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HER Number:MDV21491
Name:Hut circle 7 at Foale’s Arrishes


Most northerly of the remaining hut circles at Foale's Arrishes. Excavated by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee in the late 19th century. Surveyed in 2015.


Grid Reference:SX 737 761
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/8/8
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Baring Gould Hut 7. Excavated. In centre was a triangular flat stone, probably the footstone of the central support of the roof. A few potsherds, charcoal, a flint spall and a double notched scraper.

Various, 1983, Foale's Arrishes Sketch Survey (Worksheet). SDV307217.

Much obscured by gorse, and some of the walls tumbled. On south-east slope, levelled into hillside. Internal diameter 8.4 metres, double walls 1.5 metres high. Doorway probably to south-east.
Further measurements given on separate worksheet.

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

Depicted on the modern mapping.

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

Hut circle 7 at Foale’s Arrishes. Condition is stable.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms, RT51 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 15/08/2019. The hut has 100% gorse cover on the walls but internally is clear and in good condition. There is slight evidence of livestock. Photo taken

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording photographs, RT51 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Visited 15/08/2019. Photo showing the gorse on the walls but clear internally. Looking from the south towards the north

Sources / Further Reading

SDV307217Worksheet: Various. 1983. Foale's Arrishes Sketch Survey. Worksheet. Digital.
SDV337081Article in Serial: Baring Gould, S.. 1897. Fourth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 29. A5 Hardback. 151-156.
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,. [Mapped feature: #83114 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. RT51.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. RT51.

Associated Monuments

MDV7415Part of: Hut circle settlement at Foale's Arrishes (Monument)
MDV7416Related to: Hut circle 1 at Foale's Arrishes (Monument)
MDV21489Related to: Hut circle 5 at Foale's Arrishes (Monument)
MDV21490Related to: Hut circle 6 at Foale's Arrishes (Monument)
MDV7419Related to: Hut circle 8 at Foale's Arrishes (Monument)
MDV7417Related to: Hut circle two at 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 22 2023 4:04PM