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HER Number:MDV26792
Name:Hut circle south of Higher Tor


Hut circle south of Higher Tor; one of a group of three unenclosed huts 250 metres south of the Tor.


Grid Reference:SX 615 914
Map Sheet:SX69SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBelstone
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SW/120
  • Old SAM Ref: 28676
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description


Vis=4/9/1997 (gerrard) hut circle forming part of unenclosed settlement (mpp).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1142.

Vis=12/6/1985 (greeves) at least two small prehistoric hut circles on the hillside c 100m above taw marsh. Stones of hut circles barely break surface of ground. It is probable there are others in the area (worksheet).

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV232287.

Not visible on raf 1946 photos at this precise grid reference, but three hut circles are visible about 250m - 300m to the north on the same slope. Crf:sx69sw/120/1 (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV232290.

Des=worksheet(greeves 1985).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV232291.

Aph=raf/3g/tud/uk/138 5438(11/4/1946).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV232292.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV232293.

Des=gerrard, s. /(4/9/1997)/as above.

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Hut circle is visible on the 1940s aerial photography.

Probert, S. A. J., 2003-2004, Measured survey North Dartmoor Military Range (Report - Survey). SDV350801.

Centred SX 61419143. Hut circles were identified on a steep east-facing moorland hillslope covered by scattered clitter. The three unenclosed huts at SX61379145, SX61419143 (this one), and SX61399141 are not particularly well defined. They have tumbled walls with large boulders and upright slabs standing to a maximum 0.8 metres high. The interiors are sloping and the entrances are not well defined.

English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345521.

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

Hut circle is visible on the modern aerial photography at this location.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1142Migrated Record:
SDV232287Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV232290Migrated Record:
SDV232291Aerial Photograph:
SDV232292Migrated Record:
SDV232293Migrated Record:
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #85447 ]
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV350801Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 2003-2004. Measured survey North Dartmoor Military Range. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Unknown.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 21 2013 9:50AM