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HER Number:MDV125672
Name:Prehistoric Hut Circle within Enclosure (K) in Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior


Prehistoric hut circle in the northern section of Enclosure (K) within Trowlesworthy Warren


Grid Reference:SX 570 645
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/239
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/239/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 24232
  • Old SAM Ref: 24232

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Price, D. G., 1977, Settlement at Trowlesworthy Warren, 44, 47, Figure 1 (Article in Serial). SDV150433.

A compound type enclosure on Trowlesworthy Warren. Hut circle 8 metres in diameter in upper part of enclosure. The middle section is indistinct on its northern side. This enclosure may be Prehistoric only in its upper section, as the remaining two sections have walls suggesting a different method of construction from the other pounds.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140656 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 4th April 1995. Hut circle at SX57046451 within agglomerated enclosure. Survives as a bank of earth and stone surrounding an oval area and is of the simple plan and rubble bank walling type. Interior measures 2 metres by 1.5 metres and is defined by a 1 metre wide wall standing up to 0.3 metres high and is attached to the inner face of the enclosure wall.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 158, Map 51, Figure 51.1 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Small hut circle shown in the north-west part of Prehistoric Enclosure (K) on Figure 51.1.

Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 40, 102. 112a & b (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

Hut Circle structure (b) at SX57046450 of 1.6 metres by 1.3 metres internally with walls 0.2 metres high is incorporated into the northern sector of the enclosure wall. Very indistinct with wall of turf covered small stones.

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

Triangular feature shown in north-west part of enclosure on survey.

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 within enclosure 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. 158, Map 51, Figure 51.1.
SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape. 40, 102. 112a & b.
SDV150433Article in Serial: Price, D. G.. 1977. Settlement at Trowlesworthy Warren. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 109. 44, 47, Figure 1.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140656.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV15294Part of: Prehistoric Enclosure (K) within Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2534Related to: Prehistoric Enclosure (J) within Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Aug 30 2019 2:59PM