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HER Number:MDV7416
Name:Hut circle 1 at Foale's Arrishes

Summary

Hut 1. The largest of the huts within the Foale’s Arrishes enclosure. Excavated by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee in 1897. Surveyed at 1:1000 scale May 2015.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 737 758
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX77NW/8/1
  • Old SAM County Ref: 262

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2200 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Baring Gould, S., 1897, Fourth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee, 151-156 plates 3, 4 (Article in Serial). SDV337081.

Hut 1. With annexe. Excavated in 1896. Small stone found just inside west side of entrance and two more near north-west circumference. Function unknown. Heap of stones outside entrance on west side revealed cooking hole with charcoal and fragment of thin pottery. Paved floor. Pot and flints found elsewhere.


Worth, R. H., 1945, The Dartmoor Hut Circles, 236, 250, 252, plate 10, figure 7 (Article in Serial). SDV246120.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1960, SX77NW34 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV307116.

Hut has an external cooking annexe to the south.


National Monument Record, 1977, SX7375 (Aerial Photograph). SDV308312.


Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, Vol V, 1941. (Report - Survey). SDV337078.


Silvester, R. J., 1979, The Relationship of First Millennium Settlement to the Upland Areas of the South West, 177,181 fig.1 (Article in Serial). SDV177352.


Various, 1983, Foale's Arrishes Sketch Survey (Worksheet). SDV307217.

Baring Gould hut 1. Hut circle measures 9.0 metres diameter internally. Double walls of moorstone, 1.4 metres thick, 1 -1.5 metres high probably levelled into hillside. Entrance to south-east, with annexe 5.5 metres by 1.2 metres internally, with stones protruding through surface. To the west is field boundary wall appearing to join hut wall, with possible lynchet at 90 degrees to it.


Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Depicted on the modern mapping.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 48, Fig 25 & 27 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Hut 1. The largest of the huts within the Foale’s Arrishes enclosure. Excavated by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee in 1897. Surveyed at 1:1000 scale May 2015. Condition: bracken covered but stable. Evidence of antiquarian intervention.


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, RT54 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 15/08/2019. 100% dense bracken inundation meant that it was not possible to check the annexe area but there were visible outer boulders amongst the vegetation. Stable condition. Photo taken


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, RT54 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Visited 15/08/2019. Photo showing the vegetation inundation looking from the west towards the east

Sources / Further Reading

SDV177352Article in Serial: Silvester, R. J.. 1979. The Relationship of First Millennium Settlement to the Upland Areas of the South West. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 37. Paperback Volume. 177,181 fig.1.
SDV246120Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1945. The Dartmoor Hut Circles. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 77. A5 Hardback. 236, 250, 252, plate 10, figure 7.
SDV307116Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1960. SX77NW34. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV307217Worksheet: Various. 1983. Foale's Arrishes Sketch Survey. Worksheet. Digital.
SDV308312Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1977. SX7375. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown.
SDV337078Report - Survey: Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H.. 1979. An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. Vols I - V. A4 Comb Bound. Vol V, 1941..
SDV337081Article in Serial: Baring Gould, S.. 1897. Fourth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 29. A5 Hardback. 151-156 plates 3, 4.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 48, Fig 25 & 27. [Mapped feature: #101440 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. RT54.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. RT54.

Associated Monuments

MDV7415Part of: Hut circle settlement at Foale's Arrishes (Monument)
MDV21489Related to: Hut circle 5 at Foale's Arrishes (Monument)
MDV21490Related to: Hut circle 6 at Foale's Arrishes (Monument)
MDV21491Related to: Hut circle 7 at Foale’s Arrishes (Monument)
MDV7419Related to: Hut circle 8 at Foale's Arrishes (Monument)
MDV7417Related to: Hut circle two at Foale's Arrishes (Monument)
MDV26974Related to: Parallel reaves around Pil Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 21 2019 4:42PM