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HER Number:MDV53380
Name:Possible hut in enclosure north of Tory Brook Head

Summary

Possible hut measures 5.5 metres in diameter and is defined by a 1.4 metre wide wall standing up to 0.7 metres high. Attached to the outer face of the agglomerate enclosure.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 586 633
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/23/12
  • Old SAM Ref: 10793(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, Devon County Council RAF/CPE/UK/1890 2295-2296 10-DEC-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.

Curvilinear banks are visible as earthworks.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 133402, 18/5/1993 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Gerrard's Hut F. Conjoined plan and rubble bank walling type. Interior measures 5.5 metres in diameter and is defined by a 1.4 metre wide wall standing up to 0.7 metres high. Attached to the outer face of the agglomerate enclosure and the south-east edge of Hut G.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 166-9, Map 51.9 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Butler shows some banks attached to the wall at this location, but no huts that would match Gerrard's G or F.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 1999-2017, Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs, Next Perspectives APGB Imagery SX5863 01-JUN-2002 (Aerial Photograph). SDV363087.

Curvilinear banks are visible as earthworks.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 1999-2017, Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs, Next Perspectives APGB Imagery SX5863 03-MAY-2007 (Aerial Photograph). SDV363087.

Curvilinear banks are visible as earthworks.

NERC, 2013, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) Tellus: South Devon to Dartmoor, LIDAR SX5863 Tellus DTM 01-JUL-2013 to 31-AUG-2013 (Cartographic). SDV361514.

Curvilinear banks are identifiable as earthworks.

Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2019-2020, The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (AI&M, formerly NMP) (Interpretation). SDV362982.

Curvilinear banks up to circa 2m wide are visible as earthworks under vegetation on aerial photographs of 1946, as stony earthwork banks on digital images derived from aerial photographs of 2002 and are identifiable as a subtle earthwork banks on visualisations derived from lidar data captured in 2013.
The banks are somewhat fragmentary in plan but might define an irregular but roughly oval enclosure up to 8m across, abutting the interior of the north-east side of the boundary bank of the enclosure MDV2425.
The visible earthworks are interpreted as evidence of a hut circle of probable Bronze Age to Iron Age date. It is one of 8 associated with the surrounding enclosure. Further banks visible immediately to the south might be evidence of a paddock associated with the hut circle or further sub-division of the surrounding larger enclosure.
The hut circle has been transcribed as part of enclosure MDV2425.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). Devon County Council RAF/CPE/UK/1890 2295-2296 10-DEC-1946.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 133402, 18/5/1993.
SDV337765Monograph: Butler, J.. 1993. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East. Four. Paperback Volume. 166-9, Map 51.9.
SDV361514Cartographic: NERC. 2013. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) Tellus: South Devon to Dartmoor. Digital. LIDAR SX5863 Tellus DTM 01-JUL-2013 to 31-AUG-2013.
SDV362982Interpretation: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2019-2020. The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (AI&M, formerly NMP). Historic England Research Report. Digital.
SDV363087Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 1999-2017. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs. Aerial Photography for Great Britain Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives APGB Imagery SX5863 01-JUN-2002.

Associated Monuments

MDV2425Part of: Hut circle settlement north of Cholwichtown Clay Works (Monument)
MDV53381Related to: Possible hut in enclosure north of Tory Brook Head (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8148 - The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape
  • EDV8098 - The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping (formerly NMP) Survey, Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (Ref: ACD2040)

Date Last Edited:Nov 19 2019 12:09PM