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HER Number:MDV6397
Name:Outer Huccaby Ring, north of Huccaby Tor


Outer Huccaby Ring earthwork; a sub-rectangular banked enclosure. The bank is grassed over rubble. There is a probable entrance on the south-west side.


Grid Reference:SX 655 744
Map Sheet:SX67SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX67SE/20
  • Old SAM County Ref: 800
  • Old SAM Ref: 34462
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Early Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV1004.

Vis=6/5/1970 (ancient monuments) a sub-rectangular banked enclosure. The bank is grassed over rubble. There is a probable entrance on the sw side. The enclosure is cut by a recent n-s drainage gully. "this is a hill slope enclosure on a sw slope overlooking the w dart" (grinsell).

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=24/8/1951 (os) a prominent feature with banks varying in height and width except for a break in the se 17m wide. Height 0.1m - 0.4m, width 0.5m - 2.0m.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV265426.

Outer huccaby ring earthwork.

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV265430.

Vis=substantial rectangular enclosure visible on 1947 raf and 1977 nmr ap (rchm app 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV265433.

Grinsell, l. /discovering regional archaeology; south western england/ (1970)26.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV265434.

Aph=os/75/298 091 1 july 1975.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV265435.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV265436.

Des=os survey drawing 1:2500(undated, c.1980)/in parish file.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV265437.

Aph=raf/cpe/uk/2149 4424-4425(11/6/1947).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV265438.

Aph=nmr sx6575/1/365-385(18/5/1977).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV265439.

Os 6"(1906)107ne.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV265440.

Butler, j. /dartmoor atlas of antiquities/2(1991)56;fig 28.2.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV265441.

Des=hazell, e. /decoding huccaby ring + outer huccaby ring/(2/9/2002)/in pf.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV265444.

Des=ancient monuments/(30/9/2003)/as above.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 157135 (10/5/2002) (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(10/05/2002) Outer Huccaby Ring. Earthwork with occasional edge set stone. Bank covered in dense gorse. Within enclosure mainly gorse, grass and some heather.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1004Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. OSA. Card Index.
SDV265426Migrated Record:
SDV265430Report - Survey: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV265433Migrated Record:
SDV265434Aerial Photograph:
SDV265435Migrated Record:
SDV265436Migrated Record:
SDV265437Aerial Photograph:
SDV265438Aerial Photograph:
SDV265439Migrated Record:
SDV265440Migrated Record:
SDV265441Migrated Record:
SDV265444Migrated Record:
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 157135 (10/5/2002).

Associated Monuments

MDV6520Related to: Bronze age field system with enclosures adjacent to reave on Huccaby newtake (Monument)
MDV6405Related to: Huccaby Ring, west of Snider Park Plantation, Dartmeet (Monument)
MDV25984Related to: Leat supplying Brimpts Tin Mines (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 1 2020 8:36AM