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HER Number:MDV27208
Name:Enclosure and hut circle 400 metres east of Higher White Tor


Enclosure with two elements each containing a hut circle. Visible on raf 1951 ap (rchm app 1985).


Grid Reference:SX 624 786
Map Sheet:SX67NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Bronze Age settlement 400 metres east of Higher White Tor, comprising enclosures with at least one hut circle and associated fields and a cairn

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67NW/159
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV265535.

Enclosure with two elements each containing a hut circle. Visible on raf 1951 ap (rchm app 1985).

SX62507864, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV265536.

Settlement comprising a single hut circle associated with 3 fields or enclosures, situated on a moderate e slope. A (sx62507864) spread walls of wortleberry-covered small and medium size stones define a hut circle with an internal diameter of 4.1m. The walls average 1.7m in width and 0.4m in height, with a possible entrance break in the e side. The level interior is terraced into the slope. The hut may have been attached to a field boundary which now ends 5m to the n.

SX62507861, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV265537.

Three irregular fields form a small agglomeration with common internal boundaries, the whole covering c0.6ha 70m to the w, a slight stony lynchet 0.7m wide and 0.3m high possibly indicates other fields now robbed out. The surviving field boundaries are on average 1.5m wide and 0.4m high and are composed of medium and large size stones, occasionally linking natural boulders. On the se and s the boundary defines the field edge from thick clitter. B (sx62507861) within a field is a small arrangement of medium size stones, set edge to edge in a circle of 1.3m internal diameter. It may be a campers hearth of recent origin, but no fire traces were visible.

SX62437862, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV265538.

C (sx62437862) an arc of walling attached to the inside of a field boundary indicates possibly the remnant of a hut or other structure.

SX62427863, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV265539.

D (sx62427863) a small spread of cleared stone 3m long and 1.5m wide.

SEE RCHM APP 1985, ABOVE, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV265540.

A second hut circle recorded by palmer (see rchm app 1985, above) in the w of the three fields could not be identified on the ground (nmr citing rchm app 1985 but probably referring to rchm duchy farms survey).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV265541.

Aph=raf 540/483/4048(24/4/1951).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV265542.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV265543.


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

Map object based on this source.

Cartographic Engineering, 2006, Dartmoor 2006 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345590.

The enclosure appears from this aerial photography to extend to the north, so this has been included in the area polygonised for this monument. Map object based on this source.

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

Enclosure visible on the aerial photography, although slightly less clear than on the 2006 version.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV265535Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV265536Migrated Record: SX62507864.
SDV265537Migrated Record: SX62507861.
SDV265538Migrated Record: SX62437862.
SDV265539Migrated Record: SX62427863.
SDV265540Migrated Record: SEE RCHM APP 1985, ABOVE.
SDV265541Aerial Photograph:
SDV265542Migrated Record:
SDV265543Migrated Record:
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV345590Aerial Photograph: Cartographic Engineering. 2006. Dartmoor 2006 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV52786Related to: Cairn 400 metres north-east of Higher White Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 7 2013 10:38AM