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HER Number:MDV43445
Name:Hut circle on Shaugh Moor

Summary

A hut circle partially robbed which measures 10.7 metres (north-south) by 11.7 metres, has an internal diameter of 7.2 metres. Levelled into the hillslope it is built from large facing slabs and boulders although most have fallen and the west side has been effaced. The position of the entrance is not obvious.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 554 634
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 49
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/320
  • Old SAM County Ref: 431
  • Pastscape: 439248

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Price, D. G., 1973, Ancient fields on Shaugh Moor, 90 map (Article in Serial). SDV147593.

National Monuments Record, 1978, NMR SX5563, 3/223 (Aerial Photograph). SDV152488.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX56SE49 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV150218.

(Visited 04/09/1980) A rather ruinous but large hut 8.0 metres in diameter and wall 2.0 metres thick in which are set many large orthostats. The western half of the hut wall has been removed but the entrance appears to have been orientated south-west. It is sited to the north of the main Saddlesbrough reave on ground sloping gently from east to west. ('A'). Surveyed at 1:2500 on MSD.

Collis, J., 1983, Field Systems and Boundaries on Shaugh Moor and at Wotter, Dartmoor, 59 60 fig 6 (Article in Serial). SDV144058.

House "D". If it is a house, it overlies reave (SX56SE-115) and is approximately 3.0 metres in diameter. Reave robbed in this area, perhaps for the construction of the huts.

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

Hut circle visible on aerial photographs and recorded in project.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 105-6, fig 48.5 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Depicted by Butler.

Fletcher, M. + Probert, S., 1998, Shaugh Moor, Devon: An Archaeological Survey (Report - Survey). SDV343481.

(Visited 02/12/1997) Centred at SX 5542 6338. A row of four hut circles situated on a west-facing hillslope in moorland lie between 258 metres and 267 metres above OD. Three of the huts which occur within the parallel reave system (SX 56 SE 78) almost certainly pre-date it as does the fourth hut which lies in isolation beyond the terminal reave.
SX 5541 6340. A hut circle partially robbed which measures 10.7 metres (north-south) by 11.7 metres, has an internal diameter of 7.2 metres. Levelled into the hillslope it is built from large facing slabs and boulders although most have fallen and the west side has been effaced. The position of the entrance is not obvious.

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

Clearly visible on the aerial photography.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, SM-40 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 20/10/2019. Site description is good. No real damaging agents. Walkers, cyclists and horse riders pass through and by the site. The area is lightly grazed. Just south of site is a wide lightly used path which is grassed with no obvious wear. Overall condition good. Photo x3 taken.

Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, SM-40 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Photo 1: Overall view looking N. Photo 2: Overall view looing E. Photo 3: View of track passing S of hut circle looking SE.

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. 105-6, fig 48.5.
SDV144058Article in Serial: Collis, J.. 1983. Field Systems and Boundaries on Shaugh Moor and at Wotter, Dartmoor. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 41. A5 Paperback. 59 60 fig 6.
SDV147593Article in Serial: Price, D. G.. 1973. Ancient fields on Shaugh Moor. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 105. Unknown. 90 map.
SDV150218Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX56SE49. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown.
SDV152488Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1978. NMR SX5563. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3/223.
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.
SDV343481Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. + Probert, S.. 1998. Shaugh Moor, Devon: An Archaeological Survey. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. Unknown.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #121893 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. SM-40.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. SM-40.

Associated Monuments

MDV43443Related to: Hut circle in reave system west of Saddlesborough (Monument)
MDV2573Related to: Saddlesborough Reave, Shaugh Moor (Monument)
MDV2590Related to: Shaugh Moor coaxial field system (Monument)
MDV2434Related to: Stone row north-west of Saddlesborough (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 2 2019 5:30PM