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HER Number:MDV32072
Name:Prehistoric Unenclosed Hut Circle to the south of Enclosure (I) within Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior

Summary

The northern of two Prehistoric unenclosed hut circles to the south of Enclosure (I) within Trowlesworthy Warren

Location

Grid Reference:SX 571 642
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/354

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Not shown on historic maps.

Mercer, R. J., 1987, An Archaeological Field Survey of the Upper Plym Valley, Dartmoor 1982-1986, 9 (Report - Survey). SDV165948.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140667 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 9th April 1995. Hut circles at SX57136426. Two unenclosed hut circles survive as banks of earth and stone surrounding a circular internal area and are of simple plan with rubble bank walling. The interoir of the northern hut is 4.4 metres in diameter with a 1.6 metre wide wall standing to 0.4 metres high.

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

Northern of two unenclosed hut circles shown to the south-east of a 'bury' to the south of Enclosure (I).

Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 102. 010 (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

Hut circle with a turf covered bank in an elongated horseshoe shape with a gap in the northern sector. Few stones are visible and there is no obvious entrance. The north-west sector has been disturbed by the ditch of a pillow mound. The internal dimensions are 4.7 metres by 3.5 metres and the external dimensions are 9.1 metres by 7.9 metres with walls 0.15 metres high.

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

Feature shown on modern mapping with a gap on the west side.

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.
SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape. 102. 010.
SDV165948Report - Survey: Mercer, R. J.. 1987. An Archaeological Field Survey of the Upper Plym Valley, Dartmoor 1982-1986. Edinburgh Archaeological Services. A4 Comb Bound. 9.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140667.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #117322 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV32073Related to: Pillow Mound in Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV15291Related to: Prehistoric Enclosure (I) within Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV32110Related to: Unenclosed Hut Circle to the south of Enclosure (I) within Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (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:Oct 11 2019 3:59PM