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HER Number:MDV56761
Name:Unlikely hut in enclosed settlement, Trowlesworthy Warren


Gerrard (1995) describes a hut circle here; attached to the inner face of the enclosure wall (10m by 8.1m, with wall 1.5m wide, up to 0.7m high). Not described as a hut and 2002 English Heritage Plym Valley survey indicate this feature may be a section of walling, rather than a hut.


Grid Reference:SX 575 642
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 SE 94
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/235/9
  • Old SAM Ref: 24233
  • Pastscape: 439373

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • (Former Type) HUT CIRCLE (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))
  • WALL (Constructed, Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140702 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(12/04/1995) SX 5756 6423 The western of three huts. It is attached to the inner face of the enclosure and is of the simple plan and rubble bank walling type. Interior is oval, 10m by 8.1m and is defined by a 1.5m wide wall standing up to 0.7m high. This hut has been plundered for building stone, presumably to construct the nearby historic building SX56SE/241 (MDV15296).

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

(20/05/2002) Not depicted on the 2002 Plym Valley survey as a hut, but a curved section of enclosure wall is depicted here; presumably this refers to the same feature described by Gerrard, which may not be a hut circle.

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

Visible on the aerial photography as a faint line of stonework attached to the enclosure wall, curving slightly.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140702.
SDV350782Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J.. 2002. Plym Valley survey. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #125663 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV15290Part of: Agglomerated enclosure with huts, Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7369 - Survey of Granite Loading Bays at Trowlesworthy, Devon
  • EDV8148 - The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape
  • EDV8155 - Plym Valley Survey

Date Last Edited:May 15 2020 2:23PM