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HER Number:MDV130540
Name:Enclosure with one hut circle in settlement to north-west of Wotter, Shaugh Prior


Remains of an enclosure with one hut circle to the north-west of Wotter


Grid Reference:SX 555 619
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 SE 97
  • Pastscape: 439380

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX56SE97 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV146723.

The remains of three huts of Type 1 (SX 56 SE 19) occur in bracken at SX 5548 6195 'Hut A' ; SX 5549 6196, 'Hut B' ; and SX 5557 6196, 'Hut C'.
C: A hut of which only the north-eastern half survives as single upright slabs from 0.5 metres to 0.8 metres high; original internal diameter probably about 6.0 metres. (See related record for details of A and B).
There is evidence of associated walls forming small plots but these are very fragmentary and difficult to differentiate from stone dumping which seems prevalent in the area.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 102-5, Map 48, Figure 48.4 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Enclosure not shown within Settlement 'F' within the 'Shaugh Moor field system' to the north-west of Wotter. The remains of four huts can be identified at Settlement 'F' in a patch of open ground between the houses, together with a few banks and lines of orthostats the once bounded the fields. The buildings are all in poor shape with only some of the larger blocks in place.

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

(Visited 01/12/1997) A settlement of four hut circles and associated enclosures and walling centred at SX 5550 6195 is located on a partially cleared clitter-covered south-west facing hillslope at 215 metres above OD.
SX55586197. A hut circle which measures approximately 8.6 metres in diameter but only the north-east part of the wall survives as a quadrant of inner facing slabs averaging 0.5 metres high and two outer facing slabs on the uphill side; the boulder/stone core has long gone. The level interior is about 7.0 metres across. Fragmentary ill-defined boulder/stone banks can be identified to the south. Surveyed by the Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments in England (Shaugh Moor survey), at 1:2500 scale (see also related records for huts outside the Dartmoor National Park Authority Administration area)

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

An oval enclosure shown on survey.

Ordnance Survey, 2021, MasterMap 2021 (Cartographic). SDV364015.

Not shown.

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. 102-5, Map 48, Figure 48.4.
SDV146723Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX56SE97. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV343481Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. + Probert, S.. 1998. Shaugh Moor, Devon: An Archaeological Survey. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. Unknown.
SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #129894 ]
SDV364015Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2021. MasterMap 2021. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV126162Parent of: Hut circle in settlement to north-west of Wotter, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2594Part of: Field system south-west of Collard Tor, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV14573Part of: Hut circle settlement to north-west of Wotter, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV126160Related to: Hut circles in field to north-west of Wotter, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2591Related to: Medieval field system north of Wotter (Monument)
MDV2590Related to: Shaugh Moor parallel reave field system (Monument)
MDV2578Related to: Two huts in settlement west of Wotter, Shaugh Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4967 - Survey of Shaugh Moor

Date Last Edited:Apr 23 2021 10:36AM