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HER Number:MDV32086
Name:Possible hut near stone row south-west of Great Trowlesworthy Tor

Summary

Hut circle of the simple plan type survives as 1.4m wide and 0.4m high single orthostat wall surrounding an oval 4m long by 2.1m wide internal area. Survey in 2002 suggested this may be a natural feature.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 575 638
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 SE 238
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/372
  • Old SAM Ref: 24229
  • Pastscape: 1360624

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Mercer, R. J., 1987, An Archaeological Field Survey of the Upper Plym Valley, Dartmoor 1982-1986, 44 (Report - Survey). SDV165948.

Unenclosed sub-circular structure consisting of a turf bank, in which a few stones are visible. There is a possible entrance in west sector. Diameter 3m by 2m internal 6m by 5m external by height 0.45m.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140528 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(10/03/1994) Hut circle of the simple plan type survives as 1.4m wide and 0.4m high single orthostat wall surrounding an oval 4m long by 2.1m wide internal area.

Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 15, 102.044 (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J., 2002, Plym Valley survey (Report - Survey). SDV350782.

(23/05/2002) SX 5758 6386. A turf covered mound on the edge of the scarp above the right bank of a tributary of the Blacka Brook. It consists of several very large earthfast blocks 5.5m in overall diameter and 0.6m high. An amorphous hollow lies roughly in the centre of this mound.
This appears to be a natural feature. There is no evidence to suggest the presence of cleared ground around this feature other than it lying in a small area as yet uncolonised by bracken.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape. 15, 102.044.
SDV165948Report - Survey: Mercer, R. J.. 1987. An Archaeological Field Survey of the Upper Plym Valley, Dartmoor 1982-1986. Edinburgh Archaeological Services. A4 Comb Bound. 44.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140528.
SDV350782Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J.. 2002. Plym Valley survey. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown. [Mapped feature: #125616 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV32085Related to: Clearance cairn near stone row south-west of Great Trowlesworthy Tor (Monument)
MDV2421Related to: Stone row 440 metres south of Great Trowlesworthy Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8148 - The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape
  • EDV8155 - Plym Valley Survey

Date Last Edited:May 12 2020 2:27PM