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HER Number:MDV43435
Name:Hut Circle to the north of a Prehistoric Settlement, Shaugh Prior


Prehistoric Hut circle shown on modern mapping among several Prehistoric Settlements


Grid Reference:SX 575 643
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/310
  • Old SAM Ref: 24233
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Haynes, R. G., Map of Trowlesworthy Warren (Cartographic). SDV165949.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Hut circle plotted on aerial photograph.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140720 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 13th April 1995. Unenclosed hut circle forming part of a partially enclosed hut settlement. Survives as a bank of earth and stone surrounding a circular area. It is of the simple plan and double orthostat walling type, its interior measures 8.5 metres in diameter and is defined by a 1.2 metre wide wall standing up to 0.9 metres high. A south-east facing gap in the surrounding wall may represent an original doorway. A 3 metre wide and 0.7 metre deep ditch visible around the upper circumference of the building may have been excavated to facilitate drainage.

National Trust and English Heritage, 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape, 22/102.064. (Report - non-specific). SDV166309.

At SX57596434. Large well-preserved, unenclosed, oval structure. Constructed of rubble core, lined with orthostats on inner and outer faces. Outer facing survives particularly well in eastern sector. Hut is scooped into hillside, and this terrace extends beyond perimeter of structure on the east side. Entrance appears to be in south-east sector. West sector largely represented by material built-up from downslope for floor levelling. Internal dimensions 8.5 metres by 7.5 metres; external 15.5 metres by 14.5 metres with walls 0.4 metres high.

English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345521.

Hut circle shown on survey.

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

Hut circle shown on modern mapping.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV165949Cartographic: Haynes, R. G.. Map of Trowlesworthy Warren. Unknown.
SDV166309Report - non-specific: National Trust and English Heritage. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. 102.130. A4 Comb Bound. 22/102.064..
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140720.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #116412 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV15290Related to: Prehistoric Hut Circle Settlement at Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV2507Related to: Prehistoric Settlement near Trowlesworthy Tor, Shaugh Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7369 - Survey of Granite Loading Bays at Trowlesworthy, Devon

Date Last Edited:Feb 15 2019 2:57PM