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HER Number:MDV7424
Name:Hut circles 180 metres north-east of Torcroft

Summary

Two hut circles of 9.2 metres and 8.5 metres diameter, and fragments of enclosure wall. One hut has some substantive stones in its wall, but the monuments have been robbed by road menders.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 729 766
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/11
  • Old SAM County Ref: 858
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

1964, Untitled Source, RT63 (Migrated Record). SDV36278.

Visited 18/08/2019 Entire area was 100% dense and high bracken inundation. Apart from a couple of boulders visible it was not possible to identify the feature. Photo taken


Baring Gould, S., 1897, Fourth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee (Article in Serial). SDV337081.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953, SX77NW8 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV308695.

Hut circle inset into a steep hill on its northern side, with a doorway facing north. The floor is horizontal and grass and fern-covered. The encircling bank is in fair condition and has some tremendous boulders inserted into it. No associated finds were made.


Ancient Monuments, 1971, Hut circles 180 metres north-east of Torcroft (Schedule Document). SDV308694.

Hut A; a large well preserved hut circle. Large wall. Entrance possibly in the south-east corner but there is a gap also in the north side.
Hut B; a ruinous hut circle with wallstones clearly marked although partly turfed over. Entrance probably on south side. Remains of field bank between a and b and one linking them. Probably contemporary. (Ancient Monuments text dating to 12/11/1971)


Beeson, M. M. R. + Masterman, M. C. H., 1979, An Archaeological Survey of Enclosed Land in Widecombe-In-The-Moor Parish, Vol V, 1045. (Report - Survey). SDV337078.


National Monuments Record, 1982, NMR SF2112, 1104 (Aerial Photograph). SDV345548.


Robinson, R., 1983, List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1983 (Un-published). SDV345762.

Visited 19/1/1983.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Visible on aerial photograph and recorded on map overlay.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Circular feature shown on aerial photograph.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 48, figure 11 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Two hut circles of 9.2 metres and 8.5 metres diameter, and fragments of enclosure wall. One hut has some substantive stones in its wall, but the monuments have been robbed by road menders (see Dartmoor Exploration Committee 1897). Condition is stable.


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, RT63 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Visited 18/08/2019 Photo showing total bracken inundation

Sources / Further Reading

SDV308694Schedule Document: Ancient Monuments. 1971. Hut circles 180 metres north-east of Torcroft. The Schedule of Monuments. Unknown.
SDV308695Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953. SX77NW8. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
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, 1045..
SDV337081Article in Serial: Baring Gould, S.. 1897. Fourth Report of the Dartmoor Exploration Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 29. A5 Hardback.
SDV345548Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1982. NMR SF2112. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1104.
SDV345762Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1983. List of Field Monument Warden Visits 1983. Lists of Field Monument Warden Visits. Printout.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 48, figure 11.
SDV36278Migrated Record: 1964. RT63.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. RT63.

Associated Monuments

MDV15723Related to: Medieval enclosures and cultivation north and west of Hollow Tor (Monument)
MDV126291Related to: Single hut circle north-east of Torcroft (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Aug 21 2019 3:11PM