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HER Number:MDV2507
Name:Enclosure with huts near Trowlesworthy Tor, Shaugh Prior

Summary

Prehistoric settlement enclosure (G) with possibly up to seven hut circles associated with it

Location

Grid Reference:SX 574 643
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/74
  • Old SAM County Ref: 280
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 24233
  • Old SAM Ref: 10814
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

'Hut Circles' shown on 19th century map within an enclosure with stones shown on the inside and outside of the boundary.

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

'Enclosure' with 'Hut Circles' shown on early 20th century map.

Curwen, E. C., 1927, Prehistoric Agriculture in Britain, 282-6 (Article in Serial). SDV173835.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, Enclosure and Hut Circles, SX56SE14 (Migrated Record). SDV146202.

Site visited on 1st June 1950. Enclosure and hut circles. Enclosure with three huts on the wall and one in the centre. The wall is 3.0 metres wide and is composed of the usual turf covered stones. Good condition. Bracken on the site. Associated hut circles (A-H) with diameters 5 - 8 metres.

National Monuments Record, 1976, NMR SX5764, 2 (Aerial Photograph). SDV138979.

Price, D. G., 1977, Settlement at Trowlesworthy Warren, 44, Figure 1 (Article in Serial). SDV150433.

Four internal hut circles 5-9 metres diameter. Interior only partly cleared of stones. Massive boulders in wall.

Balaam, N. D. + Smith, K. + Wainwright, G. J., 1982, The Shaugh Moor Project: Fourth Report - Environment, Context and Conclusion, 244, Figure 22 (Article in Serial). SDV145845.

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

An enclosure is visible containing two freestanding hut circles, and with five more attached to its walls.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140717 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 10th April 1995. Simple enclosure forming part of a partially enclosed hut settlement. Survives as a 60 metre by 50 metre sub-rectangular area surrounded by a 3 metre wide partly faced rubble wall with occasional orthostats standing up to 1.2 metres high. At least five hut circles are visible within the enclosure, one of which is attached to the inner face of the enclosure wall. The enclosure wall has been cut by a Post-Medieval leat.

Pye, A., 1992, Archaeological Watching Brief on the ECC Lee Moor works leat corridor in the Upper Plym Valley, 7 (Report - Watching Brief). SDV165953.

Enclosure containing 1 hut platform and 4 hut circles.

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

Enclosure G on Trowlesworthy Tor with three hut circles on the perimeter and one at the centre. Two leats are shown running north to south through this enclosure and a dog-leg shaped drainage ditch is shown to the east.

Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 19, 102.056a (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

Sub-rectangular area 60 by 50 metres enclosed by massive wall, containing 4 hut circles and one hut platform. Wall is particularly substantial, up to 3 metres wide, on the south-west side, where it is partly of dump construction and in places revetted with inner and outer facing slabs. North-east side features inner and outer face construction while north-west side appears to be of dump construction. There appear to be 2 entrances in the north and west sides. A pile of stones flanks the northern entrance. A drain runs through centre of enclosure. A D-shaped hut platform, 5 metres by 5 metres by 0.15 metres high is situated on inside of the north-east corner.

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

Enclosure shown on survey.

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

Enclosure shown on survey.

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

Outline of enclosure visible on aerial photograph.

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

Feature visible on aerial photograph.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms, UPTR-19 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

(08/09/2020) Condition assessed as very good, although there was some bracken recorded within the huts closest to the southern boundary of the enclosure.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording photographs (Photograph). SDV363073.

Images taken during the September 2020 visit.

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

Enclosure shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2019, National Heritage List for England, 1019084 (National Heritage List for England). SDV362730.

Enclosure 50 metres by 75 metres, defined by bank 3 metres wide and up to 1 metre high. Contains at least four hut circles.

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.
SDV138979Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. NMR SX5764. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 2.
SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape. 19, 102.056a.
SDV145845Article in Serial: Balaam, N. D. + Smith, K. + Wainwright, G. J.. 1982. The Shaugh Moor Project: Fourth Report - Environment, Context and Conclusion. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. 48. A4 Bound. 244, Figure 22.
SDV146202Migrated Record: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. Enclosure and Hut Circles. SX56SE14. SX56SE14.
SDV150433Article in Serial: Price, D. G.. 1977. Settlement at Trowlesworthy Warren. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 109. 44, Figure 1.
SDV165953Report - Watching Brief: Pye, A.. 1992. Archaeological Watching Brief on the ECC Lee Moor works leat corridor in the Upper Plym Valley. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 92.60. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. 7.
SDV173835Article in Serial: Curwen, E. C.. 1927. Prehistoric Agriculture in Britain. Antiquity. 1. 282-6.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140717.
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).
SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #84923 ]
SDV362730National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2019. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1019084.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UPTR-19.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV52573Parent of: Hut Circle (B) within Prehistoric Enclosure (G) to the west of the Trowlesworthy Tors, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2510Parent of: Hut Circle (C) within a Prehistoric Enclosure to west of the Trowlesworthy Tors, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2511Parent of: Hut Circle (D) within a Prehistoric Enclosure (G) to west of the Trowlesworthy Tors, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2513Parent of: Hut Circle (F) within a Prehistoric Enclosure (G) to west of the Trowlesworthy Tors, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2514Parent of: Hut Circle (G) within a Prehistoric Enclosure (G) to west of the Trowlesworthy Tors, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2515Parent of: Hut Circle (H) within a Prehistoric Enclosure (G) to west of the Trowlesworthy Tors, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2512Parent of: Hut south of enclosure on western slope of Little Trowlesworthy Tor (Monument)
MDV15290Related to: Agglomerated enclosure with huts, Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV52609Related to: Ditch on east side of a Prehistoric Enclosure (G) at Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV56764Related to: Enclosure south-west of Great Trowlesworthy Tor (Monument)
MDV2475Related to: Enclosure with hut south-east of Trowlesworthy Warren House (Monument)
MDV15291Related to: Enclosure with huts and later animal pens, Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV2532Related to: Enclosure with huts in Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV2530Related to: Enclosure with huts, Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV52635Related to: Enclosure within Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV2534Related to: Enclosure within Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV15294Related to: Enclosures within Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV15292Related to: Group of enclosures in Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV43435Related to: Hut between enclosures, Trowlesworthy (Monument)
MDV2508Related to: Hut with annex between enclosures at Trowlesworthy Tor (Monument)
MDV15293Related to: Prehistoric Enclosure (L) within Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV15288Related to: Settlement on the western slope of Little and Great Trowlesworthy Tors (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:Nov 16 2020 2:56PM