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HER Number:MDV52584
Name:Prehistoric Hut Circle on west side of Enclosure (L) within Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior

Summary

Prehistoric hut circle attached to the west side of Enclosure (L) within Trowlesworthy Warren

Location

Grid Reference:SX 570 644
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/238/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 24232

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140660 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 9th April 1995. Hut circle at SX57066444 within an historic field system. Survives as a bank of earth and stone surrounding a circular area and is of the simple plan, single orthostat and rubble bank walling type. Interior measures 6.5 metres in diameter and the surrounding 1.5 metre wide wall stands up to 0.5 metres high. This building is connected to an enclosure and although the stratigraphical relationship is unclear it would seem most likely that the enclosure was added to the hut. The National Trust Upper Plym inventory describes this building as a structure rather than a hut, but does not explain this interpretation.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 158, Map 51, Figure 51.1 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Hut circle shown attached to the west side of Enclosure (L).


Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the managagement of an historic landscape, 32, 102. 89b (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

Sub-rectangular structure(b) of 5.5 metres by 3.6 metres internally and 9 metres by 6.5 metres externally incorporated in the western sector of enclosure. Composed of large boulders and grass-covered small stones. No obvious entrance.


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

Hut circle visible on aerial photograph.

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. 158, Map 51, Figure 51.1.
SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the managagement of an historic landscape. 32, 102. 89b.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140660.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV15293Part of: Prehistoric Enclosure (L) within Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV14148Related to: Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7369 - Survey of Granite Loading Bays at Trowlesworthy, Devon

Date Last Edited:Apr 5 2019 3:37PM