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HER Number:MDV7417
Name:Hut circle two at Foale's Arrishes

Summary

Hut 2. Hut circle with small self-contained enclosure. Excavated by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee in 1897.

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/8/2
  • Old SAM County Ref: 262

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Standing within roughly circular paddock which has ruined wall. Imperfect entrance facing south-east. Near the doorway was a cooking hole. Pottery found (described). Also three rubbing stones, and three fragments of flint.


Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, Vol V, 1042 (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.

Hut 2 contained sherds of a large jar with concave neck, and a rounded shoulder bearing diagonal incisions.


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

Baring Gould Hut 2, excavated 1896. On south-east facing slope. Internal measurements are 6.3 metres by 5.8 metres. Width of wall just over 1 metre. Height 0.3 - 0.6 metres. Much collapse. Two entrances, north and south-east.
Hut circle inside small pound with abutting field hedges. Levelled into hillside. Double walls 0.3 - 0.5 metres high. Possible entrance just east of north, and break in walling due north. Pound slightly levelled into the hill. Adjacent 'field hedges'. (two separate worksheets with descriptions).


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 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Hut 2. Hut circle with small self-contained 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% bracken but some stones were visible. The enclosure walls were obvious. Stable condition. Photo taken


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

Visited 15/08/2019. Photo showing the stones visible through the bracken. 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..
SDV307217Worksheet: Various. 1983. Foale's Arrishes Sketch Survey. Worksheet. Digital.
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, 1042.
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. [Mapped feature: #101450 ]
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)
MDV7416Related to: Hut circle 1 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)
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 4:45PM