Hundatora

kalaryder

Baldivis, Australia

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Hound Tor on Dartmoor, Devon, England not only has a wonderful rock outcropping but also the historic Hundatora Village which on a north-eastern side. This is a deserted medieval village, which was excavated between 1961 and 1975. It has four Dartmoor longhouses, many with a central drainage channel, and several smaller houses and barns. The three grain storage barns appear to have been adapted to include corn dryers, indicative of the deteriorating climate which led to the abandonment of the settlement by 1350. The settlement is first mentioned in the Domesday Book as belonging to Tavistock Abbey: “Land for 4 ploughs. In Lordship 1 plough; 2 slaves; 1 virgate, 2 villages and 4 smallholders with 1 plough and 1 virgate. Meadow, 9 acres; woodland 2 acres; pasture, 1 league. 1 cattle; 28 sheep; 18 goats. Value 20 s”. The villagers apparently left little behind when they left, though the acidic soil would have destroyed much evidence; the excavations unearthed a single coin from the time of Henry III, and some broken pottery originating from Crockerton in Dorset There are a number of older remains of human occupation nearby, including a prehistoric farmstead 400 metres north-west of the settlement, and to the south are some Bronze age hut circles. Outlines of medieval fields can still be seen, especially from vantage points on top of the tor. The fields are bounded by “corn ditches” – granite walls fronting a ditch, with earth piled up behind the wall. (Wikipedia)
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