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HER Number:MDV125390
Name:Hut in enclosure on the west-facing slope of Little Trowlesworthy Tor

Summary

An ovoid hut measuring 4.7m north-south by 5.7m internally with walls 1.3m wide and 0.3m high. A possible entrance is positioned in the south side.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 574 644
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 SE 13
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/233/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 24233
  • Pastscape: 439142

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Hut circle shown on 19th century map on the northern boundary of the enclosure.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Hut circle shown on early 20th century map.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, Enclosure and Hut Circles, SX56SE 13 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV165569.

Hut Circle (G) at SX57496444 with a diameter of 5 metres in a ruinous condition with a possible entrance to the south-east.

Worth, R. H., 1967, Worth's Dartmoor, 138-9, Figure 34 (Monograph). SDV337618.

Hut circle beteen two other circles in western section of enclosure.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., 140729 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

One of six hut circles within enclosure. Hut (c) at SX57496444. Simple plan and double orthostat walling type. 5.2 metres in diameter, defined by a 1.4 metre wide wall standing up to 0.7 metres high. A south-west facing gap in the hut wall faced with slabs on both sides represents a doorway. This is site Number 102 349d in the National Trust Upper Plym inventory.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 156, Map 51, Figure 51.1 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Hut circle shown towards the centre of Prehistoric Enclosure D.

Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 76, 102 349d (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

Sub-circular structure of 8.9 by 7.9 metres extenally with walls 0.5 metres high. Inner and outer facing slabs are best preserved in the south and west sectors. A 0.4 metre gap in the south-west sector marks an entrance flanked by two transverse orthostats.

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

(20/05/2002) A sub-circular enclosure and eight hut circles lie on the moderate west-facing slope of Little Trowlesworthy Tor.
SX 5749 6444. An ovoid hut 4.7m north-south by 5.7m internally with walls 1.3m wide and 0.3m high. A possible entrance is positioned in the south side.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Hut circle visible on aerial photograph

Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

Hut circle shown on modern mapping.

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. 156, Map 51, Figure 51.1.
SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape. 76, 102 349d.
SDV165569Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. Enclosure and Hut Circles. SX56SE 13. Card Index. SX56SE 13.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 140729.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337618Monograph: Worth, R. H.. 1967. Worth's Dartmoor. Worth's Dartmoor. A5 Hardback. 138-9, Figure 34.
SDV350782Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J.. 2002. Plym Valley survey. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #116714 ]
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV15288Part of: Settlement on the western slope of Little and Great Trowlesworthy Tors (Monument)
MDV125394Related to: Hut in settlement on west-facing slope of Little Trowlesworthy Tor (Monument)
MDV125388Related to: Large hut in enclosure on the west-facing slope of Little Trowlesworthy Tor (Monument)
MDV125395Related to: Re-used hut in settlement on west-facing slope of Little Trowlesworthy Tor (Monument)
MDV125392Related to: Small hut in settlement on west-facing slope of Little Trowlesworthy Tor (Monument)
MDV56769Related to: Unnamed (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:May 12 2020 12:52PM