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HER Number:MDV22773
Name:Enclosure 680 metres east-north-east of Trowlesworthy Warren House

Summary

An enclosure measuring 14.5 metres east-west by 13 metres north-south (interior) and is defined by a 1.2 metre wide rubble bank standing up to 0.4 metres high. Associated hut circles and bank that post-dates the enclosure and huts.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 573 651
Map Sheet:SX56NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56NE/361
  • Pastscape: 438917

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX56NE149, 20/6/1977 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV177756.

A small oval enclosure and two type 1 hut circles are situated on a north slope in clitter at 267 metres above sea level. The enclosure 14 metres by 19 metres internally has walling of large stones and is 1.4 metres wide and up to 0.9 metres high. Simple entrance to south-east.
A poorly defined sub-division cuts off the western third of the enclosure and runs north where it adjoins the east side of a hut at SX57356515. The hut has an internal diameter of 6.0 metres, with walling 1.3 metres thick and 0.6 metres high and a northern entrance.
The second hut at SX57336513 is 6.5 metres internal diameter with walling 0.8 metres thick and 0.4 metres high. No visible entrance.


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

Not visible 1946 Royal Air Force vertical aerial photographs.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140328, 30/6/1993 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Enclosure at SX57366512. Interior of enclosure is 14.5 metres east-west by 13 metres north-south and is defined by a 1.2 metre wide rubble bank standing up to 0.4 metres high. A bank (MDV55297) leading through the enclosure appears to post-date the enclosure walls.
(This enclosure is numbered 102 418 in the National Trust site inventory).


Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J., 2002, Plym Valley survey, 28/02/2002 (Report - Survey). SDV350782.

SX57366514 A large sub-divided enclosure which has an entrance gap on the south-east and an enclosing wall of boulders and stones 1.8 metres wide and 0.5 metres high. The main part measures 14.5 metres (north-south) by 9.6 metres and the small enclosure 7.9 metres (north-south) by 4.0 metres.


Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Depicted on the modern mapping.


English Heritage, 2015, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV357602.

This monument includes two stone hut circles and an enclosure situated on a gentle north west facing slope overlooking the River Plym.
The interior of the enclosure measures 14.5m long east to west by 13m wide north to south and is defined by a 1.2m wide rubble bank standing up to 0.4m high. The bank leading through the enclosure measures 1.8m wide, stands up to 0.7m high and appears to post date the enclosure walls.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV177756Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX56NE149. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index. 20/6/1977.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140328, 30/6/1993.
SDV319854Interpretation: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV350782Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J.. 2002. Plym Valley survey. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown. 28/02/2002.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #83453 ]
SDV357602National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV113994Related to: Eastern hut near enclosure 680 metres north-east of Trowlesworthy Warren House (Monument)
MDV113995Related to: Hut circle and enclosure 500 metres south-south-east of Legis Tor (Monument)
MDV55297Related to: Rubbble bank 680 metres east-north-east of Trowlesworthy Warren House (Monument)
MDV28522Related to: Unenclosed hut circle settlement 760 metres north-east of Trowlesworthy Warren House (Monument)
MDV55296Related to: Western hut near enclosure 680 metres north-east of Trowlesworthy Warren House (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Dec 15 2015 10:04AM