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HER Number:MDV2468
Name:Hut 190m north-west of Trowlesworthy Warren House

Summary

One of three hut circles of probable prehistoric date, identified by field and aerial survey on the north-west facing slopes of a spur to the north-west of Trowlesworthy Warren House. The hut circles are associated with an enclosed hut circle settlement immediately to the south. The earthwork is identifiable on aerial photographs of 1964, digital images derived from aerial photographs of 2007 and visualisations derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 567 649
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56SE21
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/48/10
  • Pastscape: 439166

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SX56SE21, B (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV146590.

Visited 01/06/1950 (SX 5671 6497). Hut circle B, one of a group of eight. Diameter 6.0 metres. Double walled type, wall is 2.0 metres wide. No visible entrance.

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Central of three hut circles shown on 19th century map.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Central of a row of three 'Hut Circles' shown on early 20th century map.

Royal Air Force, 1964, RAF/58/6399, RAF/58/6399 F64 0384-0385 02-JUL-1964 (Aerial Photograph). SDV363068.

A vegetation covered circular bank is visible.

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

Hut circle, one of a group of eight. Double walled type, no visible entrance.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140616 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 2nd April 1995. Three hut circles. These survive as banks of earth and stone surrounding a circular internal area and are all of the simple plan and double orthostat walling type. The middle hut is butted by both the orthostatic and rubble walls and survives as a 1.8 metre ewide and 0.8 metre high wall surrounding a 5 metre diameter interior. A 0.5 metre deep recess in the eastrn wall of the building may be a cupboard.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 160, Map 51, Figure 51.3 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Shadyback Tor Settlements. To the north of Prehistoric Enclosure A are three inter-connected hut circles with diameters of 4.7 - 6.3 metres which are almost overwhelmed by clearance rubble.

Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 55, 102 150 b (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

Three hut circles arranged in a row along a wall which may represent a remnant of a Prehistoric enclosure wall later used as a field wall.
Hut Circle 'b' at SX56716497 is a poorly preserved sub-circluar structure with some inner and outer facing slabs and orthostats with no visible entrance. The hut measures 5 metres by 4.5 metres internally and 7 metres by 6.5 metres externally with 0.7 metre high orthostats and 0.4 metre high bank.

Environment Agency WMS, 1998-2016, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution) (Cartographic). SDV360209.

Hut circle clearly visible on Lidar data.

Environment Agency, 1998-2017, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor, LIDAR SX5664 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017 (Cartographic). SDV361470.

A circular bank is visible as an earthwork.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 1999-2017, Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs, Next Perspectives APGB Imagery SX5664 03-MAY-2007 (Aerial Photograph). SDV363087.

A circular stony bank is visible.

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

Hut circle visible on aerial photograph.

National Monuments Record, 2019, Pastscape, 439166, SX56SE21 (Website). SDV362732.

Three hut circles adjoining a length of contemporary walling some 200 metres north of Trowelsworthy Warren House. All the huts have been terraced into the gently sloping hillside to provide level interiors. The adjoining wall forms part of a large Prehistoric settlement and field system formerly occupying most of the spur running west from Trowelsworthy Warren House. Later stone clearance in the immediate area has resulted in the dumping of large quantities of small surface stone on these features and in the creation of a second bank linking the north sides of these huts.
The central hut circle at SX 56716498 measures 5.1 metres north to south by 4.0 metres internally with walls 1.0 to 2.7 metres wide and 0.4 metres high. A small recess in the north wall appears to be an original feature (citing Probert, S. A. J., 26-FEB-2001 English Heritage Field Investigation).

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 hut circle of probable Bronze Age to Iron Age date is visible on aerial photographs of 1964, digital images derived from aerial photographs of 2007 and visualisations derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017 as a roughly circular stony bank up to 3.5m wide defining a hollow or platform approximately 4m across.
The hut circle is the middle of a row of three associated with, and defining the northern edge of, the banked enclosure MDV127064.
The hut circle has been transcribed as part of enclosure MDV127064.

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. 160, Map 51, Figure 51.3.
SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape. 55, 102 150 b.
SDV146590Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SX56SE21. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. B.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140616.
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.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV360209Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 1998-2016. LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).
SDV361470Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2017. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor. Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SX5664 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017. [Mapped feature: #118935 ]
SDV362732Website: National Monuments Record. 2019. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 439166, SX56SE21.
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 0384-0385 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 SX5664 03-MAY-2007.

Associated Monuments

MDV127064Part of: Enclosure with huts north of Trowlesworthy Warren House (Monument)
MDV2467Related to: Hut 175m north-west of Trowlesworthy Warren House (Monument)
MDV2469Related to: Hut circle north of enclosure, Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV14148Related to: Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7369 - Survey of Granite Loading Bays at Trowlesworthy, Devon
  • EDV8148 - The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape
  • EDV8155 - Plym Valley Survey
  • 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:Mar 31 2020 1:56PM