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HER Number:MDV56596
Name:Group of huts 460 metres north-east of Roos Tor

Summary

A scattered group of 5 hut circles on the eastern slope of Roos Tor amid a clitter spread. The huts consist of low circular turf banks with some stone still in place. The internal diameters are between 3.7 metres and 7 metres. Surveyed in 2003.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 548 767
Map Sheet:SX57NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of five unenclosed Bronze Age hut circles on the eastern slope of Roos Tor
  • SHINE: Earthwork remains of five unenclosed Bronze Age hut circles on the eastern slope of Roos Tor

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 NW 110
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NW/224
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Newman, P., 2004, Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey (Report - Survey). SDV346874.

Condition is stable.


Probert, S. A. J., 2010, A Condition Survey of the Archaeological Sites of Merrivale Range, Dartmoor Training Area (Report - Survey). SDV360515.

Condition is stable.


National Monument Record, 2017, Pastscape (Website). SDV359964.

Two enclosed hut circles around 58 metres apart are scooped into a fairly steep se-facing hillslope. They are situated in open moorland in a light to medium density clitter spread. There is no apparent trace of other features or associated walling.
(1) SX54777673. Approximately 4.1 metres in internal diameter and levelled into the slope to a depth of 0.4 metres. The front has been built up and the rather crude wall of small boulders and stones which may have been edged with small boulders is on average 1.4 metres wide and 0.2 metres high. The entrance could have been sited along the slope either on the north-east or south-west side. A slight stony spread on the internal north-east side is probably debris from the wall.
(2) SX54827676. Approximately 4.5 metres in internal diameter and slightly levelled into the slope. The turf-covered wall composed of medium-sized stones and one large boulder is about 1.7 metres wide and 0.2 metres high. A break in the south-east side may indicate the position of the entrance.
It seems doubtful given their rather isolated position that either of these previously unrecorded huts have been excessively disturbed (citing Fletcher, M. J., 13/12/1987, Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England field investigation).
Re-surveyed using GPS September 2003: A scattered group of 5 hut circles on the eastern slope of Roos Tor amid a clitter spread. The huts consist of low circular turf banks with some stone still in place. The internal diameters are between 3.7 metres and 7 metres. See related records. (citing Newman. P., 10/07/2003, English Heritage Field Investigation).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346874Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2004. Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. Unknown.
SDV359964Website: National Monument Record. 2017. Pastscape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk. Website. [Mapped feature: #95573 ]
SDV360515Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J.. 2010. A Condition Survey of the Archaeological Sites of Merrivale Range, Dartmoor Training Area. A4 Comb Bound.

Associated Monuments

MDV119453Parent of: Hut circle 450 metres north-east of Roos Tor (Monument)
MDV119452Parent of: Hut circle 500 metres north-east of Roos Tor (Monument)
MDV119454Parent of: Hut circle 515 metres east-north-east of Roos Tor (Monument)
MDV119451Parent of: Hut circle 520 metres north-east of Roos Tor (Monument)
MDV119449Parent of: Hut circle 560 metres north-east of Roos Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7441 - Condition survey of the archaeological sites of Merrivale Training Area
  • EDV7570 - Condition survey of Merrivale Range training area

Date Last Edited:Jun 27 2017 4:37PM