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HER Number:MDV53390
Name:Hut circle outside enclosures north of Tory Brook Head


Unenclosed hut circle located to the south-west of the eastern enclosure at Tory Brook Head. Measures approximately 6 metres in diameter.


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

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/23/15
  • Old SAM Ref: 10793(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950, SX56SE34, 22.2.1950 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV138923.

Hut circle U. Diameter 7.5 metres. Walling of large turf-covered stones, 0.5 metres in height. No obvious entrance.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 133405, 18/5/1993 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Hut circle forming part of a partially enclosed settlement. Terraced into the hillslope. Simple plan and double orthostat walling type. Interior measures 5.7 metres in diameter and is defined by a 1.7 metre wide wall standing up to 0.7 metres high.

Butler, J., 1993, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Four - The South-East, 166-167, Map 51.9 (Monograph). SDV337765.

Butler's hut circle 9. Freestanding, badly damaged hut measuring 5.7 metres in diameter.

Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J., 2002, Plym Valley survey, 23/05/2002 (Report - Survey). SDV350782.

Unenclosed hut circle at SX 58576334. A robbed hut circle 6.0 metres in diameter with walls 0.9 metres wide and 0.4 metres high.

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

Clearly visible on the aerial photography.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV138923Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950. SX56SE34. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. 22.2.1950.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 133405, 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. 166-167, Map 51.9.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #94635 ]
SDV350782Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J.. 2002. Plym Valley survey. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown. 23/05/2002.

Associated Monuments

MDV2425Related to: Eastern enclosure and hut circles north of Tory Brook Head (Monument)
MDV2428Related to: Hut circle north of Tory Brook Head (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 18 2015 11:12AM