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HER Number:MDV126160
Name:Hut circles in settlement at Wotter

Summary

Two huts were identified here by the Ordnance Survey in 1980. Survey in 1997 only recorded one. An incomplete ring of earthfast boulders and stones up to 0.5 metres high indicate the remains of a hut circle. Cut into a gentle slope the interior is 6.5 metres across. The position of the entrance is not evident. Fragmentary boulder/stone banks and lynchets lie to the south.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 554 619
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 SE 97
  • Pastscape: 439380

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX56SE97 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV146723.

The remains of three huts of Type 1 (SX 56 SE 19) occur in bracken at SX 5548 6195 'Hut A' ; SX 5549 6196, 'Hut B' ; and SX 5557 6196, 'Hut C'.
A: A platform 6.2 metres in diameter, raised to a height of 0.5 metres on the lower south side. The northern half has seven spaced upright blocks and slabs up to 0.6 metres high around the perimeter.
B: A possible hut with spaced stones from 0.4 metres to 0.7 metres high around the south-western half. These retain a mound of clearance debris which is now turf-covered. The original internal diameter was probably about 6.0 metres. (See related record for details of C)
There is evidence of associated walls forming small plots but these are very fragmentary and difficult to differentiate from stone dumping which seems prevalent in the area.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, Map 48.6 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Butler depicts one of these huts in Map 48.


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

(Visited 01/12/1997) A settlement of four hut circles and associated enclosures and walling centred at SX 5550 6195 is located on a partially cleared clitter-covered south-west facing hillslope at 215 metres above OD.
SX 5548 6196. An incomplete ring of earthfast boulders and stones up to 0.5 metres high indicate the remains of a hut circle. Cut into a gentle slope the interior is 6.5 metres across. The position of the entrance is not evident. Fragmentary boulder/stone banks and lynchets lie to the south.
Surveyed by the Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England (Shaugh Moor survey), at 1:2500 scale (see also related records for huts outside the Dartmoor National Park Authority Administration area)


Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

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. Map 48.6.
SDV146723Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX56SE97. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV343481Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. + Probert, S.. 1998. Shaugh Moor, Devon: An Archaeological Survey. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #118942 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV14573Part of: Hut Settlement, Wotter (Monument)
MDV126162Related to: Hut circles in settlement at Wotter (Monument)
MDV2578Related to: Two huts in settlement, Wotter (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4967 - Survey of Shaugh Moor

Date Last Edited:Jul 26 2019 12:52PM