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HER Number:MDV29958
Name:Unenclosed hut circle within Trowlesworthy Warren

Summary

Survives as a bank of earth and stone surrounding a circular area and is of the simple plan, double orthostat and rubble bank walling type. The interior of the hut is 6.5 metres in diameter and the surrounding 2 metre wide wall stands up to 0.8 metres high. A large earthfast boulder is incorporated into the north length of wall and a gap in the south-west wall of the hut may represent a doorway. A rubble wall leads south from this hut and may have once been connected to the nearby agglomerated enclosure.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 570 645
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/287
  • Old SAM Ref: 24232

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

'Hut circle' shown on transcription.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140654 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 4th April 1995. Hut circle at SX57086457 within an historic field system. Survives as a bank of earth and stone surrounding a circular area and is of the simple plan, double orthostat and rubble bank walling type. The interior of the hut is 6.5 metres in diameter and the surrounding 2 metre wide wall stands up to 0.8 metres high. A large earthfast boulder is incorporated into the north length of wall and a gap in the south-west wall of the hut may represent a doorway. A rubble wall leads south from this hut and may have once been connected to the nearby agglomerated enclosure. This bank is not shown in the National Trust Upper Plym inventory.

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

Not shown on Figure 51.1.

Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 40, 102. 111 (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

Large unenclosed hut circle of 8.4 metres by 6.4 metres internally and 11.4 metres by 11 metres externally with large earthfast boulders incorporated in the north wall 0.4 metres high which is revetted by an arc of inner facing stones. There is a possible entrance in the south-west sector.

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

Visible.

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

Hut circle shown on modern mapping.

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. Map 51, Figure 51.1.
SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape. 40, 102. 111.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140654.
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.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #117412 ]
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

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:Dec 3 2019 11:39AM