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HER Number:MDV113994
Name:Eastern hut near enclosure 680 metres north-east of Trowlesworthy Warren House

Summary

One of two huts in close proximity to an oval enclosure. The interior of the eastern hut circle is oval in shape, measures 6.5 metres long by 4.3 metres wide and is defined by a 1.3 metre wide wall standing up to 0.5 metres high. Stone bank protrudes into this hut.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 573 651
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 NE 149
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/361/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 24239(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140328, 30/6/1993 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Two stone hut circles at SX5735 6514 and SX5733 6513. Both of the simple plan and rubble bank walling type, and survive as banks of earth and stone surrounding a circular internal area.
The interior of the eastern hut circle is oval, 6.5 metres by 4.3 metres and is defined by a 1.3 metre wide wall standing up to 0.5 metres high. A 3.5 metre wide and 0.8 metre high rubble bank lies immediately east of this hut.
(These huts are numbered 102 416 and 102 417 in the National Trust site inventory).


National Trust and English Heritage, 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape, page 101-2, number 102.417 (Report - non-specific). SDV166309.

Hut circle at SX5735 6516. Unenclosed dilapidated sub-circular structure consisting of two arcs of turf bank, in which some irregular stones are visible. The turf bank is particularly widespread in the eastern sector. Two orthostats survive in inner face in west and east sectors. There is a gap of 1 metre in the northern sector, but a smaller gap 0.6 meter wide in the south-west sector is flanked on the south side by a transversely set orthostat which suggest that the latter is a more convincing entrance. A large stone and a low bank protrude into the interior opposite this proposed entrance forming a small ante-chamber, 2.10 metres by 1.8 metres. Diameter 4.6 metres by 3.7 metres internally, 10.2 metres by 8.9 metres externally, 0.3 metres high.


Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J., 2002, Plym Valley survey, 28/02/2002 (Report - Survey). SDV350782.

SX 57356515 A sub-rectangular enclosure linked to a short length of a broad stony bank some 2.0 metres wide and 0.6 metres high. It measures internally 6.5 metres (north-south) by 4.3 metres wide with walling of boulders and stones 0.8 metres wide and 0.4 metres high; a gap in the south-west may be an entrance.


Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Depicted on the modern mapping.


English Heritage, 2015, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV357602.

This monument includes two stone hut circles and an enclosure situated on a gentle north west facing slope overlooking the River Plym. Both stone hut circles survive as banks of earth and stone surrounding a circular internal area.
The interior of the eastern hut circle is oval in shape, measures 6.5m long by 4.3m wide and is defined by a 1.3m wide wall standing up to 0.5m high.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV166309Report - non-specific: National Trust and English Heritage. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. 102.130. A4 Comb Bound. page 101-2, number 102.417.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140328, 30/6/1993.
SDV350782Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J.. 2002. Plym Valley survey. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown. 28/02/2002.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #73342 ]
SDV357602National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV22773Related to: Enclosure 680 metres east-north-east of Trowlesworthy Warren House (Monument)
MDV55297Related to: Rubbble bank 680 metres east-north-east of Trowlesworthy Warren House (Monument)
MDV55296Related to: Western hut near enclosure 680 metres north-east of Trowlesworthy Warren House (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Dec 15 2015 10:23AM