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HER Number:MDV2449
Name:Hut Circle on Shaugh Moor

Summary

A possible hut circle of probable Bronze Age date is visible as a curvilinear earthwork bank enclosing a hollow or platform on aerial photographs of 1964, visualisations derived from low resolution lidar data captured in 2013 and digital images derived from aerial photographs of 2016, on the west facing slopes of Shaugh Moor.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 555 628
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Bronze age landscapes on Shaugh Moor and Wooter Moor comprising earthworks and walling of enclosures, hut circles, cairns, stone circles and rows, reaves and field systems, and medieval and post medieval field systems

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/36
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

NMR, CITING OS, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV138603.

There is a little stone, and no hut circle could be found in the vicinity (nmr, citing os).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV138604.

Osa=sx56se50.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV138605.

Aph=nmr sx5563/7(14/4/1977).

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=30/9/1980 (os) at the published position there is a shallow excavation of 'v' plan, with two arms 2.5m. Wide and 4m. And 5m. Long, consistent with peat digging.

RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV26818.

Hut circles on shaugh moor. One hut circle is visible and recorded (rchm app 1985).

Royal Air Force, 1964, RAF/58/6399, RAF/58/6399 F64 0380-0382 02-JUL-1964 (Aerial Photograph). SDV363068.

A circular earthwork is visible.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 1999-2017, Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs, Next Perspectives APGB Imagery SX5562 03-MAY-2007 (Aerial Photograph). SDV363087.

A circular earthwork is visible.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 1999-2017, Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs, Next Perspectives APGB Imagery SX5562 31-MAY-2016 (Aerial Photograph). SDV363087.

A circular earthwork is visible.

NERC, 2013, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) Tellus: South Devon to Dartmoor, LIDAR SX5562 Tellus DTM 01-JUL-2013 to 31-AUG-2013 (Cartographic). SDV361514.

A circular earthwork is identifiable.

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.

A circular bank is visible on aerial photographs of 1964 as an earthwork under scrub vegetation up to circa 15m in diameter on the west-facing slopes of Shaugh Moor.
The earthworks are more clearly definable on visualisations derived from low resolution lidar data captured in 2013, where they can be interpreted as a slight bank circa 2.5 wide, enclosing a roughly oval area circa 10.5 by 7m in size.
These earthworks are also identifiable on digital images derived from aerial photographs of 2016.
The earthworks are interpreted as the remains of a hut circle or hut platform of probable Bronze Age date.
The possible hut circle is less than 10m to the north-west of a linear field boundary of probable Bronze Age date, with which it might be associated.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV138603Migrated Record: NMR, CITING OS.
SDV138604Migrated Record:
SDV138605Aerial Photograph:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. OSA. Card Index.
SDV26818Migrated Record: RCHM APP 1985.
SDV361514Cartographic: NERC. 2013. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) Tellus: South Devon to Dartmoor. Digital. LIDAR SX5562 Tellus DTM 01-JUL-2013 to 31-AUG-2013.
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.
SDV363068Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1964. RAF/58/6399. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/58/6399 F64 0380-0382 02-JUL-1964.
SDV363087Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 1999-2017. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs. Aerial Photography for Great Britain Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives APGB Imagery SX5562 03-MAY-2007.

Associated Monuments

MDV2590Part of: Shaugh Moor parallel reave field system (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 18 2019 1:00PM