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Monument Number 438758

Hob Uid: 438758
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Sheepstor
Grid Ref : SX5940067100
Summary : The remains of two enclosures and six hut circles. The western enclosure is roughly circular, measures 62 metres by 58 metres and contains two hut circles. Another hut circle is attached to the eastern face of the enclosure. The eastern enclosure is oval-shaped and measures 38 metres by 40 metres. Three stone hut circles are linked by the eastern enclosure's walling. Scheduled.
More information : (SX 594671) Enclosures & Hut Circles (NR). (1)

One of the pounds (the most westerly) is 0.823 acres in extent
and encloses two hut circles. Its entrance is on the western
side. The enclosure wall is much ruined and had an original
thickness of 4 ft 6 ins to 5 ft 0 ins. (2-3)

On a south-facing slope at 350.0 m OD above the River Plym are
two enclosures and six hut circles.

The western enclosure, roughly circular and 65.0 m in diameter
contains two hut circles, a Type 1 of 4.0 m internal diameter
and a Type 2 of 5.0 m diameter; both have walls 1.2 m thick and
entrances on the south.

The eastern enclosure, oval-shaped and 50.0 m x 30.0 m, contains
one Type 2 hut circle, internal diameter 4.0 m with an entrance
on the south; between the hut and the enclosure wall is a small
annexe. South west of this enclosure are three hut-circles, in
good condition, two of Type 2, internal diameters 9.0 m and
6.5 m with walls 1.4 m thick and one Type 1, internal diameter
6.0 m with a wall 1.2 m thick. All have southern entrances.

There is no associated field system. (Type sites: 1, SX 56 SE 19; 2,
SX 56 NE 71).

Surveyed at 1:10 000 on PFD. (4)

The sub-circular shaped enclosure centred at SX59346714 has a well defined boulder/slab wall. It contains two poorly preserved hut circles : one at SX59356717 linked to the enclosure wall has an average internal diameter of 4.8m with partial slab walling up to 0.4m. There is no trace of an entrance. The second,freestanding, hut is at SX59326715. It has a similar internal diameter and a stong wall up to 0.6m high with some internal and external facing slabs. Its entrance is in the SE side.

The sub-oval shaped enclosure centred at SX59496712 has an impressive boulder/slab wall. It contains one hut circle which could pre-date it. This hut, at SX59476712, which is linked to the wall 'perhaps forming a small annexe, is up to 7.2m in overall diameter with a tumbled wall now 2.0m thick, some upright facing slabs are visible. Its entrance is in the SE side.

Three impressive unenclosed hut circles lie to the SE of these two enclosures.

SX59406710 Internal diameter from 4.1m to 5.6m, the wall with some inner and outer facing slabs in situ is 0.8m high and the well defined entrance is on the downhill side.

SX59446708. Internal diameter from 6.8m to 7.4m, with a well constucted wall 0.8m high and a well-defined entrance on the downhill side.

SX59476708. Internal diameter from 6.0m to 7.0m, with a strong wall of inner and outer facing slabs up to 0.9m high and an entrance on the downhill side. (5)

Described and depicted by Robertson (6) and Butler (7)

The remains of two enclosures and six hut circles. The western enclosure is roughly circular, measures 62 metres by 58 metres and contains two hut circles. Another hut circle is attached to the eastern face of the enclosure. The eastern enclosure is oval-shaped and measures 38 metres by 40 metres. Three stone hut circles are linked by the eastern enclosure's walling. Scheduled. (8)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1954
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Source : Devonshire Association reports and transactions
Source details : (R H Worth)
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Vol(s) : 75, 1943
Source Number : 3
Source : Aerial photograph
Source details : AP's (RAF CPE/UK/2494 4128-9 11 March 1948)
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JGB 27-JUN-77
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Fletcher M 09-AUG-1999 English Heritage Field Investigation
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Source Number : 6
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Robertson J 1991 The Archaeology of the Plym Valley Unpublished PhD Thesis 870/1 Edinburgh University
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Source Number : 7
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Butler J 1994 Dartmoor Atlas Of Antiquities vol 3 The South-West 128 map 49
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Source Number : 8
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : EH Scheduling amendment, 09-MAR-2001
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
Monument End Date :
Monument Start Date :
Monument Type : Hut Circle, Settlement
Evidence : Ruined Building

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 24104
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX 56 NE 46
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX 56 NE 137
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX 56 NE 437
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX 56 NE 446
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX 56 NE 539
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX 56 NE 540
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 56 NE 90
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 438629
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 438619
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 438626
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 438622
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 56 NE 88
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1977-06-27
End Date : 1977-06-27
Associated Activities : ENGLISH HERITAGE PROJECT: THE EYLESBARROW ARCHAEOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE.
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1999-06-01
End Date : 1999-09-01