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HER Number:MDV2469
Name:Hut Circle north of Enclosure A in Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior

Summary

Western of three Prehistoric hut circles to the north of Enclosure A in Trowlesworthy Warren. Hut measures 6.0 metres north to south by 6.4 metres enclosed by walls 1.1 metres wide and 0.7 metres high. Several original internal facing stones are visible and a possible entrance lies in the south-east (2001 survey).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 566 649
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/48/11
  • Pastscape

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Visited 01/06/1950 (SX 5669 6497). Hut circle C, one of a group of eight. Diameter 7.0 metres. Double walled type, wall is 3.0 metres wide and 0.6 metres high. Entrance to south-east is defined by two upright stones.


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

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


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

Western of three 'Hut Circles' shown on early 20th century map.


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. Entrance to the south east is defined by two upright stones.


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 interior of the western hut measures 6.5 metres in diameter and is defined by a 2.6 metre wide and 0.9 metre high wall. This hut is butted by the orthostatic boundary wall. An outer facing set transversely, in line with an inner orthostat in the south wall may indicate a partly blocked doorway.


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 a (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 'a' at SX56696498 is a large well-preserved massively built sub-circular structure in which much of the inner facing of large orthostats survives within a turf bank. The arc of outer facing stones in the western sector continue south-east into the adjoing wall suggesting it is contempory. An outer facing set transversely in line with an inner orthoststat in the south may indicate an entrance. Hut measures 6.5 metres by 6 metres internally and 11 metres by 10.5 metres externally woth orthostats 0.6 metres high and a bank 0.2 metres high.


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

Hut circle clearly visible on Lidar data.


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.
Hut Circle 'c' at SX 56696498 measures 6.0 metres north to south by 6.4 metres enclosed by walls 1.1 metres wide and 0.7 metres high. Several original internal facing stones are visible and a possible entrance lies in the south-east (citing Probert, S. A. J., 26-FEB-2001 English Heritage Field Investigation).

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 a.
SDV146590Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SX56SE21. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. C.
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). [Mapped feature: #118943 ]
SDV362732Website: National Monuments Record. 2019. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 439166, SX56SE21.

Associated Monuments

MDV2467Related to: Hut Circle north of Enclosure A in Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2468Related to: Hut Circle north of Enclosure A in Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV15287Related to: Prehistoric Enclosure (A) north of Trowlesworthy Warren House, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV14148Related to: Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Aug 30 2019 2:44PM