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HER Number:MDV125740
Name:Western hut within enclosure 250m north-west of Little Trowlesworthy Tor

Summary

One of three hut circles on the ridge crest 250m north-west of Little Trowlesworthy Tor. Measuring 5.7m north-south by 5.1m in internal diameter, this hut has been extensively robbed with only the west wall remaining. All the huts display level interiors and none possess identifiable entrances.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 574 647
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/234
  • Old SAM Ref: 28654
  • Pastscape: 439387

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Enclosure on Trowlesworthy Warren with two hut circles about 5 metres in diameter. Largely clear but some large boulders in the interior. Only part of the enclosure wall is visible, in the form of a low mound.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX56SE100 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV175051.

(02/06/1977) two huts with a possible third, no mention of enclosure on the north-west facing slope at 310m. The huts are of type 2 and in poor condition.
Hut at SX 5748 6475 has an internal diameter of 4.5m with walling 1.0m thick by 0.5m high. The entrance is to the south-east.
There is a general absence of stone in the vicinity of the huts. Clearance is suggested by state of huts and remains of a much robbed enclosure bank.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Not recorded on aerial photograph.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140792 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Hut 1 at SX57496476 is 5 metres in diameter, surrounded by a 1.2 metre wide and 0.5 metre high single orthostat wall, except on the west where there is a slight scarp.

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

Prehistoric Enclosure (O) to the north-west of Little Trowlesworthy Tor shown on the map and indicated to the north-east on Figure 51.1 as three hut circles and the west side of an enclosure.

Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 90, 102. 376b (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

Hut circle 6 metres by 5.8 metres with a bank 0.4 metres wide and 0.25 metres high best preserved in the west and south sectors. A possible entrance marked by an orthostat in the western sector.

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

(20/05/2002) Centred SX 5748 6477. The robbed remains of three hut circles and part of a former enclosure wall lie on the ridge crest 250m north-west of Little Trowlesworthy Tor.
SX 5749 6479. Measuring 5.7m north-south by 5.1m in internal diameter this hut has been extensively robbed with only the west wall remaining.
All the huts display level interiors and none possess identifiable entrances.

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

Three huts and enclosure wall shown on survey information. These lie slightly further to the north-east than can be seen on the aerial photography.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Hut circles visible on the aerial photography.

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

Visible on the aerial photography.

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. 90, 102. 376b.
SDV150433Article in Serial: Price, D. G.. 1977. Settlement at Trowlesworthy Warren. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 109. 44, Figure 1.
SDV175051Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX56SE100. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140792.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
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: #117664 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV15289Part of: Enclosure with huts 250m north-west of Little Trowlesworthy Tor (Monument)
MDV125739Related to: Northern hut within enclosure 250m north-west of Little Trowlesworthy Tor (Monument)
MDV125738Related to: Southern hut within enclosure 250m north-west of Little Trowlesworthy Tor (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:Mar 13 2020 1:54PM