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HER Number:MDV21488
Name:Hut circle in enclosure south-west of Foale's Arrishes

Summary

Hut circle on Blackslade Down, associated with enclosure on reave to the south-west of the Foale's Arrishes settlement. Excavated in 1897 by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee. Surveyed in 2015.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 735 757
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/8/5
  • Old SAM County Ref: 262
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2200 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Baring Gould, S., 1897, Fourth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, 151-156 (Article in Serial). SDV337081.

Hut 4. Excavated 1896. No sign of human habitation.


Various, 1983, Foale's Arrishes Sketch Survey, 23/5/1983, plan (Worksheet). SDV307217.

Hut circle with internal diameter 5.5 metres, walls 0.6 metres high. Levelled into hillside. Sited south of most south-westerly field boundary. Dubiously a hut - only one ring of stones, many collapsed.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Hut visible on aerial photography and recorded on map overlay.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Clearly visible on aerial photography.


Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Depicted on the modern mapping.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 51, Figure 11 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Hut four at Foale's Arrishes. Condition is stable.


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, RT55 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 15/08/2019. The outline of the hut is only just visible due to 100% bracken cover. Stable condition. Photo taken


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, RT55 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Visited 15/08/2019. Photo looking from the west to the east showing the bracken inundation

Sources / Further Reading

SDV307217Worksheet: Various. 1983. Foale's Arrishes Sketch Survey. Worksheet. Digital. 23/5/1983, plan.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV337081Article in Serial: Baring Gould, S.. 1897. Fourth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 29. A5 Hardback. 151-156.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 51, Figure 11. [Mapped feature: #119297 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. RT55.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. RT55.

Associated Monuments

MDV26807Part of: Enclosure attached to a reave south-west of Foale's Arrishes (Monument)
MDV21493Related to: Hut circle south of reave and enclosure south-west of Foale's Arrishes (Monument)
MDV26974Related to: Parallel reaves around Pil Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 21 2019 4:50PM