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Enclosure with hut circles east of Addicombe

A Scheduled Monument in Harford, Devon

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Latitude: 50.4084 / 50°24'30"N

Longitude: -3.9018 / 3°54'6"W

OS Eastings: 264961.00347

OS Northings: 58230.630327

OS Grid: SX649582

Mapcode National: GBR Q7.XRH4

Mapcode Global: FRA 27QZ.1RR

Entry Name: Enclosure with hut circles east of Addicombe

Scheduled Date: 3 July 1964

Last Amended: 29 October 1991

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1017609

English Heritage Legacy ID: 10617

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Harford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon


The Dartmoor landscape includes many discrete plots of land enclosed by
stone walls or earth and stone banks, which acted as stock pens or protected
areas for crop growing. Some of them were subdivided to accommodate
hut dwellings for farmers and herdsmen. Many examples date to the Bronze Age
(c.2500-500BC) though earlier and later ones also exist. This enclosure lies
near the head of the small valley of the Addicombe stream, it is roughly
oval in shape and measures 25m by 50m and contains two hut circles attached
to the walls.

The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract.
It includes a 2 metre boundary around the archaeological features,
considered to be essential for the monument's support and preservation.

Source: Historic England

Reasons for Scheduling

Dartmoor is the largest expanse of open moorland in Southern Britain, and
because of exceptional conditions of preservation, it is also one of the
most complete examples of an upland relict landscape in the whole country.
The great wealth and diversity of archaeological remains provides direct
evidence for human exploitation of the Moor from the early prehistoric
period onwards. The well-preserved and often visible relationship between
settlement sites, major land boundaries, trackways, ceremonial and funerary
monuments as well as later industrial remains, gives significant insights
into successive changes in the pattern of land use through time. This is a
well-preserved example containing hut circles and providing important
insight into farming practices on the Moor during the prehistoric period.

Source: Historic England


Devon County SMR SX65NE-009,

Source: Historic England

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