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HER Number:MDV53394
Name:Settlement north of Lee Moor Clayworks

Summary

Hut circles with associated enclosure to the north of the Lee Moor Clayworks

Location

Grid Reference:SX 587 633
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Bronze age settlement north of Lee Moor Clayworks, comprising at least two hut circles and associated enclosure

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 1362100
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/107
  • Old SAM Ref: 24117(P)
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV149636.

Des=photo by s. Gerrard/(18/5/1993)/in smr.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 133471, 18/5/1993 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Hut circle situated east of a large partially enclosed settlement. Terraced into the hillside. Simple plan and rubble bank walling type. Interior oval in shape, 2.5 metres by 2.0 metres, defined by a 1.0 metres wide wall standing up to 0.4 metres high. A south-west facing gap in the hut wall may represent an original doorway.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 166-169, Map 51.7 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Two hut circles and traces of an enclosure depicted by Butler.


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

Centred at SX58746331. The remains of two hut circles and an associated enclosure occupy a slight rise in open moorland immediately N of the Lee Moor Clayworks.
All features have been denuded by stone robbing. The huts have both been terraced into the slope to provide level interiors and both are slightly ovoid. Neither possesses an identifiable entrance.
SX 58776331. Measuring 3.6 metres north to south by 4.1 metres this hut has walls 1.0 metre wide and 0.3 metres high.
SX 58776333. The site of a hut circle of indeterminate size is occupied by a rectangular shelter 1.7 metres by 1.4 metres internally with walls 0.8 metres wide and 0.3 metres high. A small arc of the original hut is visible on the north side of the later feature.
Both huts seem to lie on the perimeter of a small, sub-square enclosure some 60 metres across. The edges of this are marked by stony banks on average 1.2 metres wide and 0.3 metres high.


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

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. 166-169, Map 51.7.
SDV149636Migrated Record:
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 133471, 18/5/1993.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #33483 ]
SDV350782Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J.. 2002. Plym Valley survey. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:May 18 2015 2:54PM