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HER Number:MDV7419
Name:Hut circle 8 at Foale's Arrishes

Summary

Hut 8. Sits just to the north-west of the Foale’s Arrishes enclosure. Excavated by the Dartmoor Exploration Committee in 1897. Surveyed at 1:1000 scale May 2015.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 737 759
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/8/4
  • 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 (Article in Serial). SDV337081.

Baring Gould hut 8 excavated 1896. Well-defined entrance to west, cooking hole just inside doorway, which produced a potsherd (described). Another cooking hole located near south-east wall or circle, covered by a flat stone, and containing more pottery. Burnt area near west wall of hut circle. Hut floor produced two flints, thumb scraper and quartz crystal. Flat stone in centre of hut, sunk in floor.


Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, Vol V, 1044 (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.

A convex-sided bowl with a residual lug from hut 8 may be paralleled by some of the earlier vessels from Dainton.


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

Hut levelled into slope. Entrance south-south-east. Measures 8.53 metres in diameter, walls 0.3 - 0.6 metres high, and 1.8 metres thick. Further measurements given. Associated field walls.


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 8. Sits just to the north-west of 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, RT53 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 15/08/2019. 100% bracken inundation but no apparent gorse. Not very clear but walls can be detected. Condition stable. Photo taken


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, RT53 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Visited 15/08/2019. Photo showing the bracken inundation looking from the south towards the north

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, 1044.
SDV337081Article in Serial: Baring Gould, S.. 1897. Fourth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 29. A5 Hardback. 151-156.
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: #101461 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. RT53.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. RT53.

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)
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 4:35PM