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HER Number:MDV12779
Name:Hut circle settlement, Shaugh Moor

Summary

A agglomerated hut circle enclosure, consisting of two joined enclosures with two integrated hut circles and two external hut circles. One of seven enclosure sites on Shaugh Moor north of the Saddlesborough Reave.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 558 634
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 439370
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/170
  • Old SAM County Ref: 428

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 2299 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.


Price, D. G., 1973, Ancient fields on Shaugh Moor, 89 (Article in Serial). SDV147593.

A pound containing one hut circle, and two hut circles outside the pound.


National Monuments Record, 1976, NMR SX5563, 1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV138651.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX56SE92 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV150906.

The two enclosures are centred at SX55796343 and SX55806341, both formed by rubble and boulder walling 1.4 metres wide and 0.5 metres high and broadly as described by Smith.
The hut the northern enclosure is probably of Type 1. The hut in the southern enclosure and the free standing ones to the north-west and northeast are Type 2. Other details: Plan.


Smith, K., 1980, Typescript notes and plan of Shaugh Moor (Un-published). SDV138646.

A double enclosure 34.0 metres south (uphill) of enclosure. It is in two parts, divided along an east-west axis by a length of crude walling composed of large blocks. The walling of the whole enclosure includes many earth-fast boulders, and although the northern (downslope) enclosure has been cleared of small clitter with only a few boulders remaining, the southern enclosure was not cleared and is still thickly strewn with boulders and small stones. It seems probable that the southern annexe was a subsequent addition with internal dimensions of 15.0 metres from north to south and 27.0 metres from east to west to a pre-existing enclosure 22.0 metres from north to south and 18.0 meter from east to west. There is no apparent entrance and soil has accumulated within the northern enclosure against the inner face of the downslope wall, giving the enclosure the appearance of a cultivated terrace against the boulder strewn hillside. Within the north-west angle of the enclosure is a single small hut with no visible entrance and a floor that is sunk below the general internal level of the enclosure. A second hut occurs outside the southeast corner of the lower enclosure to which it is linked by a short length of walling. The hut entrance is orientated west and would have been sheltered by the enclosure wall.


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

Agglomerated enclosure of three elements visible containing two attached hut circles: another lies outside to the west.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 99-101 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Enclosure B; one of seven enclosures with associated hut circles in the area. It is a double enclosure; the upper section of which is oddly shaped, due to the very stony ground that it has been constructed on. A small hut circle (4.7 meters in diameter) opens into it and another hut circle (3.5 meters in diameter) is built across the lower (northern) circuit. Other details: Map 48, 3.


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

(Visited 03/12/1997) Centred at SX55806343. Two small linked enclosures are situated on a steep north-facing hillside amidst clitter. Wedge and drill split stones and shallow quarry pits testify to the intensive surface stone quarrying in this area. Two hut circles incorporated into the walling of the enclosures most probably pre-date it; two further hut circles are freestanding. See associated records.


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

Combined enclosures with two integrated hut circles and two isolated hut circles (one to the east of the enclosures, and one to the west).


Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Map object based on this Source.


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, SM29 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 08/09/2019. The site description is good. A well-defined linked enclosure with an antiquity star sited in the south enclosure just south of the enclosure dividing wall.The boundary is 100% covered in high brackenbut the internal area is less densely covered. The internal area has scattered low height bracken and small patches of low height western gorse with grass between which is lightly grazed. The site is stable. Photos taken


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, SM29 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Visited 08/09/2019. 2 X photos taken. 1) looking north showing the northern half taken from the dividing wall 2) looking south showing the southern half taken from the dividing wall


Cambridge University, Unknown, CUC/AQX, CUC/AQX 49 (Aerial Photograph). SDV355237.

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. 99-101.
SDV138646Un-published: Smith, K.. 1980. Typescript notes and plan of Shaugh Moor. Unknown.
SDV138651Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. NMR SX5563. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1.
SDV147593Article in Serial: Price, D. G.. 1973. Ancient fields on Shaugh Moor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 105. Unknown. 89.
SDV150906Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX56SE92. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2299.
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.
SDV343481Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. + Probert, S.. 1998. Shaugh Moor, Devon: An Archaeological Survey. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. Unknown. [Mapped feature: #80637 ]
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV355237Aerial Photograph: Cambridge University. Unknown. CUC/AQX. Cambridge University Collection of Aerial Photographs. Photograph (Paper). CUC/AQX 49.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. SM29.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. SM29.

Associated Monuments

MDV125912Parent of: Hut east of settlement at Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV125911Parent of: Hut west of settlement at Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV125909Parent of: Hut within settlement at Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV125910Parent of: Hut within settlement at Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV2440Related to: Enclosed hut circle settlement, Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV12953Related to: Hut circle settlement, Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV12778Related to: Hut circle settlement, Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV12951Related to: Hut circle settlements, Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV12952Related to: Sub-rectangular shaped enclosure, Shaugh Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4967 - Survey of Shaugh Moor

Date Last Edited:Sep 22 2019 11:54AM