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HER Number:MDV126879
Name:Hut circle within enclosure 'C' in settlement at Willings Walls Warren, Shaugh Prior


Hut circle within Enclosure 'C' (Butler) in settlement at Willings Walls Warren of 4.6 metres by 3.8 metres with walls 1.0 metres wide and 0.7 metres high


Grid Reference:SX 579 657
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 NE 71
  • Pastscape: 438704

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX56NE71, SX56NE71 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV151920.

Visited on 31st May 1950. The walls are composed of partly turf covered stones, average width of walls 3.0 metres, height 0.8 metres. Eleven hut circles are visible with diameters varying between 3.7 – 7.5 metres.
Visited on 21st June 1977. A settlement of six integrated enclosures, situated at the end of a ridge on a gentle well drained slope at 265 metres OD. This hut has an internal diameter of 4.5 metres with walling about 1.3 metres thick, and a possible south facing entrance.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 115-116, Map 49, fig 49.4 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Hut Circle '5' of 4.0 metres diameter on the east side of Enclosure 'C' at 'Willings Walls Warren North'.

Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J., 2002, Plym Valley survey (Report - Survey). SDV350782.

(04/04/2002) SX 5794 6576. A hut circle measuring 4.6m north to south by 3.8m with walls 1.0m wide and 0.7m high.

English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Cartographic). SDV345521.

Hut shown on survey.

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

Visible on aerial photograph.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

Hut circle shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2021, National Heritage List for England, 1009573 (National Heritage List for England). SDV364016.

This agglomerated enclosure lies on a spur above the south bank of the River Plym, south-west of Ditsworthy Clam. It consists of five conjoined enclosures with hut circles and a later longhouse built in the middle. Within the enclosures there are fourteen huts ranging from 4 metres to 11 metres in diameter with walls up to 2.5 metres in width and 0.6 metres in height. Entrances to the huts vary from the north-west to the south-east.

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. 115-116, Map 49, fig 49.4.
SDV151920Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX56NE71. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. SX56NE71.
SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV350782Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J.. 2002. Plym Valley survey. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #129970 ]
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV364016National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2021. National Heritage List for England. Digital. 1009573.

Associated Monuments

MDV62540Related to: Enclosure 'C' in settlement at Willings Walls Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8155 - Plym Valley Survey

Date Last Edited:Apr 27 2021 11:23AM