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HER Number:MDV36026
Name:Hut Circles south of Soar Mill Cove


Site of hut circle ruins to the south of Soar Mill Cove


Grid Reference:SX 701 370
Map Sheet:SX73NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMalborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishMALBOROUGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks, structures, cropmarks and artefact scatters of prehistoric field system, remains of prehistoric barrow, medieval farmsteads and rabbit warren, 18th-19th century watch towers and World War Two RAF Bolt Head Airfield, at East Soar, Malborough

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX73NW/54
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Prehistoric - 698000 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV166737.

Des=bawden, m. /reply to questionnaire from dean mills/(c 1755)microfilm copy in west country studies library,exeter.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV166738.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

About 1 mile distant to the sw (of starehole), between upper and nether cliffs, where there is a small plain or easy descent, there seems to be the ruins of some houses, remaining in circular form (bawden cited by os). Vis=2/2/1987 (os). No definite location for these circular houses can be deduced from bawden's description. There are two areas which fall between upper and nether cliffs. One of 2.5 ha, centred at above ngr, is on a steep west slope much overgrown with bracken. No huts can be seen and the exposed situation seems an unlikely one for houses though traces of a field system are visible. The other more likely site is sx63ne/36 (os).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV166737Migrated Record:
SDV166738Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. OSA. Card Index.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6587 - Archaeological Assessment of Land between Bolt Heat and Bolt Tail

Date Last Edited:Jul 30 2020 10:54AM