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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 on Saturday through Wednesday, with temperatures falling to 15°C on Monday.Partly cloudy until afternoon.Today's Forecast
12->210% 34% 1 mph
5:16 am 9:09 pmPartly cloudy in the morning.Thursday, May 25th
12->190% 12% 9 mph
5:15 am 9:11 pmPartly cloudy throughout the day.Friday, May 26th
13->190% 27% 12 mph
5:14 am 9:12 pmLight rain in the morning.Saturday, May 27th
12->1852% 78% 3 mph
5:13 am 9:13 pmLight rain starting in the evening.Sunday, May 28th
10->1951% 77% 5 mph
5:12 am 9:14 pmDrizzle in the evening.Monday, May 29th
10->1534% 100% 8 mph
5:11 am 9:16 pmLight rain starting in the afternoon.Tuesday, May 30th
8->1556% 77% 11 mph
5:11 am 9:17 pmLight rain throughout the day.Wednesday, May 31st
10->1567% 99% 13 mph
5:10 am 9:18 pm
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