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HER Number:MDV112768
Name:Stone trough on Tunhill Rocks

Summary

A stone trough cut from a large block of granite was abandoned just below the outcrop of Tunhill Rocks on the north-west side. The trough has a cleanly cut recess, and appears to have been completed before abandonment.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 731 758
Map Sheet:SX77NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishWidecombe in the Moor
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishWIDECOMBE IN THE MOOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TROUGH (XVIII to XX - 1751 AD to 1950 AD? (Between))

Full description

Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East, 59 (Monograph). SDV299725.

An interesting moorstone relic lies in the clitter on the north side of Tunhill Rocks, about 15 metres from the corner of the bank and ditch here. A stone trough about 1.5 metres long lies next to the rock from which it was split. It has been shaped in place and trigged level at the lower end to provide a small water supply on the hilltop.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 60 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

Stone trough on Tunhill Rocks
A stone trough cut from a large block of granite was abandoned just below the outcrop of Tunhill Rocks on the north-west side. The trough has a cleanly cut recess, and appears to have been completed before abandonment. Condition is stable. SX73139 75823


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Survey - New HER Sites (Un-published). SDV358733.

First recording of feature; for detail see the main record.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV299725Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume One - The East. One. Paperback Volume. 59.
SDV358733Un-published: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Survey - New HER Sites. Digital. [Mapped feature: #2939 ]
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 60.

Associated Monuments

MDV7438Related to: Hut Circle Settlement on the east side of Tunhill Rocks (Monument)
MDV7439Related to: Pottery from hut circle at Tunhill Rocks (Find Spot)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Apr 19 2016 11:20AM