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HER Number:MDV2448
Name:Hut within enclosure on Shaugh Moor

Summary

One of two hut circles within a very fine enclosure on Shaugh Moor. This hut stance measures overall 8.0 metres (north-south) by 9.0 metres with a level interior, an 0.5 metres high back scarp. The surviving turf-covered walling of stones and boulders is 0.4 metres high. The position of the entrance is not clear.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 553 628
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 SE 52
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/35/2
  • Old SAM County Ref: 422
  • Pastscape (Yes): 439256

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Price, D. G., 1973, Ancient fields on Shaugh Moor, 91 (Article in Serial). SDV147593.

Two hut circles inside enclosure, external ditch which could be Dark Age.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX56SE52 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV138636.

(29/09/1980) On the west slope of Shaugh Moor at 295m. OD is a pound like enclosure of 0.34 hectares containing two hut circles.
The Two Type 2 (SX 56 NE 71) huts have level interiors with diameters of 8.7m. and 6.3m. and walling 1.1m. thick and 0.5m. high. They are much robbed and their entrances are uncertain. Surveyed at 1:2500 on MSD.

Collis, J., 1983, Field Systems and Boundaries on Shaugh Moor and at Wotter, Dartmoor, 58-60 figs 7 9. (Article in Serial). SDV144058.

Disturbed hut circle cut into hill side, demarcated by low banks and odd stones. House U around 6.0 metres in diameter.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, map 48 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Depicted and described by Butler.

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

(01/12/1997) SX 5530 6283. A very fine enclosure build on a west-facing slope at 260m above OD incorporated the remains of two hut circles and traces of the reave it overlies.
SX 5530 6283. A hut stance situated within the enclosure measures overall 8.0m (north-south) by 9.0m with a level interior, an 0.5m high back scarp. The surviving turf-covered walling of stones and boulders is 0.4m high. The position of the entrance is not clear.

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. map 48.
SDV138636Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX56SE52. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV144058Article in Serial: Collis, J.. 1983. Field Systems and Boundaries on Shaugh Moor and at Wotter, Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 41. A5 Paperback. 58-60 figs 7 9..
SDV147593Article in Serial: Price, D. G.. 1973. Ancient fields on Shaugh Moor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 105. Unknown. 91.
SDV343481Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. + Probert, S.. 1998. Shaugh Moor, Devon: An Archaeological Survey. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. Unknown. [Mapped feature: #84653 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV2446Part of: Enclosure 500 metres east of Huxton Farm (Monument)
MDV2590Part of: Shaugh Moor coaxial field system (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 14 2019 1:05PM