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HER Number:MDV125923
Name:Hut circle associated with enclosures at Shaugh Moor

Summary

A hut circle of probable Bronze Age date is recorded from field investigation and aerial survey as a roughly circular hollow or terrace enclosed by an earthwork bank. The hut circle is identifiable as subtle earthworks under scrub vegetation on aerial photographs of 1946, 1964 and is more clearly visible on digital images derived from aerial photographs of 2016. The bank and hollow are identifiable as subtle earthworks on visualisations derived from low resolution lidar data captured in 2013.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 555 634
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 90
  • Pastscape: 439364

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.

A circular bank and hollow are visible as earthworks.

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

A circular bank and hollow are visible as earthworks.

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

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

(Visited 02/12/1997) SX55556345. A well-defined hut circle built into a slight slope. It measures 7.9 metres (north-south) by 7.5 metres with a level interior some 3.8 metres in diameter. The rubble core walling, faced with inner and outer slabs and boulders, is 0.5 metres high externally and 0.6 metres high internally. The position of the entrance is not obvious.

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

A circular bank and hollow are visible as earthworks.

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 bank and hollow are identifiable as subtle earthworks.

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

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, SM-38 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 02/10/2019. Site description is good, but hard to see due to 100% coverage of tall bracken. Overall condition moderate. Photo taken.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, SM-38 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Overall view showing bracken looking W.

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 1.9m to 2.8m wide is visible as a subtle earthwork under scrub vegetation on aerial photographs of 1946 and 1964, enclosing a roughly oval hollow or terrace circa 3.7m across.
The circular feature is interpreted as the remains of a hut circle of Bronze Age date, possibly associated a hut circle settlement enclosure approximately 36m to the north-east (MDV12953).
A slight in-turn in the bank might be evidence of an entrance in the southern face of the hut circle.
The bank and hollow are identifiable earthworks on digital images derived from aerial photographs of 2016, while visualisations derived from low resolution lidar data captured in 2013 might support the interpretation that the bank earthworks are somewhat spread.

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.
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.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).
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. SM-38.
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. SM-38.
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: #123399 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV12953Part of: Hut circle settlement, Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV125924Related to: Hut circle associated with enclosures at Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV125925Related to: Hut circle associated with enclosures at Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV125926Related to: Hut circle associated with enclosures at Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV125927Related to: Hut circle associated with enclosures 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 17 2019 12:32PM