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HER Number:MDV2534
Name:Enclosure within Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior


Prehistoric Enclosure (J) within Trowlesworthy Warren with two adjoining hut circles on the west side


Grid Reference:SX 571 645
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/87
  • Old SAM County Ref: 280
  • Old SAM Ref Revised: 24232
  • Old SAM Ref: 10823

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.

Trowlesworthy Warren. No clear hut circles but a double circular feature, each part 4 metres in diameter, attached to the wall. Interior cleared of stones. Some orthostats.

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

Partitioned enclosure, of three elements, visible and recorded, containing two attached hut circles.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140642 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 4th April 1995 at SX57156455. Simple enclosure forming part of a partially enclosed hut settlement. Survives as a 25 metre by 20 metre trapezoidal area surrounded by a 3.8 metre wide and 0.5 metre high partly faced rubble wall. A rectangular building is attached to the west circuit of the enclosure. A length of boundary wall leads west from the south-west corner of the enclosure. A second boundary wall leading south-east from the enclosure is probably of historic date.

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

Prehistoric Enclosure (J) is triangular in shape with a pair of adjoining hut circles in one corner almost buried under clearance rubble.

Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 33, 102. 092 (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

Enclosure trapezoidal in plan 25 metres by 20 metres with a wall 0.5 metres high. The walls are composed of a turf covered rubble core with some upright slabs at the east end. The interior has been cleared and the southern sector is incorporated in and possibly augmented by the wall of a leat.

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

Enclosure shown on survey with a hut circle on the west side.

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

Enclosure visible on aerial photograph.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms, UPTR-13 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

(April 2020) Condition assessed as very good. No current damage agents.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording photographs (Photograph). SDV363073.

Site photographed during April 2020 visit.

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

Enclosure shown on modern mapping.

Historic England, 2019, National Heritage List for England, 1020323 (National Heritage List for England). SDV362730.

Enclosure at SX57156455 with a diameter of 16 metres. Defined by a bank of turf-covered stones and boulders 1 metre wide by 1 metre high.

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. 33, 102. 092.
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 140642.
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.
SDV345521Cartographic: 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).
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. 1020323.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UPTR-13.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV2533Parent of: Hut circle in enclosure, Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV15290Related to: Agglomerated enclosure with huts, Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV56764Related to: Enclosure south-west of Great Trowlesworthy Tor (Monument)
MDV2475Related to: Enclosure with hut south-east of Trowlesworthy Warren House (Monument)
MDV15291Related to: Enclosure with huts and later animal pens, Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV2532Related to: Enclosure with huts in Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV2507Related to: Enclosure with huts near Trowlesworthy Tor, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV52635Related to: Enclosure within Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV15294Related to: Enclosures within Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV125672Related to: Feature within enclosure in Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV15292Related to: Group of enclosures in Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV15288Related to: Settlement on the western slope of Little and Great Trowlesworthy Tors (Monument)
MDV14148Related to: Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7369 - Survey of Granite Loading Bays at Trowlesworthy, Devon
  • EDV8148 - The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape
  • EDV8155 - Plym Valley Survey

Date Last Edited:Nov 16 2020 2:15PM