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HER Number:MDV4155
Name:Cox Tor, Hut Circle

Summary

Circular structure resembling a Type 1 Hut. Apart from some recently deposited stones it has a level interior 1.4m in diameter with rubble walling 0.8m wide and 0.4m high. There is an entrance gap on the north. It is presumably a hut circle but of such small dimensions that it could hardly have been for human habitation.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 530 761
Map Sheet:SX57NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57NW38
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 439833
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NW/44
  • Old SAM Ref: 22225(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 58/6399, 0044-5 (Aerial Photograph). SDV337070.

Baring Gould, S., 1898, Fifth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, 105 (Article in Serial). SDV337066.

A small oval hut circle, 8 feet by 5 feet 6 inches, twenty yards below the cairn on Cox Tor (SX 57 NW 39). It has a north facing doorway. The upper walls appear to be recent.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX57NW 38 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV337067.

(10/08/1950) Hut Circle, Cock's Tor.
A very small hut circle 2.5m in diameter, Entrance to north. In a very good state of preservation, but the upper layer of stones appears to have been added in recent years to effect restoration. Height of wall 0.4m. The hut is of such small dimensions that it would appear to have been to hold only one porch.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX57NW38 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV337069.

(07/11/1980) Circular structure resembling a Type 1 Hut. Apart from some recently deposited stones it has a level interior 1.4m in diameter with rubble walling 0.8m wide and 0.4m high. There is an entrance gap on the north. It is presumably a hut circle but of such small dimensions that it could hardly have been for human habitation (see ground photograph). Surveyed at 1:10000 on MSD and at 1:2500 (see plan with SX 57 NW 39).

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP, 1144-5 (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Not visible on Royal Air Force verticals.

Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England, 1987-1993, Duchy Farms Project Survey Visit (Report - Survey). SDV350839.

(11/12/1987) SX53077618 A small hut circle in the lea of Cox Tor. Rubble walls 1.3m wide, of medium size stones, define an internal area 1m to 1.4m across. The entrance was possibly on the N arc. There is much displaced stone inside. The small size of this structure is comparable to others in the area: see SX 57 NW 64, 115 and 141. See RCHME Cox Tor Survey (1/2500 scale)

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset. (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(1992) Oval. 1.7m by 1.5m internally. Rubble bank wall 0.9m wide, 0.3m high. North facing doorway.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 83 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 83.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital.
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. 1144-5.
SDV337066Article in Serial: Baring Gould, S.. 1898. Fifth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 38. A5 Hardback. 105.
SDV337067Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX57NW 38. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV337069Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX57NW38. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV337070Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 58/6399. Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 0044-5.
SDV350839Report - Survey: Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England. 1987-1993. Duchy Farms Project Survey Visit. Royal Commission for the Historical Monuments of England Archaeological Survey. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV56609Related to: ENCLOSURE in the Parish of Peter Tavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8416 - Excavation of hut circle at Cox Tor
  • EDV8423 - Duchy Farms Project

Date Last Edited:Aug 31 2021 3:39PM