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HER Number:MDV5812
Name:Settlement north-east of Shipley Tor


Roughly circular prehistoric enclosure containing two ruined hut circles north-east of Shipley Tor. This site is on the local list of Nationally Important Dartmoor sites.


Grid Reference:SX 688 634
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Walling remains of a Bronze Age enclosure with hut circles north east of Shipley Tor

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 441797
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/102
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, CPE/UK 1890, 2278 (Aerial Photograph). SDV140289.

Royal Air Force, 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2494, 4042-4043 (Aerial Photograph). SDV147533.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1950 - 1977, SX66SE18 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV171033.

Enclosure measuring 34.0 meters by 33.0 meters with two internal hut circles. Enclosure walls are constructed from heather-covered stones and there is no visible entrance. Hut B is a small hut circle adjoining hut A, and measures 5.5 meters in diameter, with no obvious entrance. Hut A measures 7.0 meters in diameter and has a possible entrance to the south-east. (Visited during April 1950)
A sub-circular enclosure, with two huts, and a possible entrance in the north east. Associated fields are visible to the south and west. (Visited 21/12/1977) Other details: Sketch plan included.

Robinson, R., 1977, Settlement north-east of Shipley Tor (Worksheet). SDV171034.

Visited 30/04/1977. Pound and hut circles found as described; the hut circles are so ruinous as to be doubtful.

National Monuments Record, 1980, NMR SF1743, 33-35 (Aerial Photograph). SDV161746.

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Enclosure with two possible incorporated hut circles and a hut circle attached to the external wall visible on National Monuments Record 1980 and Royal Air Force 1948 aerial photographs.

Gerrard, S., 2004, List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor (Un-published). SDV345444.

This site was considered for designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument during the Monument Protection Programme. The programme ended before the entire list of sites was successfully scheduled so this is included on a local list of Nationally Important Sites.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV140289Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. CPE/UK 1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2278.
SDV147533Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2494. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4042-4043.
SDV161746Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1980. NMR SF1743. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 33-35.
SDV171033Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1950 - 1977. SX66SE18. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV171034Worksheet: Robinson, R.. 1977. Settlement north-east of Shipley Tor. South Brent Parish Checklist. Digital.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #95994 ]
SDV345444Un-published: Gerrard, S.. 2004. List of Sites Remaining to be Considered for Designation on Dartmoor. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV78910Parent of: Hut circle in settlement north-east of Shipley Tor (Monument)
MDV78911Parent of: Hut circle in settlement north-east of Shipley Tor (Monument)
MDV5758Related to: Enclosure with hut circles at Yalland Warren (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 18 2012 11:41AM