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Hut Circle - Leeden Tor - Dartmoor, Devon
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 50° 31.327 W 004° 01.758
30U E 427035 N 5597191
Quick Description: A stone hut circle on the south side of Leeden Tor, part of a larger settlement.
Location: South West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/26/2018 2:26:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMY5P1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
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Long Description:
A stone hut circle on the south side of Leeden Tor, part of a larger settlement.

"This monument includes an enclosed stone hut circle settlement situated on the south facing slope of Leeden Tor overlooking the valleys of the Rivers Walkham and Meavy. Six stone hut circles can be identified within the settlement. All the huts are circular in plan and measure between 4.2m and 7m in diameter. The walls of the huts are composed of stone and earth and measure between 0.4m and 0.8m high. Five of the huts are built across the northern line of the enclosure boundary and one lies in the centre. Four huts have visible doorways. The enclosure wall defines an oval internal area measuring 63m east to west by 55m north to south. The wall survives as a stony bank 0.9m wide and 0.2m high. Attached to the southern length of wall is a circular depression 9.8m in diameter and 1.3m deep which has been interpreted as a water catchment basin or reservoir, which may be contemporary with the settlement."

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Not always easy to spot on the ground level, but google satellite view shows them all really well. (visit link)
Ordnance Survey map reference (10 figure) if within DNP – If outside the Park, add N/A: SX 56245 71115

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