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Multi-periodSite Name: Roos Tor north west
Country: England County: Devon Type: Ancient Village or Settlement
Nearest Town: Tavistock  Nearest Village: Peter Tavy
Map Ref: SX5403977254
Latitude: 50.576740N  Longitude: 4.062804W
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
3 Ambience:
2Not Good
0No data.
4 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
3 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data

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Roos Tor north west
Roos Tor north west submitted by IanP24 : 22mar15: Hut circle. View to NW. (Vote or comment on this photo)
Here on the western facing slopes of Roos Tor above Godsworthy are the remains of one of Dartmoor’s largest ancient settlements, with more than seventy huts to be found.

The settlement has never been excavated or messed around with much, and it is said that the majority of it remains in a fairly good state of repair, despite the proximity of lots of old tin workings and the nearby farms and field walls.

Update November 2019: This settlement is featured on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website - see their entry for the Roos Tor N.W. Settlement. The site is also recorded as Pastscape Monument No. 439774, as MDV4104 (Unenclosed hut circle settlement in the parish of Peter Tavy) on the Devon and Dartmoor HER, and scheduled as Historic England List ID 1003195 (Hut circles SW of Wedlake).
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Roos Tor north west
Roos Tor north west submitted by IanP24 : 22mar15: Hut circle in foreground, settlement behind. View NW. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Roos Tor north west
Roos Tor north west submitted by IanP24 : 22mar15: Two hut circles. View East, rising slope is Roos Tor. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Roos Tor north west
Roos Tor north west submitted by IanP24 : 22mar15: Hut circle. View East across Settlements. Rising slope is Roos Tor. (Vote or comment on this photo)

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SX5377 : Wall at Wedlake on Dartmoor by Derek Harper
by Derek Harper
SX5477 : Dartmoor: North-western slopes of Roos Tor by Nigel Cox
by Nigel Cox
SX5377 : Bridleway near Wedlake by Derek Harper
by Derek Harper
SX5377 : Bridleway by jeff collins
by jeff collins
SX5377 : Gateway, near Wedlake by Roger Cornfoot
by Roger Cornfoot

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