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HER Number:MDV14783
Name:Hut circle on Shaugh Moor, Shaugh Prior

Summary

A hut circle of probable Bronze Age to Iron Age date is recorded within an oval enclosure.
It is one of six excavated prior to destruction by the expansion of Shaugh Lake China Clay Works, given the number Hut Circle 18. The approximate location of the hut circle is identifiable as an earthwork on aerial photographs of 1946.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 565 637
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/37/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Early Bronze Age to Early Iron Age - 2200 BC to 301 BC (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV174011.

Wainwright, g. J. + smith, k. /pps/46(1980)65-122/the shaugh moor project: second report.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV174012.

Smith, k. /interim report 1981/in parish file.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV174013.

Des=timms, s. C. /as above(15/11/1982).

WAINWRIGHT ET AL, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV174582.

A small oval in plan and heavily robbed hut circle given number 18. The hut measures 3.7m by 3.8m and is crudely cobbled with no porch. There are possibly two phases represented by a reduction in the size of the house and the sealing off of a drain. The earliest house floor was dished and later it was paved with one central posthole. A radiocarbon date from charcoal in the fill of the drain was 1310 +- 120 bc (radiocarbon years). A radiocarbon date from the soil beneath the flagstones was 1070 +- 70 bc (radiocarbon years). Two saddle querns were found in the tumble of the wall (wainwright et al).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV3991.

Stones from this hut were re-erected at knowles hill school newton abbot in 1980-81 as an educational project. See sx87se/106 (timms).

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 Vp2 5142-5143 12-JUL-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352279.

A hut circle is visible as an earthwork.

Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2019-2020, The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (AI&M, formerly NMP) (Interpretation). SDV362982.

The location of a hut circle of probable Bronze Age to Iron Age date identifiable on aerial photographs of 1946, as an earthwork bank defined circular hollow or platform approximately 3.5m in diameter.
The site has been destroyed by the expansion of Shaugh Lake China Clay Works.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV174011Migrated Record:
SDV174012Migrated Record:
SDV174013Migrated Record:
SDV174582Migrated Record: WAINWRIGHT ET AL.
SDV352279Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 Vp2 5142-5143 12-JUL-1946.
SDV362982Interpretation: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2019-2020. The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (AI&M, formerly NMP). Historic England Research Report. Digital.
SDV3991Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV2450Part of: Enclosed hut circle settlement at Shaugh Moor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8098 - The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping (formerly NMP) Survey, Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (Ref: ACD2040)

Date Last Edited:Dec 11 2019 10:25AM