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HER Number:MDV48242
Name:Hut circle north of wall within settlement north-east of Cox Tor


Hut of 6.6 metres by 4.4 metres with walls 1.5 metres wide by 0.2 metres high to the north of a boundary wall within the settlement to the north-east of Cox Tor on Peter Tavy Great Common. Part of MDV4124.


Grid Reference:SX 535 766
Map Sheet:SX57NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX57NW33
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NW/19/12
  • Old SAM Ref: 20397
  • Pastscape: 439818
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monuments Record, 12/02/2013, 439818 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV350934.

[Part of] a group of twenty-two hut circles and associated enclosure walling, scattered along, and terreced into, a moderate slope for some 300 metres on the north-east and east side of Cox Tor.
Hut 'W'. SX 5350 7668. Hut circle, oval along the contour with internal diameter 4.4 - 6.6 metres. The feature is formed by two crescentic scarps, one cut into the slope to 0.6 metres, the other an embankment downhill 0.55 metres high, with the remaining short arcs on the north-west and south-east visible as low banks 1.5 metres wide and 0.2 metres high. The interior is level. This hut circle is almost totally turf-covered but there is a line of large boulders along the southern arc. No entrance is visible.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 129141 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Visited in 1992. Oval hut with Internal dimensions 6.6 metres by 4.4 metres. Single orthostatic wall 1.5 metres wide, 0.2 metres high. Probably originally attached to field boundary wall.

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 84-85, Map 31, Figure 31.2 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Hut circle at the north end of the arc of Enclosure 'C' at 'Cox Tor North-east' settlement.

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

Visible on aerial photograph.

Newman, P., 2019, Prehistoric Settlements North and South of Wedlake (Supplementary survey report) (Report - Survey). SDV363726.

U-shaped feature shown on survey.

Ordnance Survey, 2022, Mastermap 2022 (Cartographic). SDV364674.

Oval hut shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2022, National Heritage List for England, 1011432 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364675.

The stone hut circle is terraced into the hillslope and is composed of an orthostatic wall defining an internal area measuring 6.6 metres long by 4.4 metres wide. The huts walls are 1.5 metres wide and stand up to 0.2 metres high.

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. 84-85, Map 31, Figure 31.2.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 129141.
SDV345590Aerial Photograph: Cartographic Engineering. 2006. Dartmoor 2006 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital.
SDV350934National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 12/02/2013. 439818. National Monuments Record Database. Website.
SDV364674Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2022. Mastermap 2022. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV364675National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2022. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1011432.

Associated Monuments

MDV4124Part of: Hut circle settlement north-east of Cox Tor (Monument)
MDV48241Related to: Boundary wall forming part of the settlement north-east of Cox Tor (Monument)
MDV26316Related to: Prospecting pits on the north-east slope of Cox Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8292 - Survey of the prehistoric settlements north and south of Wedlake

Date Last Edited:Oct 3 2022 2:34PM