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Monument Number 439139

Hob Uid: 439139
Location :
Devon
South Hams
Shaugh Prior
Grid Ref : SX5745064540
Summary : Two adjoining enclosures containing four hut circles and two other contemporary structures on the W flank of Lee Moor some 300m W of Little Trowelsworthy Tor.The enclosures measure 24m N to S by 34m and 63m N to S by 46m. Both are bounded by substantial stony banks up to 2.5m wide and 0.9m high.
More information : (SX 574646) Enclosed Hut Groups & Hut Circles (NR). (1)

Pound wall 4 feet 8 inches wide, one hut circle beside entrance. (2-3)

At SX 57456454 there are two conjoined enclosures situated on a south-west slope at 320 metres O.D. Both contain huts but are in poor condition.

The northern enclosure 37 metres by 25 metres has a single type 2 hut with walling 0.7 metres high and 1.2 metres thick which is incorporated in the south west side of this enclosure. An entrance in the east side leads to the southern enclosure 45 metres by 65 metres and ovate in plan. Large boulders are incorporated in the walling which is up to 2 metres thick and 1 metre high. There are two entrance gaps on the south and the south-west. There are two internal huts and one built into the walling on the west side. All are of type 2, (Type site: SX 56 NE 71), from 4 metres to 6.5 metres internal diameter and up to 1 metre high. The interiors are levelled and the entrances face south-west. There is a small D-shaped structure attached to the outer face of the west side of the enclosure possibly a hut. It has a greatest internal diameter of 4 metres with type 2
walling 1 metre wide and 0.5 metres high and an entrance gap on the south. (Not depicted on 1:10 000 survey)

Both enclosures are fairly clear of stones but show no evidence of lynchets or plots. Surveyed at 1:10 000 on P.F.D.(4)

Prehistoric and historic archaeological landscape at Trowlesworthy Warren. Scheduled.(5)

Depicted and described by Robertson and Butler. (7-8)

Centred SX 57456454. Two adjoining enclosures containing four hut circles and two other contemporary structures on the W flank of Lee Moor some 300m W of Little Trowelsworthy Tor.
The enclosures measure 24m N to S by 34m and 63m N to S by 46m. Both are bounded by substantial stony banks up to 2.5m wide and 0.9m high. The smaller, N, enclosure contains a single hut at SX 57436456. It measures 5.1m in internal diameter with walls 1.2m wide and 0.6m high. An entrance lies in the S side.
The S enclosure contains 3 hut circles:
SX 57456454. An ovoid hut measuring 5.0m N to S by 6.2m with walls 2.0m wide and 0.8m high.
SX 57446451. Measuring 5.3m in internal diameter this hut built into the enclosure wall has walls 1.2m wide and 0.5m high. The walls display traces of both internal and external facing slabs.
SX 57466451. A small hut circle 3.1m N to S by 3.7m internally is represented by a crude circle of boulders on a levelled platform.
In addition to these huts are the remains of two other structures:
SX 57446455. A sub-rectangular platform measuring 3.5m N to S by 4.3m lies at the junction of the two enclosures while at
SX 57436452 a small hut 2.8m in diameter has been built into the enclosure wall.
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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1954
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Source : Annotated Record Map
Source details : Corr 6" (A Fox 1951)
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Source : Aerial photograph
Source details : OS 75/369/145-146, AUG-1975
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NJA 20-JUN-77
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Source Number : 5
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 07-Oct-91
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Source Number : 6
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : English Heritage scheduling amendment 22-JUN-2001
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Source Number : 7
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Robertson JG 1991 THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE UPPER PLYM VALLEY Unpublished PhD Thesis Edinburgh Universith
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Source Number : 8
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Butler J 1994 DARTMOOR ATLAS OF ANTIQUITIES Vol 3 - The South West
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Source Number : 9
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Probert SAJ 20-MAY-2002 EH Field Investigation
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Bronze Age
Display Date : Bronze Age
Monument End Date : -700
Monument Start Date : -2600
Monument Type : Enclosed Hut Circle Settlement, Hut Circle, Enclosure
Evidence : Ruined Building, Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 24233
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 10812
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 24232
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 56 SE 12
External Cross Reference Notes :

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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 56 SE 12
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1977-06-20
End Date : 1977-06-20
Associated Activities : PLYM VALLEY SURVEY: EH PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2001-02-14
End Date : 2002-12-20