Hound Tor Deserted Medieval Village

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  • Hound Tor is a good example of a heavily weathered granite outcrop. Thought to derive its name from the shape assumed by the blocks on the summit that have been weathered into forms resembling the heads of dogs peering over the natural battlements.

    To the south-east of the tor, on a north-eastern-facing slope are the remains of Hundatora, 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.

    Artice taken from wikipedia.

  • Hound Tor Deserted Medieval Village Weather Forecast

    Light rain today through Friday, with temperatures rising to 22°C on Tuesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain in the morning and afternoon.
     
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       57%  97%   9 mph
      5:06 am    9:32 pm
    Thursday, Jun 29th
     Light rain throughout the day.
     
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       48%  93%   8 mph
      5:07 am    9:32 pm

    Friday, Jun 30th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       19%  73%   9 mph
      5:07 am    9:32 pm
    Saturday, Jul 1st
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       0%  60%   12 mph
      5:08 am    9:31 pm

    Sunday, Jul 2nd
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
     
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       3%  67%   11 mph
      5:08 am    9:31 pm
    Monday, Jul 3rd
     Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
     
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       0%  13%   5 mph
      5:09 am    9:31 pm

    Tuesday, Jul 4th
     Partly cloudy starting in the evening.
     
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       0%  8%   4 mph
      5:10 am    9:30 pm
    Wednesday, Jul 5th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       0%  61%   1 mph
      5:11 am    9:30 pm

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