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Monument Number 441139

Hob Uid: 441139
Location :
Devon
South Hams
Ugborough
Grid Ref : SX6668059980
Summary : The remains of a Bronze Age hut circle settlement.
More information : Two enclosures and twelve hut circles, the majority of huts having south east facing entrances. (1)

Centred at SX 66685998, on a south east slope between 230m and
250m OD, is a semi-oval enclosed settlement abutting a terrace of
the Scad Brook.
The enclosure measures 125m from east to west and from north to
south and covers 1.3ha. It has rubble walling which averages 2.0m
wide and is up to 0.8m high, cut in several places by modern
paths which render any original entrance indistinguishable.
Ten huts can be identified, all within the enclosure. Three are
of Type 2 (SX 56 NE 71), the remaining seven, of which three are
built against the enclosure wall, are in poor condition and of
indeterminate type. The huts vary in internal diameter from 2.9m
to 6.0m, the walling averaging 1.6m wide and 0.6m high.
One hut of Type 2, SX 66635998, has been excavated to disclose a
levelled and partly paved interior and a south east entrance
with orthostats 1.2m high. (This is the only identifiable
entrance in the group.) As excavated the walling is 1.8m thick,
and, measured on the inner face where the floor is cut back into
the slope, it reaches a maximum height of 1.7m.
(The enclosed hut to the south of Scad Brook has been recorded
separately.)
Surveyed at 1:10000 on MSD. (2)

SX 66656001: One hut of a group in a roughly semi-circular enclosure
was excavated in 1964-6 by E N Masson Phillips. The hut was 19'8" in
diameter, with walls 5'6"-6'0" thick. The wall had an external and
internal ring of large upright stones, the space between being filled
with smaller blocks and rubble. The entrance was paved and had 2
upright side-stones. A large central post-hole and 6 radially
arranged post-holes were found inside (see Illustration Card for plan) On the left of the entrance looking in was an oval hearth area.
Date - probably late Bronze Age. (3)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 AC 28-MAR-50
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 NJA 16.1.78
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : T Devon Assoc 114 1982 57-62 figs photos (E N Masson Phillips)
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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 : Hut Circle Settlement
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Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : SX 65 NE 023
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 10553
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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Devonshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 023/02
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 65 NE 14
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 65 NE 14
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1950-03-28
End Date : 1950-03-28
Associated Activities : SCADBROOK
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1964-01-01
End Date : 1964-12-31
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 65 NE 14
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1978-01-16
End Date : 1978-01-16