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HER Number:MDV56744
Name:Hut Circle within Enclosure (C) south-west of Shadyback Tor in Trowlesworhty Warren, Shaugh Prior

Summary

Northern of two Prehistoric hut circles within Enclosure (C) (Butler) to the south-west of Shadyback Tor in Trowlesworhty Warren

Location

Grid Reference:SX 566 649
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/48/8
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/89/7
  • Old SAM Ref: 24232(P)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SX56SE21, H (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV146590.

Visited 01/06/1950 (SX 5661 6498). Hut circle H, one of a group of eight. Diameter approximately 8.0 metres. The walling has fallen and is about 3-4.0 metres wide. No visible entrance.


Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Large hut circle against the north-east section of the enclosure wall shown on 19th century map.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Hut circle shown on early 20th centyr map.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140614 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 2nd April 1995. Two stone hut circles within agglomerated enclosure. These buildings survive as banks of earth and stone surrounding a circular internal area. The interior of the northern hut measures 6.5 metres in diameter and the surrounding 2 metre wide coursed wall stands up to 0.7 metres high. A west facing gap in the hut wall represents a doorway leading into an annex measuring 6.5 metres long by 4.2 metres wide defined by a 1.4 metres wide and 0.3 metres high rubble bank. The entrance into this annex faces south-east and the southern hut is also connected to the annex wall. The interior of the southern hut measures 5m in diam and is defined by a 1.4m wide single orthostat and rubble bank wall standing up to 0.5m high.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 159-160, Map 51, Figure 51.3 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Northern hut circle within Shadyback Tor Prehistoric Enclosure 'C' has a rectangular annexe to the south-west.


Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 63, 102 173 b (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

Hut Circle 'b' at SX56626497 is a sub-circular structure abutting the enclosure wall. It is composed of large stones with a few outer facing orthostats and a rubble core.There is a possible entrance in the south-west sector. The hut is 6 meters in diameter internally and 9.5 metres externally with walls of 0.7 metres high.


Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Hut circle visible on aerial photograph.


National Monuments Record, 2019, Pastscape, 439169, SX56SE22 (Website). SDV362732.

One hut is built onto the enclosure wall, and has a west facing entrance and an attached yard, 7.0 metres by 3.5 metres.

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. 159-160, Map 51, Figure 51.3.
SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape. 63, 102 173 b.
SDV146590Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SX56SE21. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. H.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140614.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #118963 ]
SDV362732Website: National Monuments Record. 2019. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 439169, SX56SE22.

Associated Monuments

MDV15287Part of: Prehistoric Enclosure (A) north of Trowlesworthy Warren House, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2466Part of: Prehistoric Enclosure 'C' south-west of Shadyback Tor within Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV56782Related to: Hut Circle within Enclosure 'C' south-west of Shadyback Tor, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV14148Related to: Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV57762Related to: Western Hut Circle in Enclosure 'B' to the south-west of Shadyback Tor, Shaugh Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7369 - Survey of Granite Loading Bays at Trowlesworthy, Devon

Date Last Edited:Aug 30 2019 2:38PM