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HER Number:MDV125906
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 as an earthwork on aerial photographs of 1946
and digital images derived from aerial photographs of 2016.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 559 635
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Admin AreaDevon
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/3G/TUD/UK/223, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 Vp 2 5140-5141 12-JUL-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352279.

An oval bank is visible as an earthwork.

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

An oval bank is visible as an earthwork partly obscured by spoil from recent excavation.

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 western-most hut is 5.5 metres in diameter and is also attached to the enclosure wall with a south-facing entrance. It is overgrown with bracken and the structural details are not clear.

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.
SX55916353. This hut measures 8.1 metres (north-south) by 7.7 metres with a level interior 4.7 metres in diameter. The walling comprising a boulder/stone core with inner and outer facing slabs is 0.5 metres high. The entrance is probably on the north side. They are linked by a boulder/stone wall 0.5 metres high. There is much evidence of surface stone quarrying in the form of stone pits and both wedge and drill split rocks.

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

An oval bank is visible as an earthwork.

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

Visited 08/09/2019. The site description is good with no changes noted. Although the hut has a 90% covering of bracken no apparent damage is being caused and the site is stable. Photo taken

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

Visited 08/09/2019. A photo taken looking east showing the bracken covering 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 5.5m across.
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).

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.
SDV352279Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 Vp 2 5140-5141 12-JUL-1946.
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.
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. [Mapped feature: #123387 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV127096Part of: Enclosed hut circle settlement, Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV2440Part of: Enclosed hut circle settlement, Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV125904Related to: Hut in eastern settlement at Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV125905Related to: Hut in 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 4:32PM