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Title:Three Deserted Medieval Settlements on Dartmoor: a Report on the Late E. Marie Minter's Excavations
Originator:Beresford, G.
Summary:The full report on the excavation is published by Guy Beresford in Medieval Archaeology. In its final phase, the site consisted of a "manorial enclosure", containing gardens and a paddock, with a three-roomed longhouse, an associated cott (perhaps originally a corn-drying barn), and two barns. Both barns had earlier been dwellings. Outside the manorial enclosure lay 2 longhouses and two smaller houses. There were also 3 corn drying kilns, possibly of the 14th century. The change of function of some buildings may reflect climatic deterioration and gradual desertion of the site, which was complete by the mid 14th century. The site may date back in origin to c700-800.

Associated Monuments (21)

MDV122297Barn in Houndtor 2 settlement, Manaton (Monument)
MDV70771Building 1, Houndtor (Building)
MDV70960Building 2, Houndtor (Building)
MDV70961Building 3, Houndtor (Building)
MDV70962Building 4, Houndtor (Building)
MDV70963Building 5, Houndtor (Building)
MDV70964Building 6, Houndtor (Building)
MDV70965Building 7, Houndtor (Building)
MDV70966Building 8, Houndtor (Building)
MDV122313Building at Hound Tor deserted farmstead (Building)
MDV70967Corn-drying barn 1, Houndtor (Building)
MDV70968Corn-drying barn 2, Houndtor (Building)
MDV70969Corn-drying barn 3, Houndtor (Building)
MDV7423Deserted Medieval farmstead north-east of Hound Tor (Monument)
MDV7414Deserted Medieval Settlement at Hound Tor (Monument)
MDV4175Deserted Medieval Site, Higher Butterbury (Monument)
MDV6023Dinna Clerks Deserted Medieval Settlement, Widecombe in the Moor oor (Building)
MDV7509Field system on Houndtor Down, Manaton (Monument)
MDV26979Field system on north side of Hound Tor Down, Manaton (Monument)
MDV7470Hutholes Medieval Settlement, Widecombe in the Moor (Monument)
MDV122306Longhouse in Houndtor 2 farmstead, Manaton (Monument)