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HER Number:MDV2557
Name:Enclosure south-west of Great Trowlesworthy Tor

Summary

Sub-circular enclosure defined by row of single boulders. A stone wall is situated to the north-east, 11 metres long and 0.2 metres high. Diameter 9 metres by height 0.3 metres. In a group of monuments including a prehistoric stone alignment, kerbed cairn, as well as medieval or later pillow mounds, a vermin trap and animal runs.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 575 640
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/99
  • Old SAM Ref: 24229

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Mercer, R. J., 1987, An Archaeological Field Survey of the Upper Plym Valley, Dartmoor 1982-1986, 40 (Report - Survey). SDV165948.

Sub-circular enclosure defined by row of single boulders. A stone wall is situated to the north-east, 11 metres long and 0.2 metres high. Diameter 9 metres by height 0.3 metres. SX5752 6400.


Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140526, 10/3/1994 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Enclosure survives as irregular area measuring 10 metres by 9 metres and is defined by a series of edge set rocks and rubble. A 12 metre long, 1.5 metre wide and 0.2 metre high rubble bank leads east from the north-east side of the enclosure.


National Trust and English Heritage, 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape, pg 13/ 102 040 (Report - non-specific). SDV166309.

Sub-circular enclosure defined by row of single boulders. A stone wall is situated to the north-east, 11 metres long and 0.2 metres high. Dimeter of enclosure is 9 metres, height 0.3 metres. 274 metres OD, SX5752 6400.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV165948Report - Survey: Mercer, R. J.. 1987. An Archaeological Field Survey of the Upper Plym Valley, Dartmoor 1982-1986. Edinburgh Archaeological Services. A4 Comb Bound. 40. [Mapped feature: #13649 ]
SDV166309Report - non-specific: National Trust and English Heritage. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. 102.130. A4 Comb Bound. pg 13/ 102 040.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140526, 10/3/1994.

Associated Monuments

MDV49509Related to: Cairn at end of stone row south-west of Great Trowlesworthy Tor (Monument)
MDV57381Related to: Possible pillow mound by stone row south-west of Great Trowlesworthy Tor (Monument)
MDV2415Related to: Stone Row 550 metres south-west of Great Trowlesworthy Tor (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Oct 23 2015 9:08AM