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HER Number:MDV56771
Name:Cairn south of enclosure on western slope of Little Trowlesworthy Tor

Summary

A feature previously recorded as a hut circle by Butler (1994) was examined during the 2002 Plym Valley survey. Appears to be a small clearance cairn measuring 4.7m north-south by 4.3m overall and a maximum of 0.7m high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 575 643
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 13
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/233/3
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/386
  • Old SAM Ref: 24233
  • Pastscape: 439142

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • (Former Type) HUT CIRCLE (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))
  • CLEARANCE CAIRN (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1750 AD? (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., 140731 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(13/04/1995) SX 5753 6438 Hut circle connected to a length of boundary wall leading from Prehistoric enclosure to the north. Survives as a bank of earth and stone. The relationship of the hut to the rubble wall is unclear. Simple plan and rubble bank walling type. 2.5 metres in diameter, defined by a 1.2 metre wide wall standing up to 0.5 metres high. The rubble wall attached to the enclosure, measures 52 metres long, 1 metre wide and stands up to 0.5 metres high.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 156, Map 51, Figure 51.1 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Small hut circle shown attached to the west side of a curving wall extending from the south-east of Enclosure D.

Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 102.062, 062a, 062b (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

Remains of a possible hut circle with a linking curvilinear wall within Trowlesworthy Warren. The possible hut Circle is Number 102 062a and the wall is Number 102 062b.

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

(20/05/2002) A sub-circular enclosure and eight hut circles lie on the moderate west-facing slope of Little Trowlesworthy Tor. Two huts lie to the south of the enclosure.
A further feature at SX 5754 6439, recorded as a hut circle by Butler appears to be a small clearance cairn 4.7m north-south by 4.3m overall and a maximum of 0.7m high.

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. 156, Map 51, Figure 51.1.
SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape. 102.062, 062a, 062b.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. 140731.
SDV350782Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J.. 2002. Plym Valley survey. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown. [Mapped feature: #117002 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV15288Part of: Settlement on the western slope of Little and Great Trowlesworthy Tors (Monument)
MDV56770Related to: Curving line of stones south of enclosure on the western slope of Little Trolesworthy Tor (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 11 2020 2:30PM