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Monument Number 441679

Hob Uid: 441679
Location :
Devon
South Hams
Shaugh Prior
Grid Ref : SX6059066870
Summary : The remains of four hut circles an associated enclosure and a later rectangular structure lie on the right bank of the Langcombe Brook.Scheduled.
More information : (SX 60606686) Hut Circle (NR) (1)

Remains of hut circle. Turf covered stone walling approximately 0.4m high and 4 m in diameter. Probable entrance to south east. (2)

Nothing visible on air photographs. (3)

A hut circle with walling of laid stones and the remains of an
outer "skin" of upright slabs. The walling is 0.7m thick and up
to 0.5m high. The interior of the hut, which is levelled into a
north east slope, is 2.7m in diameter. The entrance is on the
south east.

Six metres to the east, at SX 60596686, are the remains of
another hut of similar size and type but of which only the north
east half survives.

These huts, with that to the east (SX 66 NW 44) may be relics
of a settlement. At 370m OD they are situated at the edge of a
wide river terrace formed by tin streaming. All are currently
under bracken, and no field system is visible in the immediate
vicinity.

Surveyed at 1:10000 on PSD. (4)

Five structures and traces of a fragmentary enclosure are depicted by Robertson. (6)

Three hut circles depicted by Butler. (7)

Centred SX 60596687. The remains of four hut circles (one previously recorded as SX 66 NW 44), a ruinous rectangular structure and the truncated remains of an associated sub-divided enclosure. These features lie immediately outside the streamworks flanking the right bank of Langcombe Brook and may have formed part of a more extensive settlement since disturbed by industrial activity.
The hut circles are all terraced into the foot of the steep SW facing slope and are generally in poor condition.
SX 60596686. Hut circle 8.2m in diameter, walls 1.1m wide 0.4m high. Possible entrance in SE.
SX 60616686. Hut circle badly disturbed by track. 3.1m in diameter.
SX 60626685. Hut circle badly disturbed by track. 3.4m diameter with walls 0.5m wide and 0.2m high.
SX 60626684. D-shaped hut circle 3.2m by 3.5m in diameter with walls 0.6m wide and 0.2m high. This feature previously recorded as SX 66 NW 44.
Immediately to the N of these features and abutting the hut circle at SX 60596686 are the remains of an enclosure measuring 46m NW to SE by 38m. Partially enclosed by a stony bank up to 1.5m wide and 0.5m high this feature has been truncated by the streamworks immediately to the SW of the site. The interior of the enclosure was formerly sub-divided by a similar stoney bank.

At SX 66616685, amongst the hut circles, are the remains of an open-ended rectangular structure measuring 4.3m N to S by 2.7m internally. The interior is largely rubble filled and the enclosing walls measure 0.7m wide and 0.6m high. The origin of this building would appear to be later than the features around it and is possibly allied to the tinworking activity in the immediate area.
(8)


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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1968
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JHO 17-MAY-50
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Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF 3G/TUD/UK 223 5323-4, 12-JUL-1946
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 NVQ 09-SEP-78
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Source Number : 5
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 06-Aug-97
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Source Number : 6
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Robertson JG 1991 THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE UPPER PLYM VALLEY Unpublished PhD Thesis 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
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Source Number : 8
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Probert SAJ 13-FEB-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 : Hut Circle Settlement, Enclosure, Structure
Evidence : Earthwork, Ruined Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 506
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 28787
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 66 NW 41
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 441692
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 66 NW 37
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1950-05-17
End Date : 1950-05-17
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SX 66 NW 37
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1978-09-09
End Date : 1978-09-09
Associated Activities : Primary, PLYM VALLEY SURVEY: EH PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2001-02-14
End Date : 2002-12-20