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HER Number:MDV14785
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 66. The 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/37/4

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

SEE EGGBUCKLAND PF, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV173987.

Stones from this hut circle were re-erected in 1980-81 in grounds of eggbuckland school as an educational project (see eggbuckland pf) (timms).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV173988.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV173989.

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

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV173990.

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

WAINWRIGHT + SMITH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV174025.

Hut 66. A small single phase hut circle 4.40m internal diameter. Wall of rubble construction with vertical inner face. The entrance was a simple gap 70cms wide with a porch and entrance to the east end. The interior contained a ring of post holes, together with a number of post and stake holes forming no pattern. A drain passed underneath the house wall and enclosure in to a small sump. Charcoal from the drain produced a radiocarbon date of 1310 +- 80 bc (radiocarbon years). Charcoal from a hollow (probably eavesdrip) of the hut to the west produced a radiocarbon date of 1110 +- 80 bc (radiocarbon years). One potsherd, 3 saddle querns, an anvil, whetstone, and smoothed pebbles, together with a slickstone and a flint were recovered (wainwright + smith).

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 oval hollow or platform approximately 5m across.
The site has been destroyed by the expansion of Shaugh Lake China Clay Works.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV173987Migrated Record: SEE EGGBUCKLAND PF.
SDV173988Migrated Record:
SDV173989Migrated Record:
SDV173990Migrated Record:
SDV174025Migrated Record: WAINWRIGHT + SMITH.
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.

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