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HER Number:MDV12953
Name:Hut circle settlement, Shaugh Moor


Small enclosure with one hut circle integrated in the walling and another four circles outside the enclosure. One of seven enclosure sites on Shaugh Moor north of the Saddlesborough Reave.


Grid Reference:SX 556 634
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56SE90
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/168
  • Old SAM County Ref: 428
  • Pastscape: 439364

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (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 and four hut circles outside the pound. (Site visited during 1972) Other details: Plan.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX56SE90 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV152508.

The enclosure, centred at SX55606347, is somewhat angular in plan, but broadly as described by Smith (1980), with rubble walling 2.0 metres wide and 0.6 metres high. Of the four free-standing huts, A, C and D are of Type 2 (SX 56 NE 71).
The internal diameters range from 4.7 metres to 5.0 metres with walling from 1.3 to 1.7 metres wide and 0.5 metres high. Gaps and possible entrances occur on the east, north, and south. Hut 'B' appears to be of Type 1, levelled into the slope, with an internal diameter of 2.4 metres and rubble walling 1.0 metres wide and 0.3 metres high. Other details: Plan.

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

An enclosure which is an irregular oval in plan, 25.0 metres from east to west and 17.0 metres from north to south. It is on a marked north-facing slope and the bank is ill-defined. The interior is characteristically cleared of stone save for some earth-fast boulders. Soil has built up within the enclosure against the inner edge of the downslope wall. There is no undoubted entrance and a single extremely ruinous hut can be seen in the north-west corner of the enclosure.
A small ruinous hut south of enclosure is 8.0 metres in overall diameter from west to east. A single vertical liner is visible and the apparent entrance appears to be orientated south-east.
A substantial isolated hut lies 40.0 metres south-west of the enclosure. It is terraced into the side of the hill and is approximately 5.0 metres in internal diameter. The sporadic stones of internal wall-liners can be seen but the entrance is not apparent. Of the two huts to the east the nearest to the enclosure is a ruinous hut 5.0 metres in internal diameter terraced into the hillside. The wall is obscured by vegetation and no entrance is apparent. The second is a well preserved and substantial hut 5.0 metres in diameter with the internal liners sporadically preserved and a south-orientated entrance. 

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

Ovoid feature visible with one hut circle outside to the south-west.

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

Enclosure F; one of seven enclosures with associated hut circles in the area. This enclosure has one integrated hut circles and one just outside the walls to the south-west. Two more circles are located to the east of the enclosure, while there is a further isolated circle further to the south-west of this enclosure. It has been damaged through stone robbing. Other details: Map 48, 3.

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

(Visited 02/12/1997) Centred at SX55606348. A small enclosure situated on a north-facing hillslope. The boulder and stone walling which has been robbed is on the downhill side 3.4 metres wide and a maximum 0.7 metres high and elsewhere it is spread to 7.2 metres wide and is 0.6 metres high. Two hut circles are incorporated into the walls and four huts lie in a row to the north.

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.
SDV152508Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX56SE90. 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. A4 Stapled + Digital. [Mapped feature: #118362 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV125923Parent of: Hut circle associated with enclosures at Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV125924Parent of: Hut circle associated with enclosures at Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV125925Parent of: Hut circle associated with enclosures at Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV125926Parent of: Hut circle associated with enclosures at Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV125927Parent of: Hut circle associated with enclosures at Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV2572Related to: Cairn north-west of Saddlesborough reave (Monument)
MDV2440Related to: Enclosed hut circle settlement, Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV12778Related to: Hut circle settlement, Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV12779Related 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:Jun 21 2019 4:06PM