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HER Number:MDV2507
Name:Settlement near Trowlesworthy Tors


Enclosure with eight hut circles inside. The wall is 3.0 metres wide and is composed of the usual turf covered stones. Good condition.


Grid Reference:SX 574 643
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/74
  • Old SAM County Ref: 280
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 24233
  • Old SAM Ref: 10814
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSED HUT CIRCLE SETTLEMENT (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description


Vis=10/4/1995 (gerrard) simple enclosureforming part of a partially enclosed hut settlement]. Survives as a 60m by 50m sub-rectangular area surrounded by a 3m wide partly faced rubble wall with occasional orthostats standing up to 1.2m high. At least 5 hut circles are visible within the enclosure, one of which is attached to the inner face of the enclosure wall. The enclosure wall has been cut by a post-medieval leat (mpp).

National Trust, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV5615.

Vis=estimated -/-/1987 (national trust) sub-rectangular area enclosed by massive wall, containing 4 hut circles and one hut platform. Wall is particularly substantial, up to 3m wide, on sw side, where it is partly of dump construction and in places revetted with inner and outer facing slabs. Ne side features inner and outer face construction while nw side appears to be of dump construction. There appear to be 2 entrances in n and w sides. A pile of stones flanks the n entrance. A drain runs through centre of enclosure. A d-shaped hut platform, 5m by 5m by 0.15m high is situated on inside of ne corner (ngr sx57426435) (national trust).

Pye, A., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV7765.

Enclosure containing 1 hut platform and 4 hut circles (pye).

Price, D. G., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV84573.

Four internal hut circles 5-9m diam. Interior only partly cleared of stones. Massive boulders in wall (price).

AM, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV146198.

Vis=estimated -/-/1990 (ancient monuments) enclosure 50m by 75m, defined by bank 3m wide and up to 1m high. Contains at least 4 hut circles (am).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV146202.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV146203.

Price, d. G. /tda/109(1977)44 fig.1/settlement at trowlesworthy warren.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV146204.

Curwen, e. C/antiquity/1(1927)282-286/prehistoric agriculture in britain.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV146205.

Aph=nmr sx5764/2(8/4/1976).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV146206.

Des=national trust/the upper plym valley: the management of an historic landscape/(1994)19/102.056.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV146207.

Butler, j. /dartmoor atlas of antiquities - the south west/3(1994)157;map 51.1.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV146208.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV146209.

Balaam, n. + smith, k. + wainwright, g. /pps/48(1982)244; fig 22.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV146210.

Des=pye, a. R. /archaeological watching brief on the ecc lee moor works leat corridor in the upper plym valley, dartmoor/(emafu report 92.60)/(1992)7.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=1/6/1950 (os) enclosure, with eight hut circles inside. The wall is 3.0m wide and is composed of the usual turf covered stones. Good condition. Bracken on the site. Hut circles a-h. Diameters 5.0 - 8.0m (os).

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV26818.

An enclosure is visible containing two freestanding hut circles, and with five more attached to its walls (rchm app 1985).

Sources / Further Reading

  • Report - Survey: AM.
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  • Aerial Photograph:
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  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
  • Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
  • Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
  • Migrated Record: National Trust.
  • Migrated Record: Pye, A..
  • Migrated Record: Price, D. G..

Associated Monuments

MDV49040Related to: Conjoined hut circle south between enclosures at Trowlesworthy Tor (Monument)
MDV43435Related to: Hut Circle to the north of a Prehistoric Settlement, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2530Related to: Hut circle settlement at Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV15288Related to: Hut circle settlement in Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV56764Related to: Prehistoric Enclosure south-west of Great Trowlesworthy Tor, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV15290Related to: Prehistoric Hut Circle Settlement at Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7369 - Survey of Granite Loading Bays at Trowlesworthy, Devon

Date Last Edited:Feb 15 2019 1:08PM