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HER Number:MDV48880
Name:Hut circle north-west of Wotter, Shaugh Prior

Summary

Hut circle in field to the north-west of Wotter

Location

Grid Reference:SX 553 620
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

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/172
  • 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, 50, Figures 2 & 4 (Article in Serial). SDV144058.

House platform 'L'. Possibly a robbed out hut circle or from a timber structure. Part of earlier phase of activity on Wotter Moor.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 102-5, Map 48, Figure 48.4 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Not shown.

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

South-western half of a hut circle shown on survey.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms, SM4 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 06/06/2019.
Site description is good.
Ruined remains of hut circle or possible timber hut platform blends into landscape due 100% covered with vegetation (85% grass, 5% bracken & 10% Hawthorn). Only remains of boulder wall & associated banks in near vicinity above ground level. Area lightly grazed by sheep with minimal transient animal tracks in grass. Site is stable with no deterioration. Photo taken

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording photographs, SM4 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Visited 06/06/2019. Photo taken showing the overall view of the remains of hut circle or possible timber hut. Looking north

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. 102-5, Map 48, Figure 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. 50, Figures 2 & 4.
SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #129892 ]
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. SM4.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. SM4.

Associated Monuments

MDV2594Part of: Field system south-west of Collard Tor, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV48881Related to: Hut circle north-west of Wotter, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2591Related to: Medieval field system north of Wotter (Monument)
MDV2590Related to: Shaugh Moor parallel reave field system (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4967 - Survey of Shaugh Moor

Date Last Edited:Apr 23 2021 9:43AM