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HER Number:MDV48872
Name:Hut circle in reave system on Shaugh Moor

Summary

The remains of a hut circle measuring up to 11.0 metres across with a level interior approximately 8.3 metres in diameter. The uphill side is demarcated by a curvilinear line of five large upright slabs up to 0.8 metres and some small boulders. One slab stands in isolation on the downhill side and a number of earthfast boulders occur in the interior. Much of the walling has been effaced - the position of the entrance is not obvious.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 550 629
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Bronze age landscapes on Shaugh Moor and Wooter Moor comprising earthworks and walling of enclosures, hut circles, cairns, stone circles and rows, reaves and field systems, and medieval and post medieval field systems

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 SE 182
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/468
  • Pastscape: 1122912
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Collis, J., 1983, Field Systems and Boundaries on Shaugh Moor and at Wotter, Dartmoor, 57, fig 7 (Article in Serial). SDV144058.

House Z. Single line of slabs approximately 1.0 metres high. No sign of robbed stone holes (grid reference is approximate).


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 102, map 48.4 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Butler depictes this hut.


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

The remains of a hut circle are situated on a north-west facing hillside at SX 5501 6292. It measures up to 11.0 metres across with a level interior approximately 8.3 metres in diameter. The uphill side is demarcated by a curvilinear line of five large upright slabs up to 0.8 metres and some small boulders. One slab stands in isolation on the downhill side and a number of earthfast boulders occur in the interior. Much of the walling has been effaced - the position of the entrance is not obvious.


English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information, 1122912 (Report - Survey). SDV345521.

Depicted on the survey layers.


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

Remains of this hut are visible on the aerial photography.


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, SM22 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 04/09/2019. The site description is good,with no change. The area is 75% covered with tall bracken with lower bracken on the west side.The curvilinear line of five stones are in a dense patch of 1.5meter tall bracken. The one slab standing in isolation on the downhill side is firmly fixed as are the curvilinear stones. Althoughthe monument is covered with vegetation no damage is being caused and overall the condition of the site is good and stable. Photo taken


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, SM22 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Visited 04/09/2019. Photo taken looking south showing the outside face of the curvilinear standing stones to the east side

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. 102, map 48.4.
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. 57, fig 7.
SDV343481Report - Survey: Fletcher, M. + Probert, S.. 1998. Shaugh Moor, Devon: An Archaeological Survey. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Report. Unknown.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. 1122912.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #119618 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. SM22.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. SM22.

Associated Monuments

MDV2590Part of: Shaugh Moor coaxial field system (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 22 2019 10:40AM