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HER Number:MDV56757
Name:Prehistoric Hut Circle within Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior


Prehistoric Hut Circle within Trowlesworthy Warren also described as a 'Clearance Bank' and 'Clearance Cairn'


Grid Reference:SX 571 644
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/480
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/529
  • Old SAM Ref: 24232
  • Old SAM Ref: 24232

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CLEARANCE CAIRN (Unknown date)
  • HUT CIRCLE (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140662 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 9th April 1995. Hut circle within an historic field system survives as a bank of earth and stone surrounding a circular area and is of the simple plan, double orthostat and rubble bank walling type. Interior measures 5.5 metres in diameter and the surrounding 1.8 metre wide wall stands up to 0.8 metres high, except on the west where a slight scarp indicates the position of a buried wall. Leading south-south-east from the hut, but not visibly connected to it is a 2.5 metre wide and 1 metre high rubble lynchet. This building is described as a clearance cairn by the National Trust Upper Plym inventory, but field investigation indicated that it is much more likely to be a severely robbed hut circle. Butler's plan shows only the rubble lynchet.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, Figure 51.1 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Curving 'clearance bank' shown on Figure 51.1.

Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 32, 102.090 (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

Sub-rectangular clearance cairns composed of grass covered small stones.

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

Curving east side of a feature shown on survey.

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

Not visible on aerial photograph.

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. Figure 51.1.
SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape. 32, 102.090.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140662.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital. [Mapped feature: #117417 ]
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).

Associated Monuments

MDV14148Related to: Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Aug 30 2019 3:01PM