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HER Number:MDV125920
Name:Hut circle associated with enclosures at Shaugh Moor

Summary

A hut circle of probable Bronze Age date is recorded as a circular earthwork and structure on the lower north-facing slopes of Shaugh Moor. It measures up to 7.9 metres in overall diameter with a level interior 6.2 metres across. The wall comprises a boulder/stone core faced by slabs and boulders up to 0.5 metres high. The position of the entrance is not clear.
The enclosed area is identifiable as an earthwork on visualisations derived from lidar data captured in 2013 and stone settings are visible on digital images derived from aerial photographs of 2016.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 557 635
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 88
  • Pastscape: 439483

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, fig 48.3 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Depicted by Butler.

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

(Visited 02/12/1997) SX55716351. A hut circle located on a slight slope. It measures 7.9 metres in overall diameter with a level interior 6.2 metres across. The wall comprises a boulder/stone core faced by slabs and boulders up to 0.5 metres high. The position of the entrance is not clear.

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

The remains of a circular stone built structure are visible.

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 circular hollow or terrace is identifiable.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms, SM-31 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 02/10/2019. Site description is good. Overall condition good. Photo taken.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording photographs, SM-31 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Overall view looking NE.

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 hut circle of probable Bronze Age date is visible as an earthwork and structure on the lower north-facing slopes of Shaugh Moor.
The enclosed area is identifiable as an earthwork terrace or hollow up to circa 5m across on visualisations derived from lidar data captured in 2013 and stone settings circa 0.5m across are visible on digital images derived from aerial photographs of 2016 defining a roughly circular structure approximately 6m in diameter.
The hut circle might be associated with possible wall defined enclosures immediately to the west.

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. fig 48.3.
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. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. SM-31.
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.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. SM-31.
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: #123373 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV12951Part of: D-shaped hut circle settlement enclosure, Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV125921Related to: Hut circle associated with enclosures at Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV125919Related to: Hut circle associated with enclosures at Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV125917Related to: Hut in enclosure at Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV125918Related to: Pair of huts in enclosure at Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV125922Related to: Possible enclosure walls 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 20 2019 4:25PM