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HER Number:MDV2476
Name:Hut circle A within enclosure 'I' in Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior

Summary

Prehistoric hut circle (a) in the north of Enclosure 'I' within Trowlesworthy Warren.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 570 643
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/236/10
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/51/1
  • Old SAM County Ref: 280
  • Old SAM County Ref: 280
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 24232
  • Old SAM Ref: 10820

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Hut circle shown on 19th century map against the northern boundary of the enclosure.

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

Feature shown on early 20th century map

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX56SE16, SX56SE16 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV138459.

Hut (a) at SX5709 6437 is 7.0 metres in diameter with partly turf covered stones making up the wall which is 0.5 metres high. There is a possible entrance to the south-east.

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

Not recorded.

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

Site visited on 9th April 1995. Hut circle (a) at SX57086437. The interior is oval 7 metres by 4.6 metres and is defined by a rubble bank wall standing up to 1 metre high. The doorway survives as a west-south-west facing gap in the hut wall faced on both sides with 0.5 metre high orthostats leading to a large courtyard measuring 16 metres by 10 metres. Abutting the hut on the north-east side is a rectangular terraced area.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 156, Map 51, Figure 51.1 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Three features shown against the northern boundary of Enlosure 'I'. The central feature appears to be a hut circle with small enclosures to the east and west.

Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 5, 102 012 i (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

Hut circle of 9 metres by 4.6 metres internally and 14 metres by 9.6 metres externally with walls 0.45 metres high.

English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345521.

Feature shown on survey.

Cartographic Engineering, 2006, Dartmoor 2006 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital) (Aerial Photograph). SDV345590.

Hut circle visible on aerial photograph.

Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

Hut circle shown on modern mapping.

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. 156, Map 51, Figure 51.1.
SDV138459Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX56SE16. SX56SE16. Card Index. SX56SE16.
SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape. 5, 102 012 i.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital.
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).
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV345590Aerial Photograph: Cartographic Engineering. 2006. Dartmoor 2006 1:1250 Aerial Photography (digital). Digital. [Mapped feature: #117171 ]
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV15291Part of: Prehistoric Enclosure (I) within Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2479Related to: Hut circle B within enclosure 'I' in Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV32051Related to: Hut circle C within Enclosure 'I' in Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2478Related to: Hut circle D within enclosure 'I' in Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV32057Related to: Possible Prehistoric Hut Circle within Enclosure 'I' in Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV32053Related to: Possible Prehistoric Platform within Enclosure 'I' in Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV32050Related to: Prehistoric Platform within Enclosure 'I' in Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV32049Related to: Prehistoric Hut Circle (d) within Enclosure 'I' in Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV32056Related to: Prehistoric Wall within Enclosure 'I' in Trowlesworthy Warren, 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
  • EDV8148 - The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape
  • EDV8155 - Plym Valley Survey

Date Last Edited:Oct 11 2019 3:58PM