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Multi-periodSite Name: Shapley Common
Country: England County: Devon Type: Ancient Village or Settlement
Nearest Town: Okehampton  Nearest Village: Lettaford
Map Ref: SX69428206
Latitude: 50.623581N  Longitude: 3.847393W
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
4 Ambience:
2Not Good
0No data.
4 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
4 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data

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Ancient Village or Settlement in Devon

Information about this particularly fine example of a hut circle - the Shapley Common Round House - comes from the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website. PDW describes this as "a particularly fine example".

The PDW web page gives links to further information on Pastscape, Monument Number 1346477, which tells us there are a total of eight hut circles in a sub-rectangular enclosure immediately south east of Cullacombe Head.

The site is also recorded as MDV6553 (Hut in settlement on Shapley Common) on the Devon and Dartmoor HER, and scheduled as part of Historic England List Entry No. 1020461 (Prehistoric settlements, fields and enclosures within the Shapley Common coaxial field system, 770m south of Challacombe Cross).

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Nearby Images from Geograph Britain and Ireland:
SX6982 : East Bovey Head by Guy Wareham
by Guy Wareham
SX6982 : Hut Circle near Shapley Common by Guy Wareham
by Guy Wareham
SX6981 : Looking towards Hookney Tor by David Gearing
by David Gearing
SX6982 : East Bovey Head by Guy Wareham
by Guy Wareham
SX6981 : Two Moors Way [1] by Michael Dibb
by Michael Dibb

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