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HER Number:MDV15287
Name:Prehistoric Enclosure (A) north of Trowlesworthy Warren House, Shaugh Prior

Summary

Prehistoric Enclosure (A) to the north of Trowlesworthy Warren House containing four hut circles

Location

Grid Reference:SX 566 648
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/89
  • Old SAM Ref: 24232

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

Enclosure shown on 19th century map with three hut circles and a track to the south.


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

'Enclosure' shown on early 20th century map.


National Monument Record, 1976, SX5664, 1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV175071.

Photograph taken on 8th April 1976.


Price, D. G., 1977, Settlement at Trowlesworthy Warren, 44, Figure 1 (Article in Serial). SDV150433.

Enclosure on Trowlesworthy Warren. Four internal hut circles 4-6 metres in diameter. Massive stones and orthostats, but only mounds in places. A well-preserved example.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Sub-circular enclosure visible containing eight hut circles, four of them attached.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140607 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 1st April 1995. Simple enclosure at SX56706488 forming part of a partially enclosed hut settlement. It survives as a 40 metre by 33 metres circular shaped area surrounded by a 2 metre wide and 0.7 metres high double faced orthostatic wall with rubble infill. At least 4 hut circles are visible within the enclosure, two of which are attached to its inner face. Lengths of boundary wall lead north and south from the enclosure and a small part of the interior has been cut by Post Medieval animal runs.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 159-60, Map 51, Figure 51.3 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Enclosure A at 'Shadyback Tor' is of Prehistoric construction. Four hut circles take up much of the interior.


Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 53, 102. 148a (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

Three well-defined sides of a sub-rectangular enclosure remains 40 metres long by 33 metres wide with a wall 2 metres wide by 0.7 metres high. The west side has been truncated and superimposed by a later wall. The large boulder wall has inner and outer faces with a rubble core. The entrance on the east side is flanked by orthostats.


Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015-2017, 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV361462.

Enclosure visible on aerila photograph.


Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

Enclosure shown on modern mapping.


National Monuments Record, 2019, Pastscape, 439172, SX56SE23 (Website). SDV362732.

A sub-circular enclosure containing three, possibly four hut circles lies 100 metres north-west of Trowelsworthy Warren House. These features form part of a much larger settlement formerly occupying most of the spur above the Plym Blackabrook confluence.The enclosure measures 41 metres north to south by 38 metres and is bounded by stony banks up to 2.0 metres wide and 0.6 metres high. Two contemporary banks connect this enclosure with elements of the larger settlement. The wall of double orthostatic construction, has been mutilated on the south-west by the construction of a Medieval field wall and ditch, and used as a dump for field clearance. There is a possible original entrance, 3.0 metres wide in the south-east at the junction with a probably contemporary wall. The interior has been cleared and contains two terraced type two hut circles with average internal diameter of 6.0 metres.

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. 159-60, Map 51, Figure 51.3.
SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape. 53, 102. 148a.
SDV150433Article in Serial: Price, D. G.. 1977. Settlement at Trowlesworthy Warren. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 109. 44, Figure 1.
SDV175071Aerial Photograph: National Monument Record. 1976. SX5664. 1.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140607.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
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).
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #117762 ]
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV362732Website: National Monuments Record. 2019. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 439172, SX56SE23.

Associated Monuments

MDV2540Parent of: HUT CIRCLE in the Parish of Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2541Parent of: HUT CIRCLE in the Parish of Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2542Parent of: HUT CIRCLE in the Parish of Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2543Parent of: HUT CIRCLE in the Parish of Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2538Parent of: Prehistoric Hut Circle in the centre of Enclosure (A) in Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2539Parent of: Prehistoric Hut Circle in the east of Enclosure (A) in Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2536Parent of: Prehistoric Hut Circle in the north of Enclosure (A) in Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2537Parent of: Prehistoric Hut Circle in the north-west of Enclosure (A) in Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2467Related to: Hut Circle north of Enclosure A in Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2468Related to: Hut Circle north of Enclosure A in Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2469Related to: Hut Circle north of Enclosure A in Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7369 - Survey of Granite Loading Bays at Trowlesworthy, Devon

Date Last Edited:Jul 26 2019 11:44AM