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HER Number:MDV2428
Name:Hut circle north of Tory Brook Head


Hut circle with a possible annex or smaller hut adjoining located between the two enclosures at Tory Brook Head. Hut measures approximately five metres in diameter.


Grid Reference:SX 585 633
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/23/3
  • Old SAM County Ref: 582
  • Old SAM Ref: 10793(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX56SE34, 22/05/1950 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV138923.

Hut circle T. Diameter 7.5 metres, height 0.5 metres. Associated with the two enclosures A and B. Walling is of large turf-covered stones about 0.5 metres high. No obvious entrance.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 133407, 18/5/1994 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Two conjoined hut circles forming part of partially enclosed settlement. Situated between the two enclosures. Terraced into hillslope. Eastern one is of double orthostatic walling. Western one is of single orthostatic type. Interior of eastern one is 5.0 metres in diameter, defined by wall 2.0 metres wide, 0.6 metres high. Western one is oval, 4.0 metres by 2.6 metres internally; wall 1.4 metres wide, 0.4 metres high.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 166-7, Map 51.9 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Butler's Hut circle 13. Hut appears to have an annex; hut measures 4.3 metres annex measures 3.1 metres.

Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J., 2002, Plym Valley survey (Report - Survey). SDV350782.

Unenclosed hut circle at SX 58556333. A hut circle measuring 4.8 metres north-south by 4.1 metres with walls 2.0 metres wide and 0.7 metres high. The height and width of the walls have been enhanced by the deposition of clearance debris. Traces of internal facing slabs survive and there is evidence to suggest the presence of a blocked entrance in the south-east margin.

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

Visible on the aerial photography.

Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Hut circle is depicted on the modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV138923Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX56SE34. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. 22/05/1950.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 133407, 18/5/1994.
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 166-7, Map 51.9.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV350782Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J.. 2002. Plym Valley survey. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #84531 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV2425Related to: Eastern enclosure and hut circles north of Tory Brook Head (Monument)
MDV2427Related to: Hut circle north of Tory Brook Head (Monument)
MDV53390Related to: Hut circle outside enclosures north of Tory Brook Head (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 18 2015 11:30AM