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HER Number:MDV2512
Name:Hut south of enclosure on western slope of Little Trowlesworthy Tor

Summary

Two huts lie to the south of the enclosure (see also MDV43435); this hut (directly south of the enclosure) measures 7.5m in internal diameter this hut has walls 1.7m wide and an average of 0.6m high.

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

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 SE 13
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/233/4
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/384
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/74/5
  • Old SAM County Ref: 280
  • Old SAM Ref: 10814
  • Old SAM Ref: 24233
  • Pastscape: 439142

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Constructed, 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.

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

Hut circles shown on early 20th century map.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, Enclosure and Hut Circles, SX56SE14e (Migrated Record). SDV146202.

Hut circle (E) diameter 7 metres. One of a group of eight in an enclosure. The wall is composed of turf covered stones. No visible entrance.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140736 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 11th April 1995. Hut circle at SX5749 6436 unenclosed forming part of a partially enclosed hut settlement. Survives as a bank of earth and stone surrounding a circular internal area. Simple plan and double orthostat walling type, 7.2 metres in diameter, defined by a 1.9 metre wide wall with an average height of 0.7 metres, standing up to 1.3 metres high. A south-south-west facing gap in the surrounding wall, flanked on the east and partly filled with loose rubble may represent an original doorway.

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

Hut Circle' 3' of 7 metres diameter shown on map stands a little apart between Enclosures D and G but is well built of large blocks.

Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 21, 102.060 (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

Hut circle at SX5750 6438 is unenclosed with a well-defined wall structure. Many inner and outer facing slabs and orthostats survive, containing rubble core. Floor is terraced by raising up west downslope side. Possible entrance indicated by 2 transverse slabs set 0.30 metres apart in south-west sector. Measurements 8.5 by 7.5 metres internally and 12 by 10.7 metres externally and 1-1.5 metres high.

Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J., 2002, Plym Valley survey, 531 (Report - Survey). SDV350782.

(20/05/2002) A sub-circular enclosure and eight hut circles lie on the moderate west-facing slope of Little Trowlesworthy Tor.
Two huts lie to the south of the enclosure:
SX 5750 6437. Measuring 7.5m in internal diameter this hut has walls 1.7m wide and an average of 0.6m high.

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

Hut circle visible on aerial photograph.

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.
SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape. 21, 102.060.
SDV146202Migrated Record: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. Enclosure and Hut Circles. SX56SE14. SX56SE14e.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140736.
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).
SDV350782Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J.. 2002. Plym Valley survey. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown. 531.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #116562 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV2507Part of: Prehistoric Settlement (G) near Trowlesworthy Tor, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV43435Related to: Hut between enclosures, Trowlesworthy (Monument)
MDV2509Related to: Hut Circle (B) within a Prehistoric Enclosure (G) to west of the Trowlesworthy Tors, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV52573Related to: Hut Circle (B) within Prehistoric Enclosure (G) to the west of the Trowlesworthy Tors, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2510Related to: Hut Circle (C) within a Prehistoric Enclosure to west of the Trowlesworthy Tors, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2511Related to: Hut Circle (D) within a Prehistoric Enclosure (G) to west of the Trowlesworthy Tors, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2513Related to: Hut Circle (F) within a Prehistoric Enclosure (G) to west of the Trowlesworthy Tors, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2514Related to: Hut Circle (G) within a Prehistoric Enclosure (G) to west of the Trowlesworthy Tors, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2515Related to: Hut Circle (H) within a Prehistoric Enclosure (G) to west of the Trowlesworthy Tors, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2508Related to: Hut with annex between enclosures at Trowlesworthy Tor (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:May 11 2020 1:58PM