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HER Number:MDV55434
Name:BUILDING in the Parish of Shaugh Prior

Summary

Vis=18/5/1995 (gerrard) long sub rectangular structure situated at e end of farmhouse. Its relationship to the farmhouse is unclear because of the collapse of the long house's gable, but it has been suggested that it may be earlier. It is possible that that this structure was a barn or shippon connected to another rectangular structure further to the e, which would have been the associated dwelling. The wall is composed of large inner and outer facing slabs standing up to 0.5m high and is best preserved on the sw side where pairs of facings indicate a wall width of between 1m and 1.5m. The maximum dimensions of the interior of this structure are 23m by 7.5m. The faced construction of the s wall stops 6.5m short of building 3 and a low earth and stone bank curves ne directly in front of the entrance to this same building. The purpose of this bank is unknown but it may be a later development designed to separate the outbuilding from building 3. A few slabs along the original orientation of this wall may mark the former continuation of this wall to adjoin building 3. Lack of tumble may suggest that the walls were never very high though it does seem more likely that they have robbed for later buildings. There is a hint of an internal partition 3.5m from the w end of this structure, though it is masked by tumble (mpp).

Location

Grid Reference:SX 590 656
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/126/2
  • Old SAM Ref: 24230(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUILDING (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Unknown, MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA (Migrated Record). SDV331.

Vis=18/5/1995 (gerrard) long sub rectangular structure situated at e end of farmhouse. Its relationship to the farmhouse is unclear because of the collapse of the long house's gable, but it has been suggested that it may be earlier. It is possible that that this structure was a barn or shippon connected to another rectangular structure further to the e, which would have been the associated dwelling. The wall is composed of large inner and outer facing slabs standing up to 0.5m high and is best preserved on the sw side where pairs of facings indicate a wall width of between 1m and 1.5m. The maximum dimensions of the interior of this structure are 23m by 7.5m. The faced construction of the s wall stops 6.5m short of building 3 and a low earth and stone bank curves ne directly in front of the entrance to this same building. The purpose of this bank is unknown but it may be a later development designed to separate the outbuilding from building 3. A few slabs along the original orientation of this wall may mark the former continuation of this wall to adjoin building 3. Lack of tumble may suggest that the walls were never very high though it does seem more likely that they have robbed for later buildings. There is a hint of an internal partition 3.5m from the w end of this structure, though it is masked by tumble (mpp).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV156832.

Thackray, c.(ed)/the upper plym valley: the management of an historic landscape/(1994)233-42/102.910.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV156833.

Des=mpp/140435.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV156832Migrated Record:
SDV156833Migrated Record:
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV55433Related to: Hentor House, Shaugh Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8148 - The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape
  • EDV8155 - Plym Valley Survey

Date Last Edited:Oct 15 2019 2:02PM