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HER Number:MDV28568
Name:Hut circle south-west of Great Trowlesworthy Tor

Summary

A hut circle of probable Bronze Age to Iron Age date is recorded from field investigation and aerial survey as an earthwork on the south-west facing slopes of Trowlesworthy Warren, overlooking the Blacka Brook.
The hut circle is clearly identifiable as a stony ring-bank digital images derived from aerial photographs of 2002 onwards and visualisations derived from lidar data captured in 2013.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 574 639
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/338
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 24229
  • Old SAM Ref: 10662

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Unknown, MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA (Migrated Record). SDV331.

This building is shown as a cairn but labelled hut circle on the ordnance survey 1:10000 map (mpp).

MERCER, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV121316.

Hut circle. Unenclosed circular structure composed of a turf bank in which a few stones are visible. There is a possible entrance in se section. Diameter 7.50m internal, 14.50m external x height 0.45m (mercer).

NOT RECORDED BY RCHM APP 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV142841.

(not recorded by rchm app 1985).

Ancient Monuments, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV142843.

Vis=estimated -/-/1991 (ancient monuments) 15m diameter with walls up to 3m in thickness and 0.5m in height. Walls of earth and stone and have some facing orthostats and an entrance, 1m wide, to the ne (ancient monuments).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV142846.

Osa=sx56se103.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV142847.

Mercer, r. J. /upper plym valley survey/(1987)35.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV142848.

Des=national trust/the upper plym valley: management of an historic landscape/(1994)12/102.035.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV142849.

Des=mpp/140525.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=18/6/1977 (os) a hut circle internal diameter 8.7m by 7.5m has tumbled walling 0.5m high and from 1.5m to 3m wide but would seem to be of type 2 with small boulders forming the inner face. On the outer face there is one large orthostat, 1.3m long and 0.8m high. The entrance, 1m wide, is in the north east.(os).

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 1999-2017, Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs, Next Perspectives APGB Imagery SX5763 01-06-2002 (Aerial Photograph). SDV363087.

A circular stony ring bank is visible as an earthwork.

NERC, 2013, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) Tellus: South Devon to Dartmoor, LIDAR SX5763 Tellus DTM 01-JUL-2013 to 31-AUG-2013 (Cartographic). SDV361514.

A ring bank is identifiable as an earthwork.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Google, 2019, Google Earth Pro, EARTH.GOOGLE.COM 08-AUG-2015 ACCESSED 14-OCT-2019 (Aerial Photograph). SDV363088.

A circular stony ring bank is visible as an earthwork.

Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2019-2020, The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (AI&M, formerly NMP) (Interpretation). SDV362982.

Curvilinear banks up to 3.5 wide are identifiable as stony spread earthworks on digital images derived from aerial photographs of 2002 onwards and visualisations derived from lidar data captured in 2013, defining an oval enclosure or hollow 8 to 10m across on the south-west facing slopes of Trowlesworthy Warren, overlooking the Blacka Brook.
The visible earthwork is interpreted as the remains of a hut circle of probable Bronze Age to Iron Age date.
A break circa 1m wide might mark an entrance on the north-east side of the bank.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV121316Migrated Record: MERCER.
SDV142841Migrated Record: NOT RECORDED BY RCHM APP 1985.
SDV142843Report - Survey: Ancient Monuments.
SDV142846Migrated Record:
SDV142847Migrated Record:
SDV142848Migrated Record:
SDV142849Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. OSA. Card Index.
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV361514Cartographic: NERC. 2013. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) Tellus: South Devon to Dartmoor. Digital. LIDAR SX5763 Tellus DTM 01-JUL-2013 to 31-AUG-2013. [Mapped feature: #122979 ]
SDV362982Interpretation: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2019-2020. The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (AI&M, formerly NMP). Historic England Research Report. Digital.
SDV363087Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 1999-2017. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs. Aerial Photography for Great Britain Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives APGB Imagery SX5763 01-06-2002.
SDV363088Aerial Photograph: Google. 2019. Google Earth Pro. Various. Digital. EARTH.GOOGLE.COM 08-AUG-2015 ACCESSED 14-OCT-2019.

Associated Monuments

MDV2415Related to: Stone Row 550 metres south-west of Great Trowlesworthy Tor (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
  • EDV8098 - The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping (formerly NMP) Survey, Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (Ref: ACD2040)

Date Last Edited:Nov 20 2019 3:27PM