. Worksheet. Unknown. 20/4/1976.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV346874Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2004. Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. Unknown. 30/11/2004.
SDV360651Website: National Monument Record. 2018. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website.
SDV361635Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2018. Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation. Southwest Landscape Investigations. A4 Comb Bound. [Mapped feature: #112899 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV122662Related to: Hut circle west of Crow Tor (Monument)
MDV122663Related to: Hut circle west of Crow Tor (Monument)
MDV122664Related to: Hut circle west of Crow Tor (Monument)
MDV27217Related to: Tin streamwork north of Foxholes (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7441 - Condition survey of the archaeological sites of Merrivale Training Area
  • EDV7570 - Condition survey of Merrivale Range training area

Date Last Edited:Aug 10 2018 11:16AM