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HER Number:MDV125905
Name:Hut in eastern settlement at Shaugh Moor

Summary

A hut circle of probable Bronze Age date is recorded from field investigation and aerial survey as a circular hollow or terrace enclosed by an earthwork bank, one of three incorporated into the perimeter of an oval enclosure on the north-facing slopes of Shaugh Moor. The hut circle is clearly identifiable on aerial photographs of 1964 and digital images derived from aerial photographs of 2016.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 559 635
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56SE43
  • Pastscape: 439232

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1190, RAF/106G/UK/1190 RS 4234-4235 27-FEB-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV363067.

A bank is visible as an oval earthwork.

Royal Air Force, 1964, RAF/58/6399, RAF/58/6399 F64 0382-0383 02-JUL-1964 (Aerial Photograph). SDV363068.

A bank is visible as a recently excavated earthwork.

Smith, K., 1980, Typescript notes and plan of Shaugh Moor (Un-published). SDV138646.

There is an incomplete enclosure north-west of the main enclosure. It comprises a ruinous arc of walling associated with three hut circles.
The south-western hut is 6.0 metres in internal diameter and is also attached to the enclosure wall with a south-facing entrance. The liners of the inner wall face are fairly well-preserved.

Fletcher, M. + Probert, S., 1998, Shaugh Moor, Devon: An Archaeological Survey (Report - Survey). SDV343481.

(Visited 03/12/1997) To the north-west of the complete enclosure, an `annex' comprises three hut circles each linked by a curvilinear boulder/stone wall.
(Visited 03/12/1997) SX55916351. This hut measures 8.2 metres in diameter with a level interior some 6.0 metres (north-south) by 5.3 metres. The wall comprises a ring of inner facing slabs, on average 0.5 metres high with an outer facing of low earth-fast boulders retaining a stone/boulder core. It has been disturbed and the entrance was located either in the north-east or south-west.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 1999-2017, Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs, Next Perspectives APGB Imagery SX5563 31-MAY-2016 (Aerial Photograph). SDV363087.

A stony bank is visible as an oval earthwork.

NERC, 2013, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) Tellus: South Devon to Dartmoor, LIDAR SX5563 Tellus DTM 01-JUL-2013 to 31-AUG-2013 (Cartographic). SDV361514.

A bank is identifiable as an oval earthwork.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, SM28 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 08/09/2019. The site description is good with no noted change. Although the hut is covered by 90% bracken, no damage is being caused and the site is very stable. Photo taken

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, SM28 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Visited 08/09/2019. Photo taken looking south showing the overall view of the hut

Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2019-2020, The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (AI&M, formerly NMP) (Interpretation). SDV362982.

A bank up to circa 2.5m wide is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs of 1946 onwards, defining a roughly circular hollow or terrace approximately 6m across. A line of stonework is visible on digital images derived from aerial photographs of 2016 on the inner face of this bank.
This circular structure is interpreted as the remains of a hut circle of Bronze Age date, one of three incorporated into the perimeter bank of an oval enclosure on the north-facing slopes of Shaugh Moor (MDV127096).
Despite the low resolution of the available data, the hut circle remains identifiable as an earthwork on visualisations derived from lidar data captured in 2013.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV138646Un-published: Smith, K.. 1980. Typescript notes and plan of Shaugh Moor. Unknown.
SDV343481Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. + Probert, S.. 1998. Shaugh Moor, Devon: An Archaeological Survey. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. Unknown.
SDV361514Cartographic: NERC. 2013. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) Tellus: South Devon to Dartmoor. Digital. LIDAR SX5563 Tellus DTM 01-JUL-2013 to 31-AUG-2013.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. SM28.
SDV362982Interpretation: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2019-2020. The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (AI&M, formerly NMP). Historic England Research Report. Digital.
SDV363067Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK/1190. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/106G/UK/1190 RS 4234-4235 27-FEB-1946.
SDV363068Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1964. RAF/58/6399. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/58/6399 F64 0382-0383 02-JUL-1964.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. SM28.
SDV363087Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 1999-2017. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs. Aerial Photography for Great Britain Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives APGB Imagery SX5563 31-MAY-2016.

Associated Monuments

MDV127096Part of: Enclosed hut circle settlement, Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV125904Related to: Hut in eastern settlement at Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV125906Related to: Hut in eastern settlement at Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV127095Related to: Hut or prospecting pit within oval enclosure, Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV125907Related to: Hut within eastern settlement at Shaugh Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4967 - Survey of Shaugh Moor
  • EDV8098 - The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping (formerly NMP) Survey, Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (Ref: ACD2040)

Date Last Edited:Dec 16 2019 3:51PM