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HER Number:MDV2478
Name:Hut circle D within enclosure 'I' in Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior

Summary

Possible hut circle (also described as a 'court' and a 'platform') in enclosure 'I' within Trowlesworthy Warren; one of at least four similar features attached to eastern enclosure wall. Called D by the Ordnance Survey (1950), called 12d by National Trust (1994) and platform D by Gerrard (1995).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 571 643
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/51/3
  • Old SAM County Ref: 280

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PLATFORM? (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

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

Large oval feature shown on 19th century map.


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

Feature shown on ealy 20th century map against the eastern boundary of the enclosure.


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

Hut circle (d) is a possible court, 15 metres long by 12 metres wide, with a wall of small stones only a few inches high.


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., MPP 140665 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 9th April 1995. Platform (d) at SX 57126435. Survives as a sub-oval area defined by the enclosure wall and a 1.5 metre wide and 0.7 metre high lynchet. May represent the site of a hut platform. This is site Number 102 012d in the National Trust Upper Plym inventory.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 158, Map 51, Figure 51.1 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Enclosure 'I' with three or four hut circles is unusual for the series of courts around the edge. The large feature shown against the eastern boundary has two smaller circular features to the north and one to the south.


Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 4, 102 012d (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

Ovoid platform wider at the north end set against the inner face of the eastern wall of the enclosure. The platform is well defined and constructed of turf covered stones. The wall in the western sector spreads to 2 metres wide. The dimensions of the platform are 15 metres by 11 metres with a height of 0.4 metres above the surrounding area.


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

Partially visible on aerial photograph.


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

Large sub-circular feature shown on modern mapping on the east side of the enclosure.

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. 158, 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. 4, 102 012d.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140665.
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).
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #117174 ]
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV15291Part of: Prehistoric Enclosure (I) within Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2476Related to: Hut circle A within enclosure 'I' in 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)
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)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Apr 26 2019 3:26PM