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HER Number:MDV127095
Name:Hut or prospecting pit within oval enclosure, Shaugh Moor

Summary

An oval pit, possibly a hut circle of Bronze Age date or a prospecting pit of medieval to post-medieval date is identifiable as an earthwork on visualisations derived from lidar data captured in 2013, within an oval enclosure of probable Bronze Age date on the north-facing slopes of Shaugh Moor.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 559 634
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
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))
  • PROSPECTING PIT (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

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.

An earthwork pit or hollow is identifiable.

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.

An oval pit up to 6m across is identifiable as an earthwork on visualisations derived from lidar data captured in 2013, within an oval enclosure of probable Bronze Age date on the north-facing slopes of Shaugh Moor. The pit might be evidence of a hut circle contemporary with the enclosure.
Alternatively, the pit might be the remains of a prospecting pit of medieval to post-medieval date, an outlier of an extensive group pits recorded to the south (MDV43440).

Sources / Further Reading

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. [Mapped feature: #123379 ]
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.

Associated Monuments

MDV2440Part of: Enclosed hut circle settlement, Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV43440Part of: Extractive pits at Saddlesborough, 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

  • 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 10:36AM