Tor Round Pound
Bronze Age / Iron Age Settlement Site
Northeast of Batworthy, Dartmoor, Devon OS Map Ref SX66398685
OS Maps - Landranger 191 (Okehampton & North Dartmoor), Explorer OL28 (Dartmoor)
The central hut of Kes Tor Round Pound - looking west over the Teign valley.
On either side of
the minor road that leads from Teigncombe to Batworthy lay the remains of a Bronze Age settlement and farming area consisting of stone lined field systems known
locally as reaves, droveways and huts.
ound Pound consists of a central stone hut with a double skin wall about
a metre thick and 11 metres diameter with evidence of post holes that would have
held wooden poles supporting a thatched roof - there was an entrance towards the
south. What sets this hut apart is that it has an outer pound wall of about 33
metres diameter and between 1-2 metres thick, this time with an entrance to the
west - there is evidence of a possible lintel over the entrance.
The outer wall of the pound is to the right of the picture with the hut the circular structure to the left.
360 Degree Panorama