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HER Number:MDV48882
Name:Hut circle in enclosure 435 meters east of Huxton Farm

Summary

A curvilinear row of eight upright slabs denote the remains of a hut circle located on a gently sloping hillside. A single boulder on the opposite side indicates that the hut was approximately 10.0 metres in overall diameter. It was probably robbed for metalling for the adjacent road.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 551 630
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/164/1
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (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 (Article in Serial). SDV144058.

House "Y". Double slab construction with stones 0.5 - 0.6 meters high forming a wall approximately 1.0 meter thick. Cut into the hillside. No entrance visible. Other details: Figure 7.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1983, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV346361.

The hut is of Type 2 but only the southwest half survives giving an internal diameter of 6.2 meters. The walling is 2.0 meters wide and 0.7 meters high. No entrance can be seen. A second hut purported to be on the outer west side of the homestead wall could not be identified. Other details: SX56NE71 - incorrect card number?.

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

Depicted on map within enclosure C. This enclosure and hut circle are in poor condition; stone may have been robbed from here to help build the road to the west. Other details: Map 48, 4.

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

(Visited 01/12/1997) A curvilinear row of eight upright slabs denote the remains of a hut circle located on a gently sloping hillside. A single boulder on the opposite side indicates that the hut was approximately 10.0 metres in overall diameter. It was probably robbed for metalling for the adjacent road.

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

Enclosure and hut circle depicted on English Heritage GIS survey layer.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

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.
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.
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.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #93334 ]
SDV346361Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1983. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments

MDV12949Part of: Prehistoric enclosure 430 meters east of Huxton Farm (Monument)
MDV2590Part of: Shaugh Moor coaxial field system (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4967 - Survey of Shaugh Moor

Date Last Edited:Oct 14 2019 11:07AM