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HER Number:MDV3489
Name:Farm building south-west of Hentor Farm, Shaugh Prior

Summary

This ruined building forms an outlying part of Hentor Farm. Survives as a rectangular drystone structure with 1m wide walls standing up to 0.9m high, surrounding an internal area of 6.1m by 3.5m. The function of this building could not be established but it was probably used for storage or as an animal house.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 589 655
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 78
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/165
  • Old SAM Ref: 24230(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FARM BUILDING (XIX to Mid 20th Century - 1850 AD to 1950 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, 4286 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.

Building visible on the aerial photograph.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX56NE78, outbuilding (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV163730.

(02/06/1950) SX 5891 6553 Feature V. This is the ruins of a small rectangular building, probably an outbuilding of Hentor House which appears to have been shown in an error on the Ordnance Survey mapping as a hut circle.

Price, D. G., 1980, The Moorland Plym, 112 (Article in Serial). SDV254604.

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

Rectangular building attached by long axis to a field boundary of the Hentor Warren small field system (SX56NE/379) visible on the 1946 aerial image.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140489 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(18/05/1995) SX 5891 6552. This building forms an outlying part of Hentor Farm. Survives as a rectangular drystone structure with 1m wide walls standing up to 0.9m high, surrounding an internal area of 6.1m by 3.5m.
A 1.1m wide gap in the northern wall, flanked by faced stones marks the entrance. The interior is filled with rubble and the internal partition identified by butler could not be traced. The function of this building could not be established but it was probably used for storage or as an animal house.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 122, 49.8 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Depicted and briefly described by Butler.

Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 232-4, 102.908, 102.910 (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms, UPHT-25 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

(05/02/2020) Condition of outbuilding 4 assessed as moderate; vegetation encroachment is threatening this feature. The HER description for this building is accurate, although the faced stones described by Gerrard at entrance not identified by recorder. Scattered low height bracken throughout. No recent deterioration evident.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording photographs (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photographs taken during February 2020 visit.

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. 122, 49.8.
SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape. 232-4, 102.908, 102.910.
SDV163730Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX56NE78. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. outbuilding.
SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4286.
SDV254604Article in Serial: Price, D. G.. 1980. The Moorland Plym. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 112. 112.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140489.
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.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UPHT-25.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV3430Part of: Hentor Warren Farm (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:Nov 17 2020 11:33AM