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HER Number:MDV4155
Name:Cox Tor, Hut Circle


Prehistoric hut circle on Cox Tor


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

  • 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.

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

Very small hut circle 2.5 meters diameter. Door to north. Upper layer of stones appears to be a recent addition. Height of wall 0.4 meters.

Ordnance Survey, 1980, Untitled Source (Site Visit). SDV337069.

Circular structure resembling a Type 1 Hut. Apart from some recently deposited stones it has a level interior 1.4 meters diameter with rubble walls of 0.8 meters wide, 0.4 meters high. Entrance gap on north. Presumably a hut circle, but too small for human habitation

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, SX57NW, 1144-5 (Cartographic). SDV225501.

Not visible Royal Air Force verticals.

Ordnance Survey, 1987, Untitled Source (Site Visit). SDV337071.

Small hut circle. Walls 1.3 meters wide of medium rubble, define area 1.4 meters across. Entrance possibly on northern arc. Much displaced stone inside. The small size is comparable to others in the area (citing Pattison).

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

Gerrard, S., 1992, Untitled Source (Site Visit). SDV337072.

Oval.1.7 meters by 1.5 meters internally. Rubble bank wall 0.9 meters wide, 0.3 meters high. North facing doorway.

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.
SDV225501Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. SX57NW. Air Photographs Unit. Map (Paper). 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.
SDV337069Site Visit: Ordnance Survey. 1980.
SDV337070Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 58/6399. Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 0044-5.
SDV337071Site Visit: Ordnance Survey. 1987.
SDV337072Site Visit: Gerrard, S.. 1992. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset..

Associated Monuments

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

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 13 2015 9:12AM