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HER Number:MDV113995
Name:Hut circle and enclosure 500 metres south-south-east of Legis Tor, Shaugh Prior

Summary

Two small enclosures set in dense clitter; one is a hut circle measuring 4.3 metres by 5.0 metres internally with no obvious trace of an entrance. Other feature is a sub rectangular enclosure measuring 6.5 metres by 3.2 metres internally with no obvious trace of an entrance.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 572 651
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 301
  • Pastscape: 1357492

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 114-5, Map 49, Figure 49.3 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Two small enclosures on 'Trowlesworthy Tors North' are similar to other previously noted structures on the hillslope to the east. The northern building appears to be a hut circle and the southern a small rectangular structure.

National Trust and English Heritage, 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape, page 73, number 102.196b (Report - non-specific). SDV166309.

Sub-circular structure situated close to east face of wall 102.196, 38 metres from its north-west end. Relationship between the two is not clear. Composed of turf bank, in which many small and medium-sized stones are visible, as well as a few outer facing orthostats in western sector. An orthostat set obliquely across bank in north-western sector may indicate entrance. Diameter: 4.50 metres by 4 metres internally, 7 metres by 8 metres externally, by 0.3 metres high. Orientation: ?north-west.

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

Two small enclosures set in dense clitter.
SX 57296513 A probable hut circle 4.3 metres by 5.0 metres internally with boulder/stone walling 1.0 metre wide and 0.4 metres high. There is no obvious trace of an entrance.
SX 57296512 A sub rectangular enclosure 6.5 metres by 3.2 metres internally with boulder/stone walling 1.2 metres wide and 0.5 metres high. There is no obvious trace of an entrance.

English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Cartographic). SDV345521.

Features shown on survey.

English Heritage, 2015, National Heritage List for England, 1012631 (National Heritage List for England). SDV357602.

This stone hut circle 50 metres west of two other huts and an enclosure. It measures 8 metres in diameter and has walls 1.0 metres in thickness and 0.5 metres in height. It has an entrance facing north, towards the river.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms, UPTR-26 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

(07/10/2020) Condition of the features assessed as poor; heavy bracken covers the site.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording photographs (Photograph). SDV363073.

Images taken during the October 2020 site visit.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137656Monograph: Butler, J.. 1994. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West. Three. Paperback Volume. 114-5, Map 49, Figure 49.3.
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 73, number 102.196b.
SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #129943 ]
SDV350782Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J.. 2002. Plym Valley survey. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown. 28/02/2002.
SDV357602National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1012631.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UPTR-26.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV22773Related to: Enclosure 680m east-north-east of Trowlesworthy Warren House, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV113996Related to: Fragment of wall 400 metres south-south-east of Legis Tor (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, Shaugh Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7369 - Survey of Granite Loading Bays at Trowlesworthy, Devon
  • EDV8148 - The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape
  • EDV8155 - Plym Valley Survey

Date Last Edited:Apr 26 2021 10:18AM