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HER Number:MDV43435
Name:Hut between enclosures, Trowlesworthy

Summary

Two huts lie to the south of the enclosure (see also MDV2512); this hut (to the south-east of the enclosure) is ovoid and measures 7.7m north-south by 9.0m. It has been reused as a rabbit bury. A deep drainage ditch lies outside the upslope side of the feature, the excavated soil being used to infill the hut obscuring the walls.

Location

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

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 SE 13
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/310
  • Old SAM Ref: 24233
  • Pastscape: 439142

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))
  • PILLOW MOUND (Constructed, Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

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

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

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

(20/05/2002) A sub-circular enclosure and eight hut circles lie on the moderate west-facing slope of Little Trowlesworthy Tor.
Two huts lie to the south of the enclosure:
SX 5758 6433. An ovoid hut 7.7m north-south by 9.0m reused as a rabbit bury. A deep drainage ditch lies outside the upslope side of the feature, the excavated soil being used to infill the hut obscuring the walls.

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

Hut circle is visible on the aerial photography.

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.
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: #125600 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV15290Related to: Agglomerated enclosure with huts, Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV2512Related to: Hut south of enclosure on western slope of Little Trowlesworthy Tor (Monument)
MDV2507Related to: Prehistoric Settlement (G) near Trowlesworthy Tor, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV15288Related to: Settlement on the western slope of Little and Great Trowlesworthy Tors (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:May 11 2020 2:04PM