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HER Number:MDV53385
Name:Structure in enclosure north of Tory Brook Head

Summary

One of five hut circles recorded by Gerrard (1993) within the western enclosure on the south-west facing slopes of Lee Moor, north of Cholwichtown Clay Works. Ground survey in 2002 cast doubt on this identification; thought to be contemporary or later activity on the site, subdividing the enclosure, rather than huts. The feature is identifiable as a subtle earthwork on visualisations derived from lidar data captured in 2013.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 585 633
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 SE 34
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/18/2
  • Old SAM Ref: 10793(P)
  • Pastscape: 439205

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • (Former Type) HUT CIRCLE (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))
  • STRUCTURE (Constructed, Early Bronze Age to Late Medieval - 2200 BC to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1976, NMR SX5863 (Aerial Photograph). SDV148504.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 133411, 18/5/1994 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

SX 5851 6339 Gerrard's Hut Circle B (?). Simple plan and rubble bank walling type. Interior measures 4 metres in diameter and is defined by a 1.2 metre wide wall standing up to 0.3 metres high. The relationship between this hut circle and the northern stock pen wall is unclear.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 166-9, Map 51.7, Fig 51.9 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Butler depicts two small circular features either side of the wall of a circular enclosure or stock pen in the northern part of the main enclosure. Appears likely to be the same feature Gerrard is describing.

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

(23/05/2005) Only one hut was recorded associated with this enclosure; these features are thought to represent a combination of original and later walls, subdividing the enclosure.

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

Exact features unclear on the aerial photograph but the stock pen wall has possible huts attached at this location.

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 spread banks from 2.5 to 3m wide are identifiable as subtle earthworks on visualisations derived from lidar data captured in 2013.
The banks define an oval enclosure or hollow up to circa 4m across, abutting an internal division or pen to the west, within the enclosure MDV53383.
The visible earthwork is interpreted as a hut circle of probable Bronze Age to Iron Age date, one of 5 identified within the enclosure.
The hut circle has been transcribed as part of enclosure MDV53383.

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. 166-9, Map 51.7, Fig 51.9.
SDV148504Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. NMR SX5863. National Monument Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper).
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 133411, 18/5/1994.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV350782Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J.. 2002. Plym Valley survey. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.
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. [Mapped feature: #122960 ]
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.

Associated Monuments

MDV53383Part of: Western enclosure and hut circle north of Tory Brook Head (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • 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:May 19 2020 12:01PM