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HER Number:MDV56783
Name:Hut Circle south of Enclosure (C) within Trowlesworthy Warren,Shaugh Prior

Summary

Unenclosed hut circle to the south of Shadyback Prehistoric Enclosure (C) (Butler) within Trowlesworthy Warren. This building survives as a bank of earth and stone surrounding a circular internal area and is of the straight porch and single orthostat walling type. The interior is 6.5 metres in diameter and the surrounding 1.8 metre wide wall stands up to 1 metre high. A south facing gap in the hut wall lined on both sides with granite slabs represents a doorway leading to a straight porch.

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

  • National Monuments Record: SX56SE21
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/48/4
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/48/8
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/89/5
  • Old SAM Ref: 24232
  • Pastscape: 439166

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Visited 01/06/1950 (SX 5660 6493). Hut circle F, one of a group of eight. Diameter 8.0 metres. Large stones line the inside of the wall. The height of the wall is 1.0 metre. The entrance is to the south-east. In good condition.


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

Hut circle shown on 19th century map.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Hut circle shown on early 20th century map.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140615 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 2nd April 1995. Unenclosed hut circle adjacent to agglomerated enclosure. This building survives as a bank of earth and stone surrounding a circular internal area and is of the straight porch and single orthostat walling type. The interior is 6.5 metres in diameter and the surrounding 1.8 metre wide wall stands up to 1 metre high. A south facing gap in the hut wall lined on both sides with granite slabs represents a doorway leading to a straight porch. A large quantity of rubble lying on the south wall of the hut is probably the result of relatively recent stone clearance in the vicinity rather than an earlier structure as suggested by the National Trust Upper Plym inventory.


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

Western of two unenclosed hut circles to the south of Shadyback Prehistoric Enclosure (C) with an entrance to the south.


Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 62, 102 171 (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

Unenclosed hut circle at SX56606494 which may originally have been included in the enclosure to the north. It is composed of a well preserved inner facing of large orthostats. An irregular bank around the southern sector may comprise an earlier structure or possibly a porch. A 0.8 metre wide entrance in the south-east sector is flanked by orthostats and facings. The hut measures 6.8 metres diameter internally with a bank 0.5 metres high and orthostats of 0.75 metre high.


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

Circular feature visible on Lidar data.


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

Circular feature visible on aerial photograph.


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

Hut circle shown on modern mapping.


National Monuments Record, 2019, Pastscape, 439169, SX56SE 21 + 22 (Website). SDV362732.

Hut circle at SX 56606494 is relatively well-preserved and beyond the enclosure wall. It measures 6.1 metres north to south by 7.0 metres with a possible entrance in the south=east. The walls remain 1.2 metres wide and 0.8 metres 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. 159, Map 51, Figure 51.3.
SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape. 62, 102 171.
SDV146590Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SX56SE21. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. F.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140615.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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.
SDV362732Website: National Monuments Record. 2019. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 439169, SX56SE 21 + 22.

Associated Monuments

MDV15287Part of: Prehistoric Enclosure (A) north of Trowlesworthy Warren House, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV56781Related to: Hut Circle south-west of Enclosure 'B' in Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2466Related to: Prehistoric Enclosure 'C' south-west of Shadyback Tor within 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 2:28PM