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

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

Full description

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, Map 49, 115 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Two small enclosures on Trowlesworthy Tors North are similar to other previously noted structures on the hillslope to the east.


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

This stone hut circle lies on a north west facing slope north of Trowlesworthy Warren, above the south bank of the River Plym. It lies some 50m west of two other hut circles and an enclosure which are the subject of a separate scheduling. It measures 8m in diameter and has walls 1m in thickness and 0.5m in height. It has an entrance facing north, towards the river. This monument is in the care of the Secretary of State.

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. Map 49, 115.
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.
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. [Mapped feature: #73343 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV22773Related to: Enclosure 680 metres east-north-east of Trowlesworthy Warren House (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 (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Dec 15 2015 10:44AM