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HER Number:MDV58416
Name:Hut in enclosure on north side of Hound Tor Down

Summary

The hut circle is attached to the south-western interior of the enclosure. This has also been robbed of usable stone and comprises a stony earthen ring, much collapsed inwards.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 743 791
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishManaton
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishMANATON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX77NW92
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/393
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/393/3
  • Old SAM Ref: 28786(P)
  • Old SAM Ref: 28786(P)
  • Pastscape: 1044916

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140555a/b, 20/5/1995 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Prehistoric and medieval settlements and their field systems at Hound Tor. Diameter 6 metres. Single orthostat wall 1.8 metres wide, 1.1 metres high. Internal area 28.26 metres. The north-eastern sector of this hut survives as a buried feature.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, Map 8.1 (Monograph). SDV299725.

Hound Tor North Settlement. Butler depicts this hut; one of four associated with the enclosure.


Newman, P. + Probert, S. + Riley, H., 1994, Houndtor Down, Manaton, Devon - A New Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. (Report - Survey). SDV344628.

Centred SX 7435 7917. An ovoid enclosure containing a possible hut platform and traces of four further huts lie on the gently sloping north-east flank of Houndtor Down 150 metres north-east of the tor.
Of the two hut circles depicted by Butler only one possible stance is recognisable as a crude ring of stones approximately 4.5 metres in diameter. There is no obvious entrance and the interior is sloping.


Newman, P., 2017, An Archaeological Survey of an area affected by burning on Hound Tor Down, Manaton, Devon, 2 (Report - Survey). SDV361522.

The hut circle is attached to the south-western interior of the enclosure. This has also been robbed of usable stone and comprises a stony earthen ring, much collapsed inwards. The interior currently measures 5 metres by 3.3 metres, though is likely to once have been somewhat larger.


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 14/07/2019. Entire area totally inundated with bracken at a height of 1.5m which was too dense to even wade through. Impossible to conduct a meaningful survey of this site.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140555a/b, 20/5/1995.
SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. Map 8.1.
SDV344628Report - Survey: Newman, P. + Probert, S. + Riley, H.. 1994. Houndtor Down, Manaton, Devon - A New Survey by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England.. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A4 Spiral Bound.
SDV361522Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2017. An Archaeological Survey of an area affected by burning on Hound Tor Down, Manaton, Devon. Southwest Landscape Investigations. Digital. 2.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV58414Related to: Enclosure on north side of Hound Tor Down, Manaton (Monument)
MDV58415Related to: Feature in enclosure on north side of Hound Tor Down (Monument)
MDV58420Related to: Hut circle by boundary south-east of enclosure on Hound Tor Down (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7556 - Survey on Hound Tor Down

Date Last Edited:Jul 29 2019 9:56AM