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HER Number:MDV3346
Name:Enclosed settlement 100 metres south-west of Shavercombe Tor

Summary

A sub-circular enclosure containing three hut circles lies on flat ground 100m south-west of Shavercombe Tor. The enclosure measures 61m east to west by 40m and is sub-divided by a short cross bank on the western side. The enclosure walls, around 2.0m wide and 0.6m high, are broken in places but there are no obvious contemporary entrances. All the hut circles possess level interiors though none display identifiable entrances.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 593 660
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 NE 99
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/56
  • Old SAM County Ref: 496
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 24230(P)
  • Old SAM Ref: 10682
  • Pastscape: 438782

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX56NE99 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV148947.

(19/09/1950) Enclosure and three hut circles. Enclosure measures 39m in diameter north-south, 52m east-west. The wall, which is approximately 2m wide with an average height of 0.3m is composed of turf covered stones.
Hut A. Diameter 5.0 metres. No visible entrance.
Hut B. Diameter 6.0 metres. No visible entrance.
Hut C (remains of) Diameter 5.0 metres. No visible entrance.
The walls of these hut circles are composed of turf covered stones and are approximately 0.2m high. There is a probable court at the western side of the enclosure. It is 24m north-south, 13m east-west. Turf covered stones.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1979, SX56NE99 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV363270.

(14/03/1979) On a slight, north facing, slope at 365.0m OD is a sub-divided enclosure with three huts; two further huts lie some 80.0m to the north. The enclosure, 65.0m by 40.0m, has piled rubble walling 2.0m thick and 0.6m high with entrance gaps to the west and south-east. All the huts are Type 1 and average 3.7m internal diameter with walling 1.8m wide and 0.7m high. All have levelled interiors and are in poor condition. The enclosed huts have south-east entrances while the others have entrances to the south-west. A field system lies to the north-west and lower on the slope. (See SX 56 NE 125) (Type site SX 56 SE 19).

National Monuments Record, 1983, SF2134, 64 (Aerial Photograph). SDV231262.

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

Oval enclosure with attached boundaries possibly of Hentor Warren large field system SX56NE/385. Probably agglomerated. One large element attached internally to north wall. Two hut circles, ?attached internally to south-west wall.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140480, 10/05/1995 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Irregular enclosure, 60m by 40m. Defined by a 2m wide and 0.8m high part faced rubble bank. A partition wall sub divides the enclosure into two unequal parts, the east is largest, 50m by 40m, and the west is 26m by 12m. The enclosure contains 6 hut circles.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 123-4; Map 49.9. (Monograph). SDV137656.

Depicted by Butler (enclosure C) with six internal huts.

Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 260-1/102.952 (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

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

(17/01/2001) Centred SX 5933 6603. A sub-circular enclosure containing three hut circles lies on flat ground 100m south-west of Shavercombe Tor. The enclosure measures 61m east to west by 40m and is sub-divided by a short cross bank on the western side. The enclosure walls, around 2.0m wide and 0.6m high, are broken in places but there are no obvious contemporary entrances. All the hut circles possess level interiors though none display identifiable entrances.

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

Visible on the aerial photography.

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. 123-4; Map 49.9..
SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape. 260-1/102.952.
SDV148947Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX56NE99. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV231262Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1983. SF2134. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 64.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140480, 10/05/1995.
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.
SDV350782Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J.. 2002. Plym Valley survey. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #121954 ]
SDV363270Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1979. SX56NE99. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments

MDV55486Parent of: Hut in enclosure south-west of Shavercombe Tor (Monument)
MDV55489Parent of: Hut in enclosure south-west of Shavercombe Tor (Monument)
MDV55490Parent of: Hut in enclosure south-west of Shavercombe Tor (Monument)
MDV55487Parent of: Two possible huts in enclosure south-west of Shavercombe Tor (Monument)
MDV55485Related to: Tiny hut in enclosure south-west of Shavercombe 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:Oct 15 2019 2:45PM