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HER Number:MDV57762
Name:Western Hut Circle in Enclosure 'B' to the south-west of Shadyback Tor, Shaugh Prior

Summary

Western of three hut circles in Enclosure 'B' (Butler) to the south-west of Shadyback Tor. Survives as a bank of earth and stone surrounding a circular internal area. Interior is 5.5 metres in diameter and the surrounding 1.4 metre wide double orthostat wall stands up to 1.0 metre high. Hut is attached to the outer face of the enclosure wall. A gap in the south-south-western wall may represent a doorway. A grass covered bank, crescent shaped in plan 4.0 metres wide and 0.4 metres high, is situated at a distance of 4.0 metres to the 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/48/10
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/89/6
  • 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, G (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV146590.

Visited 01/06/1950 (SX 5662 6496). Hut circle G, one of a group of eight. Diameter 6.0 metres. Remains only.


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

Hut circle possibly shown on 19th century map.


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

Hut circle on the western enlcosure boundary shown on early 20th century map.


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

Site visited on 2nd April 1975. Hut circle at SX56616498 within enclosure. Survives as a bank of earth and stone surrounding a circular internal area. Interior is 5.5 metres in diameter and the surrounding 1.4 metre wide double orthostat wall stands up to 1.0 metre high. Hut is attached to the outer face of the enclosure wall. A gap in the south-south-western wall may represent a doorway. A grass covered bank, crescent shaped in plan 4.0 metres wide and 0.4 metres high, is situated at a distance of 4.0 metres to the 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, 159-160, Map 51, Figure51.3 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Western hut circle in Enclosure (B) to the south-west of Shadyback Tor.


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

Poorly preserved hut circle against the enclosure wall at SX56626497. The hut consists of a low overgrown mound in which a few boulders are visible including some inner and outer facings and orthostats. No entrance is visible. The hut measures 6.1 metres by 5.5 metres internally with banks up to 0.4 metres high.


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

Circular feature visible on Lidar data.


National Monuments Record, 2019, Pastscape, 439166, SX56SE21 (Website). SDV362732.

Hut circle 'h' at SX56616498.

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, Figure51.3.
SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape. 65, 102 174b.
SDV146590Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SX56SE21. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. G.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140613.
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.
SDV362732Website: National Monuments Record. 2019. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 439166, SX56SE21.

Associated Monuments

MDV15287Part of: Prehistoric Enclosure (A) north of Trowlesworthy Warren House, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV56780Part of: Prehistoric Enclosure (B) to the south-west of Shadyback Tor, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2471Related to: Hut Circle within Enclosure (B) to the south-west of Shadyback Tor, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV56744Related to: Hut Circle within Enclosure (C) south-west of Shadyback Tor in Trowlesworhty Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV56782Related to: Hut Circle within Enclosure 'C' south-west of Shadyback Tor, 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 2:34PM