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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 (Between))

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, 2018-2019, 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, 2018-2019, 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. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. RT51.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. 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 21 2019 4:22PM