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HER Number:MDV15292
Name:Prehistoric Enclosure (M) within Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior

Summary

Prehistoric Enclosure (M) with several small pounds associated with hut circles within Trowlesworthy Warren

Location

Grid Reference:SX 572 643
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/237
  • Old SAM Ref: 24232

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Curwen, E. C., 1927, Prehistoric Agriculture in Britain, 282-6 (Article in Serial). SDV173835.


Price, D. G., 1977, Settlement at Trowlesworthy Warren, 44, 47, Figure 1 (Article in Serial). SDV150433.

A compound type enclosure on Trowlesworthy Warren. There are four internal enclosures but no clearly definable hut circle. Possible one of 6 metres diameter. Almost free of loose stones. Vermin trap nearby. Enclosure wall visible in form of low mounds, but more recent large walls forming eastern boundary. The internal enclosures may have been for crops.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) (Interpretation). SDV319854.

Not recorded on aerial photograph.


Mercer, R. J., 1987, An Archaeological Field Survey of the Upper Plym Valley, Dartmoor 1982-1986, 20a (Report - Survey). SDV165948.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140677 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 10th April 1995 at SX57206430. Simple enclosure within an historic field system. Survives as a 48 metre by 28 metre irregular shaped area surrounded by a 1.5 metre wide and 0.4 metre high rubble bank. At least 4 hut circles are attached to the outer face of the enclosure. The northern part of the enclosure has been subdivided by the addition of a courtyard which measures 13.5 metres by 9.5 metres.


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

Prehistoric Enclosure M seems to have consisted of a number of adjoining small pounds associated with hut circles.


Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the managagement of an historic landscape, 7, 102 020a (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

Enclosure of 48 metres by 28 metres surrounded by a turf covered bank 1.5 metres wide with a few visible stones. The southern part of the enclosure comprises a cleared area 28 metres by 24 metres with a gap 9.5 metres wide in the south-west sector. The enclosure has five associated hut circles of varying sizes.


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

Features shown on survey.


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

Features visible on aerial photograph.

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 managagement of an historic landscape. 7, 102 020a.
SDV150433Article in Serial: Price, D. G.. 1977. Settlement at Trowlesworthy Warren. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 109. 44, 47, Figure 1.
SDV165948Report - Survey: Mercer, R. J.. 1987. An Archaeological Field Survey of the Upper Plym Valley, Dartmoor 1982-1986. Edinburgh Archaeological Services. A4 Comb Bound. 20a.
SDV173835Article in Serial: Curwen, E. C.. 1927. Prehistoric Agriculture in Britain. Antiquity. 1. 282-6.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140677.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor). Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #117439 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV32058Parent of: Prehistoric Hut Circle (b) associated with Enclosure (M) within Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV32059Parent of: Prehistoric Hut Circle (c) associated with Enclosure (M) within Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV32060Parent of: Prehistoric Hut Circle (d) associated with Enclosure (M) within Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV32061Parent of: Prehistoric Hut Circle (e) associated with Enclosure (M) within Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV32062Parent of: Prehistoric Hut Circle (f) associated with Enclosure (M) within Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2532Related to: Prehistoric Enclosure (C) within Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV56764Related to: Prehistoric Enclosure (F) south-west of Great Trowlesworthy Tor, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2475Related to: Prehistoric Enclosure (H) within Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV15291Related to: Prehistoric Enclosure (I) within Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2534Related to: Prehistoric Enclosure (J) within Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV15294Related to: Prehistoric Enclosure (K) within Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV15293Related to: Prehistoric Enclosure (L) within Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV52635Related to: Prehistoric Enclosure (N) within Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2530Related to: Prehistoric Hut Circle Settlement (B) at Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV15288Related to: Prehistoric Hut Circle Settlement (D) in Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV15290Related to: Prehistoric Hut Circle Settlement (E) at Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV2507Related to: Prehistoric Settlement (G) near Trowlesworthy Tor, Shaugh Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Apr 12 2019 1:29PM