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HER Number:MDV56781
Name:Hut Circle south-west of Enclosure 'B' in Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior

Summary

Unenclosed hut circle south-west of Shadyback Tor Prehistoric Enclosure'B' (Butler) in Trowlesworthy Warren. Unenclosed hut circle with interior of 5.5 metres diameter and the surrounding 1.4 wide double orthostat wall stands up to 1 metre high. Hut is attached to the outer face of the enclosure wall. A gap in the south-south-west wall may represent a doorway. A grass covered bank, crescent shaped in plan, 4 metres wide and 0.4 metres high is situated at a distance of 4 metres south of this hut and may represent the mutilated remnants of another hut.

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/48/2
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/89/4
  • Old SAM Ref: 24232

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Visited 01/06/1950 (SX 5662 6493). Hut circle E, one of a group of eight. Diameter 6.0 metres. Wall is 0.5 metres high and is composed of large stones. No visible entrance.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140613 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Unenclosed hut circle with interior of 5.5 metres diameter and the surrounding 1.4 wide double orthostat wall stands up to 1 metre high. Hut is attached to the outer face of the enclosure wall. A gap in the south-south-west wall may represent a doorway. A grass covered bank, crescent shaped in plan, 4 metres wide and 0.4 metres high is situated at a distance of 4 metres south of this hut and may represent the mutilated remnants of another hut.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 159, Map 51, Figure 151.3 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Small unenclosed hut circle to the south-west of Shadyback Tor Prehistoric Enclosure (B).


Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 65, 102 174d (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

Poorly preserved oval hut circle at SX56626495 superimposed by a Medieval wall. The inner face has ta;; orthostats and the outer face represented by small stones. No entrance is visible. A crescent-shaped grass covered bank 4 metres wide by 0.4 metres high is situated 4 metres south of the hut. The hut measures 6.2 metres by 4.9 metres internally with banks 0.5 metres high.


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

Circle shown on survey data.


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

Small circular feature visible on aerial photograph.


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

Hut circle at SX56626494 surviving as a crude circle of upright stones measuring 4.4 metres in diameter and adjoining the outer edge of the southern enclosure wall.

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, Map 51, Figure 151.3.
SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape. 65, 102 174d.
SDV146590Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SX56SE21. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. E.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140613.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).
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)
MDV56783Related to: Hut Circle south of Enclosure (C) within Trowlesworthy Warren,Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV56780Related to: Prehistoric Enclosure (B) to the south-west of Shadyback Tor, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2466Related to: Prehistoric Enclosure 'C' south-west of Shadyback Tor within Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
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 2:25PM