Pound and hut circles N of Hawk's Tor


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Bronze Age

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Devon County Council

District Council

South Hams District Council


Shaugh Prior

Parliamentary Constituency

South West Devon

Grid Reference

SN553553 (255346, 62860)

WGS84 Coordinates

50.4471, -4.03765

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A very fine enclosure built on a west-facing slope at 260m above OD incorporates the remains of two hut circles and traces of the reave it overlies. The substantial bank is faced on the inner side by upright slabs and boulders which are between 0.8m and 1.1m high. This facing retains a turf-covered boulder/stone bank which is spread to 5.3m wide and has a fairly gentle outer slope, although an outer face is indicated in places by boulders which protrude through the turf suggesting a former wall some 2.0m wide. The position of the entrances is not obvious however two transverse slabs c 1.5m apart located in the western extremity may indicate a blocked entrance. Recent breaks in the enclosure bank occur in the north and in the south-east quadrants. The enclosure, which was refashioned probably as a medieval pound, lies within a well-defined reave system. (SX 56 SE 78). SX55296284. A hut circle located within the enclosure is 10.5m in overall diameter with a 7.2m diameter level interior and an 0.6m high back scarp. Its walling which has been damaged especially in the south-west quadrant survives as an 0.5m high stone and boulder core with some large inner and outer facing slabs/boulders in situ. The entrance is located in the south-west side. SX55306283. A hut stance situated within the enclosure measures overall 8.0m (north-south) by 9.0m with a level interor, an 0.5m high back scarp and 0.4m high front scarp. The surviving turf-covered walling of stones and boulders is 0.4m high. The position of the entrance is not clear. Investigated and surveyed at 1;2500 scale as part of the RCHME Shaugh Moor project in 1997.

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