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HER Number:MDV26826
Name:Settlement west of Hollow Tor

Summary

Two clear hut circles survive within a much disturbed and robbed series of enclosures. Clear sections of well-preserved stony banks survive along the south and east of the site, forming one side of an enclosure and a substantial stony lynchet divides the enclosure north to south. Other remaining sections of walls are fragmentary. Surveyed 2015

Location

Grid Reference:SX 730 762
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/183
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1982, NMR SF2112, 1115 (Aerial Photograph). SDV345548.

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

Hut circle visible within a field system.

Ordnance Survey, 1989, OS/89160, 154 (Aerial Photograph). SDV301494.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, Map 9.3 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Butler depicts this site with two hut circles and fragments of enclosure west of Hollow Tor.

Quinnell, N. V., 1995, Hut circles west of Hollow Tor (Worksheet). SDV301493.

A group of three circular marks in moorland at approximately SX73957619 visible on aerial photograph (1989). No sign of accompanying enclosure. Interpretation of aerial photograph; site not visited.

GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345751.

Hut circles and remains of enclosures visible on aerial photography.

Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 54, figure 11 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Two clear hut circles survive within a much disturbed and robbed series of enclosures. Clear sections of well-preserved stony banks survive along the south and east of the site, forming one side of an enclosure and a substantial stony lynchet divides the enclosure north to south. Other remaining sections of walls are fragmentary.
Condition: covered with bracken.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, RT60 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 18/08/2019. Impossible to access due to such dense bracken inundation. Photo taken

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, RT60 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Visited 18/08/2019. Photo taken to indicate the dense bracken cover in the entire area

Sources / Further Reading

SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. Map 9.3.
SDV301493Worksheet: Quinnell, N. V.. 1995. Hut circles west of Hollow Tor. Worksheet. Digital.
SDV301494Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1989. OS/89160. Ordnance Survey Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 154.
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.
SDV345548Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1982. NMR SF2112. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1115.
SDV345751Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Dartmoor 1999-2000 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 54, figure 11. [Mapped feature: #119318 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. RT60.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. RT60.

Associated Monuments

MDV103648Related to: Large field system centred on Halshanger Common (Monument)
MDV15723Related to: Medieval enclosures and cultivation north and west of Hollow Tor (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:Oct 11 2019 3:46PM