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HER Number:MDV15293
Name:Prehistoric Enclosure (L) within Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior

Summary

Prehistoric Enclosure (L) with a hut circle adjoining the west side and a short wall to the south within Trowlesworthy Warren

Location

Grid Reference:SX 570 644
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/238
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 24232
  • Old SAM Ref: 10824

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.


National Monuments Record, 1976, NMR SX5764, 3 (Aerial Photograph). SDV138979.

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. No clear hut circle, but two possible sites. Massive stones set in mound.


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

Enclosure visible on aerial photograph and recorded.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140659 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 4th April 1995.Simple enclosure at SX57606444 survives as a 13 metre by 11 metre irregular shaped area surrounded by a 2 metre wide and 0.5 metre high orthostatic wall with rubble infill. There is evidence of two phases of construction in the south circuit, where an arc of outer facing stones curving into the interior is superimposed on the wall running west. A hut circle is linked to the south-west circuit of the enclosure. A short length of boundary wall, measuring 8.2 metres long by 1.7 metres wide and 0.3 metres high, leads south from the south side side of the enclosure.


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

Prehistoric Enclosure (L) is a small oval feature with a hut circle on the west side and a short length of wall to the south.


Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 31, 102. 089 (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

Enclosure (a) at SX57066444 is an irregular shaped enclosure 13 metres long by 11 metres wide with wall 0.5 metres high consisting of a turf wall with a few orthostats. There is evidence of tow phases of construction. A 1.2 metre gap in the west may indicate an entrance. A wall 8.2 metres long by 1.7 metres wide abuts the south-east of the enclosure.


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

Feature shown on survey.


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

Enclosure visible on aerial photograph.


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

Enclosure shown on modern mapping.


Historic England, 2019, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV362730.

Two conjoined enclosures on the south-west slope of Trowlesworthy Tor. Both are 15 metres diameter, with banks up to 2 metres wide and 0.6 metres high. A spur of banking runs south for some 10 metres from the eastern enclosure.

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.
SDV138979Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1976. NMR SX5764. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 3.
SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape. 31, 102. 089.
SDV150433Article in Serial: Price, D. G.. 1977. Settlement at Trowlesworthy Warren. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 109. 44, Figure 1.
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 140659.
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.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #117415 ]
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV362730National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2019. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV52584Parent of: Prehistoric Hut Circle on west side of Enclosure (L) 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)
MDV15291Related to: Prehistoric Enclosure (I) within Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV15294Related to: Prehistoric Enclosure (K) within Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV15292Related to: Prehistoric Enclosure (M) within Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV52635Related to: Prehistoric Enclosure (N) within 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)
MDV14148Related to: Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Apr 26 2019 3:45PM