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HER Number:MDV15289
Name:Prehistoric Enclosure (O) at Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior

Summary

Prehistoric Enclosure (O) at Trowlesworthy Warren with three hut circles

Location

Grid Reference:SX 574 647
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/234
  • Old SAM Ref: 28654
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSED HUT CIRCLE SETTLEMENT (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

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

Enclosure on Trowlesworthy Warren with two hut circles about 5 metres in diameter. Largely clear but some large boulders in the interior. Only part of the enclosure wall is visible, in the form of a low mound.


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

Not recorded on aerial photograph.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140792 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

The enclosure survives as a 45 metre by 40 metre sub-rectangular area defined by a 1 metre wide and 0.4 metre high rubble and orthostat wall, except on part of the south side where it survives as a buried feature. There are 3 hut circles lying within the enclosure.


Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 158, Map 51, Figure 51.1 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Prehistoric Enclosure (O) to the north-west of Little Trowlesworthy Tor shown on the map and indicated to the north-east on Figure 51.1 as three hut circles and the west side of an enclosure.


Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 89-90, 102. 376a (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

Sub-rectangular area 45 by 40 metres defined by a vestigial wall 1 metre wide by 0.4 metre high surviving as an arc of widely spaced stones in the northern sector with some boulders visible in the southern sector. There is no trace of the wall in the eastern sector.


English Heritage, 2005-2008, Prehistoric Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV345521.

Three huts and enclosure wall shown on survey information. These lie slightly further to the north-east than can be seen on the aerial photography.


GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Remains of the enclosure wall and hut circles visible on the aerial photography.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Two hut circles depicted at a standard size. These are not at precise locations.


National Monuments Record, 2019, Pastscape, 439387, SX56SE100 (Website). SDV362732.

An enclosed hut circle settlement, comprising a 45 metre by 40 metre sub-rectangular enclosure containing three stone hut circles.

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. 158, Map 51, Figure 51.1.
SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape. 89-90, 102. 376a.
SDV150433Article in Serial: Price, D. G.. 1977. Settlement at Trowlesworthy Warren. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 109. 44, Figure 1.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140792.
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.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #81544 ]
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV362732Website: National Monuments Record. 2019. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 439387, SX56SE100.

Associated Monuments

MDV125740Parent of: Hut Circle (1) within Prehistoric Enclosure (O) at Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV125739Parent of: Hut Circle (2) within Prehistoric Enclosure (O) at Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV125738Parent of: Hut Circle (3) within Prehistoric Enclosure (O) at Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2545Related to: Section of reave at Ditsworthy Warren (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:May 3 2019 2:10PM