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HER Number:MDV12818
Name:Enclosure and hut circle 450 metres north of Shillapark Farm

Summary

Small oval enclosure terraced into the hillslope on the lower east-facing slope of Roos Tor, with a hut circle within it. Enclosure measures 17 metres (north-south) by 10 metres (east-west) and has 2 metre wide rubble walls standing up 0.3 metres high. Entrance is in the centre of the eastern wall and measures 2 metres wide.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 550 763
Map Sheet:SX57NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishPeter Tavy
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPETER TAVY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 57 NE 40
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX57NE/66
  • Old SAM Ref: 20379
  • Pastscape: 439685

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1978, SX57NE40, 17/10/1978 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV275877.

A small enclosure 16.5 metres by 10 metres, walls 1.2 metres wide. Within is a circle of stones 3.3 metres in diameter, probably a hut circle but too fragmentary to be sure.


National Monuments Record, 1979, NMR SF1510, 153 (Aerial Photograph). SDV273995.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Small oval enclosure containing hut circle visible on the 1979 aerial photograph.


Newman, P., 2004, Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey, 10/08/2004 (Report - Survey). SDV346874.

As described by the Ordnance Survey in 1979 but hut and encloser appear to consist only of small stone and was heavily robbed by builders of the nearby newtake wall. What survives is stable.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Enclosure visible on aerial photograph.


Newman , P., 2018, Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation, 10/01/2018 (Report - Survey). SDV361635.

Enclosure with possible hut circle within, north of Shillapark enclosure. The features have been heavily robbed of stone.


Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

This monument includes a stone hut circle situated within a small enclosure lying on the lower east-facing slope of Roos Tor. The enclosure is terraced into the hillslope, is oval in plan and measures 17m from north to south by 10m east to west and has 2m wide rubble walls standing up 0.3m high. The entrance is in the centre of the eastern wall and measures 2m wide. The stone hut circle is situated in the centre of the enclosure. The wall is composed of a rubble bank and the interior measures 3.1m in diameter and has a 1m wide wall standing up to 0.2m high. The monument lies in close proximity to a substantial Bronze Age field boundary known as The Great Western Reave and on the periphery of a contemporary fragmentary field system.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV273995Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1979. NMR SF1510. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 153.
SDV275877Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1978. SX57NE40. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. 17/10/1978.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV346874Report - Survey: Newman, P.. 2004. Merrivale Range Baseline Condition Survey. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. Unknown. 10/08/2004.
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV361635Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2018. Archaeological Sites within Merrivale Training Area, Dartmoor National Park, Devon: A condition survey on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation. Southwest Landscape Investigations. A4 Comb Bound. 10/01/2018. [Mapped feature: #80652 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV49706Related to: HUT CIRCLE in the Parish of Peter Tavy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7441 - Condition survey of the archaeological sites of Merrivale Training Area
  • EDV7570 - Condition survey of Merrivale Range training area

Date Last Edited:Oct 5 2018 4:22PM