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HER Number:MDV12951
Name:Hut circle settlements, Shaugh Moor

Summary

Remains of two enclosures with associated hut circles. Part of a group of seven enclosure sites on Shaugh Moor north of the Saddlesborough Reave.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 556 635
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56SE88
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/166
  • Old SAM County Ref: DV428
  • Pastscape: 439358

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 three hut circles, and one hut circle outside. Other details: Plan.

National Monuments Record, 1978, NMR SX5563, 6 (Aerial Photograph). SDV152488.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX56SE88 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV346917.

Enclosure centred at SX55676356, measuring about 36.0 metres by 30.0 metres and is formed by a wall of rubble and boulders 1.3 metres wide and 0.4 metres high. It is otherwise as described by Smith (1980), although the internal partition is not a surveyable feature. There is a 3.0 metre gap at the north-east corner.
Two huts are integrated with the enclosure walling. The northern one is of Type 2, with an internal diameter of 5.0 metres and ruined walling 1.5 metres wide and 0.5 metres high. The southern hut is probably of Type 1, with an internal diameter of 5.0 metres. The walling 1.3 metres wide and 0.4 metres high has an inner face of slabs backed by rubble. Another possible hut is attached to the outer face of the enclosure near the north-east corner. A half dozen single spaced blocks form an arc or semicircle 5.1 metres by 3.7 metres with a level interior. No entrances can be seen in any of the huts. Surveyed at 1:2500 on MSD.

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

(SX55666360.) An enclosure on relatively level ground near the foot of the north facing slope. In plan it is a rounded triangle, 28.0 metres from north to south and 30.0 metres from east to west across its broadest part. Possible traces of an internal partition defined by a break of slope cuts off the north-east corner. Comparatively numerous stones litter the interior which has not been cleared as completely as other enclosures. There is no apparent entrance and facing stones are visible in the wall. Two ruinous huts are visible in the wall. Two ruinous huts are visible in the interior, both attached to the enclosure wall. One hut attached to the enclosure wall in its north-east sector is very ruinous and no entrance is visible. The second is in the south-east corner of the enclosure and is also very ruinous.
An ill-defined rectangular enclosure south-east of the first enclosure, 40.0 metres by 18.0 metres with a hut circle in its south-east corner. The enclosure is only visible on its uphill south side where its wall and corners are defined by upright slabs and low ruinous walling. Elsewhere, the boundary identification is confined to intermittent stretches of tumbled stone. Walling of enclosure robbed to provide building stone for enclosure. Hut fairly well-defined with a 4.5 metres internal diameter and probably entrance to the south-west, floor terraced into the hillslope.

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

Enclosure visible with two hut circles attached to its walls.

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

Enclosures E (more complete, northern enclosure, with three associated hut circles) and D (fragmentary remains of an enclosure with two partial circles). These enclosures are in a poorer condition than the others and may have been robbed for stone more recently. Other details: Map 48, 3.

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

Centred at SX55686356. An enclosure located at the foot of a north-facing hillside on a gentle slope. The turf-covered walls on the downhill side are somewhat spread; a few boulders and upright slabs are visible with inner and outer facing boulders and stones up to 1.8 metres wide and 0.7 metres high. The position of the entrance is not clear although transverse slabs visible in the west side may indicate a blocked entrance. The gently sloping interior has a spread of earth-fast boulders. Three hut circles have been incorporated into this enclosure.

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

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, SM33 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 02/10/2019. Site description is good and agrees with the OS GIS site plan (1997 survey). There is scattered low height western gorse on boundary walls and throughout enclosure area is lightly grazed. Overall condition moderate. Photo X2 taken .

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, SM-33 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photo 1: View of impressive east side wall looking E. Photo 2: View of SSW side of enclosure looking SSE.

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.
SDV147593Article in Serial: Price, D. G.. 1973. Ancient fields on Shaugh Moor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 105. Unknown. 89.
SDV152488Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1978. NMR SX5563. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 6.
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.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV346917Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX56SE88. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. SM33.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. SM-33.

Associated Monuments

MDV125919Parent of: Hut circle associated with enclosures at Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV125920Parent of: Hut circle associated with enclosures at Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV125921Parent of: Hut circle associated with enclosures at Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV125917Parent of: Hut in enclosure at Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV125918Parent of: Pair of huts in enclosure at Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV125922Parent of: Possible enclosure walls 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)
MDV12779Related to: Hut circle settlement, 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:Nov 3 2019 3:28PM