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HER Number:MDV127765
Name:Hut with enclosure north-west of Hentor Meadow

Summary

Small, sub-circular enclosure with a single hut abutting the enclosure wall on the north-eastern side. The hut possess a level interior 6.5m north-south by 5.2m with an entrance in the south side. Hut appears to pre-date enclosure.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 584 658
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 79
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/148
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/148/1
  • Old SAM County Ref: 403
  • Old SAM County Ref: 493
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 24230(P)
  • Old SAM Ref: 10636
  • Pastscape: 438726

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2494, 3130 (Aerial Photograph). SDV147533.

Ordnance Survey, 1950, SX56NE72 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV162279.

(05/06/1950) SX 5840 65801 Hut circle on boundary of the enclosure measures 7.5m in diameter, wall height 0.4m. Visible on aerial photograph. Walling is of large stones covered with turf and heather; entrance to south-east.

National Monuments Record, 1976, SX5865, 1/432 (Aerial Photograph). SDV152032.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1979, SX56NE79 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV162274.

(29/01/1979) To the north-west is a small 'D' shaped enclosure 32m by 22m incorporating one hut. Surveyed at 1:10 000 on PFD.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Enclosure with hut circle incorporated into east wall visible on the 1940s Royal Air Force aerial photograph. Short length of possible walling visible on the west side of the enclosure heading in a westerly direction. Area under 0.05 hectares.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140389 and 140390 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(16/04/1995) SX 5839 6582. Enclosure wall abuts an earlier stone hut circle and clearly deviates to include this building within its circuit.
Hut is abutted by enclosure wall. Simple plan and double orthostat walling type]. Interior is 5.3m in diameter and is defined by a 1.6m wide wall standing up to 0.7m high. Doorway survives as a gap in the surrounding wall, faces south-south-east, is lined on the east and is partly blocked by a large orthostat which was probably originally the western door jamb.
The visible relationship between the hut and the enclosure clearly indicates that the enclosure was added to an existing building.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 118-21; 49.7 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 213, 102.823a (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

Gerrard, S., 1995, SAM 24230 (Plan - sketch). SDV164276.

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

(16/01/2002) Centred SX 5840 6583. A single hut abutting a small, sub-circular enclosure to the north of the later boundary. The hut possess a level interior 6.5m north-south by 5.2m with an entrance in the south side.

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

Enclosure and hut visible on the aerial photography.

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. 118-21; 49.7.
SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape. 213, 102.823a.
SDV147533Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2494. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3130.
SDV152032Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. SX5865. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1/432.
SDV162274Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1979. SX56NE79. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown.
SDV162279Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey. 1950. SX56NE72. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV164276Plan - sketch: Gerrard, S.. 1995. SAM 24230. A4 Single Sheet + Digital.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140389 and 140390.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
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: #124593 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV3471Related to: Enclosure with hut north-west of Hentor Meadow (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8148 - The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape
  • EDV8155 - Plym Valley Survey

Date Last Edited:Mar 3 2020 2:01PM