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HER Number:MDV125392
Name:Small hut in settlement on west-facing slope of Little Trowlesworthy Tor

Summary

A small hut 3.8m in diameter with walls 1.6m wide and 0.7m high.

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 (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

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

Small Hut circle shown on 19th century map in the centre 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 (C) at SX57516439 with a diameter of 5 metres in a ruinous condition.

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

Small hut circle in centre of enclosure.

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

Hut circle in shown in centre of enclosure.

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

One of six hut circles within enclosure. Hut (d) at SX57506443. Simple plan and double orthostat walling type. 4.3 metres in diameter, defined by a 1.5 metre wide wall standing up to 0.8 metres high. A south-south-west facing gap in the hut wall faced on the west represents a doorway. The eastern door jamb has fallen into the doorway passage. This is site Number 102 349e 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 in the centre of Prehistoric Enclosure D.

Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 77, 102 349e (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

Sub-circular structure 7.1 by 6.5 metres externally with walls 0.4 metres high. The turf bank has many visible small stones and some inner facing survives including two orthostats in the eastern sector.

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 5750 6444. A small hut 3.8m in diameter with walls 1.6m wide and 0.7m high.

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

Hut circle visible on aerial photograph

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. 77, 102 349e.
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: #116716 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV15288Part of: Settlement on the western slope of Little and Great Trowlesworthy Tors (Monument)
MDV56770Related to: Curving line of stones south of enclosure on the western slope of Little Trolesworthy Tor (Monument)
MDV125390Related to: Hut in enclosure on the west-facing slope of Little Trowlesworthy Tor (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)
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 11 2020 1:13PM