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HER Number:MDV56789
Name:Prehistoric Hut Circle within Enclosure in Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior

Summary

Prehistoric hut circle within Enclosure 'E' (Butler) in Trowlesworthy Warren

Location

Grid Reference:SX 565 648
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/90/4
  • 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.

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 140625 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 1st April 1995. Hut circle within agglomerated enclosure survives as a bank of earth and stone surrounding a circular internal area and is of the porch plan and double orthostat walling type. Interior measures 6 metres in diameter and the surrounding 1.7 metre wide wall stands up to 0.8 metres high]. A south-south-west facing gap in the hut wall may represent a doorway leading to a straight porch which survives as a large recumbent slab on the west side of the opening. A narrow arc of stones adjacent to and outside the north-west side of the hut may either represent an earlier hut or an attached structure.


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

Double hut circle shown towards the west side of Enclosure 'E'.


Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 58, 102 156c (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

Oval hut circle at SX56586482 composed of inner and outer facings with some orthostats and containing a rubble core. It is terraced into the hillslope and measures 6.9 metres by 5.5 metres internally with walls up to 0.7 metres.


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

Feature visible on Lidar data.


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

Hut circle visible on aerial photograph.


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

Hut circle at SX56596482 measures 5.6 metres north to south by 4.6 metres in internally with walls 0.8 metres wide and up to 0.7 metres high. An entrance lies on the south side.

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.s.
SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape. 58, 102 156c.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140625.
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). [Mapped feature: #119278 ]
SDV362732Website: National Monuments Record. 2019. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV126275Part of: Prehistoric Enclosure south-west of Shadyback Tor, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV56788Related to: Hut circles within enclosure to south-west of Shadyback Tor. Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV14148Related to: Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7369 - Survey of Granite Loading Bays at Trowlesworthy, Devon

Date Last Edited:Aug 16 2019 2:10PM