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HER Number:MDV56782
Name:Hut Circle within Enclosure 'C' south-west of Shadyback Tor, Shaugh Prior

Summary

Southern of two hut circles within Enclosure 'C' (Butler) to the south-west of Shadyback Tor

Location

Grid Reference:SX 565 649
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/48/3
  • Old SAM Ref: 24232

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Not shown on 19th century 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 southern hut measures 5 metres in diam and is defined by a 1.4 metre wide single orthostat and rubble bank wall standing up to 0.5 metres high.


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

Southern of two hut circles within Shadyback Enclosure 'C'.


Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 63=64, 102 173c (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

Indistinct remains of an oval hut circle at SX56646495 consisting of an arc of orthostats and overgrown hummocks. No entrance is visible. A wall possibly connecting this to the hut circle to the north-east is represented by a low overgrown bank. The hut circle measures 6 metres by 4 metres internally and 8 metres by 6 metres externally with banks up to 0.6 metres.


Environment Agency WMS, 1998-2016, LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution) (Cartographic). SDV360209.

Hut circle vaguely visible on Lidar data


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

South-eastern section visible on aerial photograph.


Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

Hut circle shown on modern mapping.


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

An ovoid enclosure at SX 56586496 contains two type 2 hut circles . One hut circle set into the slope has an internal diameter 7.0 metres with a wall 1.3 metres thick and is in poor condition. A south facing entrance is 1.1 metres wide.

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=64, 102 173c.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140614.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV360209Cartographic: Environment Agency WMS. 1998-2016. LiDAR DSM data JPEG image (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #119175 ]
SDV362732Website: National Monuments Record. 2019. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 439169, SX56SE22.

Associated Monuments

MDV2466Part of: Prehistoric Enclosure 'C' south-west of Shadyback Tor within Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV56744Related to: Hut Circle within Enclosure (C) south-west of Shadyback Tor in Trowlesworhty 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 16 2019 4:02PM