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HER Number:MDV27381
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 614 914
Map Sheet:SX69SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBelstone
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBELSTONE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 1160572
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SW/120/1
  • 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) at sx61489145. Hut circle forming part of unenclosed settlement (mpp).

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV249855.

Three hut circles visible above river taw, at sx61379132 (in lydford parish), sx61399135 + sx61559149 (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV249858.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV249859.


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, and SX61399141 (this one) 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

SDV249855Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV249858Aerial Photograph:
SDV249859Migrated 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: #85719 ]
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 9:53AM