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HER Number:MDV2535
Name:Hut Circle within Prehistoric Enclosure (A) at Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior


Hut Circle within Prehistoric Enclosure (A) at Trowlesworthy Warren


Grid Reference:SX 571 647
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/88
  • Old SAM Ref: 22358

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.

Royal Air Force, 1946, CPE/UK 1890, 4288-9 (Aerial Photograph). SDV140289.

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

Photograph taken on 8th April 1976.

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

Visible on aerial photgraph and recorded.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140342. (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 4th April 1995. Stone hut circle at SX57176473linked to an enclosure. Simple plan, single orthostat and rubble bank walling type. Interior is 4.9 metres in diameter and the surrounding 2 metre wide wall stands up to 0.6 metres high. The enclosure walls abuts the hut suggesting that the enclosure was added at a later date.

Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 36, 102. 101b (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

Oval structure 4.4 by 4.3 metres internally and 10 by 9 metres externally with walls 0.7 metres high situated along line of boundary wall of the enclosure by which it appears to be abutted. Inner and outer facings and some rubble core visible within turf mound. No discernible entrance.

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

Hut circle shown on survey.

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

Feature visible on aerial photograph.

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

Hut circle shown on modern mapping.

National Monuments Record, 2019, Pastscape, 439163, SX56SE20 (Website). SDV362732.

At SX 57176474 a hut circle measuring 4.9 metres north to south by 4.5 metres internally with walls 1.5 metres wide and 0.3 metres high. The walls display traces of internal facing stones. This feature forms the northern corner of the enclosure and is adjoined by two banks.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV138979Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. NMR SX5764. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 2.
SDV140289Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. CPE/UK 1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4288-9.
SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape. 36, 102. 101b.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140342..
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.
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.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #117668 ]
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV362732Website: National Monuments Record. 2019. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 439163, SX56SE20.

Associated Monuments

MDV52585Part of: Prehistoric Enclosure (A) in Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV52586Related to: Building on east side of Prehistoric Enclosure (A) in Trowleswortyh Warren, Shaugh Prior (Building)
MDV24933Related to: Lee Moor China Clay Leat (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:May 3 2019 3:45PM