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HER Number:MDV2538
Name:Prehistoric Hut Circle in the centre of Enclosure (A) in Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior

Summary

Central of four Prehistoric hut circles within Enclosure (A) in Trowlesworthy Warren

Location

Grid Reference:SX 566 648
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/89/2

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 in the centre of the enclosure..


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

Hut circle shown on early 20th century map.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 159-160, Map 51, Figure 51.3 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Hut circle 2 in the centre of Enclosire A is one of the largest pair in the enclosure built of massive slabs and opening to the south-west.


Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 54, Hut circle (d) (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

Hut circle (d) at SX56706488 is a well preserved massively built structure centrally situated within the enclosure and terraced slightly into the slope. Clear evidence of inner and outer faces best preserved in the eastern sector. Large proportion of the inner face survives including some very large slabs. Smaller stones contained in the outer face. The interior contains much rubble and earthfast stone. Two large orthostats set transversely 0.6 metres apart in the south-east sector may indicate an entrance. Diameter of 6 metres internally and 11 metres extrernally with a height up to 0.7 metres.


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

Hut circle visible on aerial photograph.


National Monuments Record, 2019, Pastscape, 439172, SX56SE23 (Website). SDV362732.

At SX 56706488. Hut circle measuring 6.0 metres north to south by 5.5 metres internally with walls 1.1 metres wide and 0.3 metres high. The interior is largely obscured by dumped fieldstone.

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. 159-160, Map 51, Figure 51.3.
SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape. 54, Hut circle (d).
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: #118666 ]
SDV362732Website: National Monuments Record. 2019. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 439172, SX56SE23.

Associated Monuments

MDV15287Part of: Prehistoric Enclosure (A) north of Trowlesworthy Warren House, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2539Related to: Prehistoric Hut Circle in the east of Enclosure (A) in Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2536Related to: Prehistoric Hut Circle in the north of Enclosure (A) in Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2537Related to: Prehistoric Hut Circle in the north-west of Enclosure (A) in Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV14148Related to: Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Jul 12 2019 2:46PM