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HER Number:MDV2410
Name:Hut Circle in Prehistoric Enclosure (F) south-west of Great Trowlesworthy Tor, Shaugh Prior

Summary

Hut circle in a Prehistoric enclosure (F) south-west of Great Trowlesworthy Tor

Location

Grid Reference:SX 574 641
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/10
  • Old SAM County Ref: 583
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 24233
  • Old SAM Ref: 10816
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Price, D. G., 1977, Settlement at Trowlesworthy Warren, 44, Figure 1 (Article in Serial). SDV150433.

Figure showing two hut circles and part of enclosure wall. Some orthostats, much disturbed and incomplete on north side. Probably robbed during construction of the leat running along western side.


Balaan, N. + Smith, K. + Wainwrith, G., 1982, Hut Circles, 244;fig 22. (Article in Serial). SDV139110.


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

Not recorded on aerial photograph.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140707 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 12th April 1995. Hut circle within a simple enclosure. Survives as a bank of earth and stone surrounding a circular area. The hut is of the simple plan and rubble bank walling type, its interior is 5.5 metres in diameter and is defined by a 1.4 metre wide wall standing up to 1.2 metres high, although the average is 0.4 metres. A south facing gap in the surrounding wall, lined on both sides represents a doorway. A single thickness orthostat wall which measures 1 metre wide and up to 0.8 metres high lies 1.7 metres from the outer wall of the hut and curves around the eastern side of the building. This may represent the remains of an annex, but is more likely to be the remnants of an earlier hut which has been truncated by the building of the second hut.


Pye, A., 1992, Archaeological Watching Brief on the ECC Lee Moor works leat corridoor in the Upper Plym Valley, 7 (Report - Watching Brief). SDV165953.

Hut circle within enclosure.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 156, Map 51, Figure 51.1 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Hut circle within Prehistoric Enclosure F with a small annexe on the east side.


Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 18, 102.053b. (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

Sub-circular structure 4.5 by 4 metres internally terraced into hillslope. Composed of large boulders and smaller stones. Internal and external facings visible. Possible entrance is situated in west-south-west sector. The tallest stone is 0.95 metres high.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Hut circle is depicted on the modern mapping but is not at exactly the right location, when compared with the 2010 aerial photography.


Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Hut circle visible on aerial photograph.


Historic England, 2019, National Heritage List for England, 1019084 (National Heritage List for England). SDV362730.

Stone hut circle on the south-west slope of Great TrowlesworthyTtor, 35 metres north-east of Lee Moor China Clay Works Leat. Diameter 8 metres, walls 2.5 metres thick and up to a metre high. Built of stone with some large boulders. Possible entrance to south-west.

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. 156, Map 51, Figure 51.1.
SDV139110Article in Serial: Balaan, N. + Smith, K. + Wainwrith, G.. 1982. Hut Circles. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. 48. 244;fig 22..
SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape. 18, 102.053b..
SDV150433Article in Serial: Price, D. G.. 1977. Settlement at Trowlesworthy Warren. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 109. 44, Figure 1.
SDV165953Report - Watching Brief: Pye, A.. 1992. Archaeological Watching Brief on the ECC Lee Moor works leat corridoor in the Upper Plym Valley. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 92.60. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. 7.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140707.
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.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #116419 ]
SDV362730National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2019. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1019084.

Associated Monuments

MDV56764Part of: Prehistoric Enclosure (F) south-west of Great Trowlesworthy Tor, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV52607Related to: Ditch cutting Prehistoric Enclosure (F) at Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7369 - Survey of Granite Loading Bays at Trowlesworthy, Devon

Date Last Edited:Apr 26 2019 10:07PM