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HER Number:MDV49045
Name:Hut north-west of settlement, Trowlesworthy Warren


The northermost of four hut circles to the north-west of Prehistoric Settlement B in Trowlesworthy Warren


Grid Reference:SX 574 646
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and stone walls of partially enclosed Bronze Age hut circle settlements and post-medieval warren structures on the western slope of Little and Great Trowlesworthy Tors

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX56SE17
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 439154
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/449

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Not shown on historic maps.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX56SE17 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV137452.

(20/06/1977) Centred at SX 57396456 are six type 2 huts on a southwest facing slope at 320.0m. O.D. (Type site: SX 56 NE 71). All are in poor condition with levelled interiors and most have southwest entrances. The internal diameters are from 4.0m. to 6.5m. with a mean of 5.5m. with walling up to 1.0m. high and 2.0m. thick. The huts at SX 57396452 and SX 57406451 have 'porches' outside the entrances. The close proximity with similar huts suggests association with the enclosed settlement of SX 56 NE 12.
Surveyed 1:10 000 on P.F.D./.AM.

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

Visible on aerial photograph.

Robertson, J. G., 1994, The Archaeology of the Upper Plym Valley (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV139549.

Depicted and described by Robertson.

Ancient Monuments, 2002, Northernmost of Four Hut Circles (Schedule Document). SDV166402.

Formerly scheduled as "the northernmost of four stone hut circles west of Little Trowlesworthy Tor" under Scheduled Monument 10804. Descheduled in November 2002 under Scheduled Monument 90410.

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

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

Hut circle shown on survey.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Hut circle visible on aerial photograph.

Historic England, 2019, National Heritage List for England, 1019084 (National Heritage List for England). SDV362730.

The northernmost of four stone hut circles. Diameter 10 metres; earth and stone walls 2 metres wide and 0.6 metres high.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV137452Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX56SE17. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV139549Post-Graduate Thesis: Robertson, J. G.. 1994. The Archaeology of the Upper Plym Valley. Edinburgh University. Unknown.
SDV166402Schedule Document: Ancient Monuments. 2002. Northernmost of Four Hut Circles. Amendment to Schedule.
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.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #116831 ]
SDV350782Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J.. 2002. Plym Valley survey. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.
SDV362730National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2019. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital. 1019084.

Associated Monuments

MDV49044Related to: Hut north of settlement in Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV49047Related to: Hut north-west of settlement, Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV49048Related to: Hut north-west of settlement, Trowlesworthy Warren (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: EH Project (Feb 2001 - Dec 2002)

Date Last Edited:Sep 20 2021 9:03AM