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HER Number:MDV32061
Name:D-shaped platform in settlement, Trowlesworthy Warren

Summary

Possible building platform, associated with a solitary hut circle with annexe and three attached enclosures, forming a small settlement on the lower south-west flank of Little Trowlesworthy Tor. The levelled platform is D-shaped and measures 4.6m north-south by 7.4m is bounded by a turf covered stony bank 1.4m wide and 0.3m high.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 571 643
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 SE 230
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/237/4
  • Pastscape: 1360500

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • (Former Type) HUT CIRCLE (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))
  • PLATFORM (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

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

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140676 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 10th April 1995. Hut circle (c) at SX 57206432. This building is of the simple plan and rubble bank walling type. Interior is D-shaped, 7 metres by 4 metres and is surrounded by a 2.2 metre wide wall standing up to 0.4 metres high. This is site Number 102 020e in the National Trust Upper Plym inventory.

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

One of four hut circles associated with Enclosure (M).

Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 8, 102 020e (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

D-shaped hut circle, attached to enclosure wall. Wall is constructed of small turf-covered stones. A hollow within the wall in northern sector measures 0.90 metres by 0.80 metres and 0.15 metres deep. Diameter 7.50 metres by 4.70 metres internally and 11.50 metres by 8.70 metres externally with walls 0.20 metres high.

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

(23/05/2002) Possible building platform, along with a solitary hut circle and annexe and three attached enclosures recorded, forming a small settlement on the lower south-west flank of Little Trowlesworthy Tor.
SX 5720 6433. A D-shaped levelled platform 4.6m north-south by 7.4m is bounded by a turf covered stony bank 1.4m wide and 0.3m high.

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.

Feature visible on aerial photograph.

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

Rectangular feature shown on modern mapping.

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 management of an historic landscape. 8, 102 020e.
SDV165948Report - Survey: Mercer, R. J.. 1987. An Archaeological Field Survey of the Upper Plym Valley, Dartmoor 1982-1986. Edinburgh Archaeological Services. A4 Comb Bound. 20e.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140676.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV350782Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J.. 2002. Plym Valley survey. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #124775 ]
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV15292Part of: Group of enclosures in Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV15292Related to: Group of enclosures in Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV15292Related to: Group of enclosures in Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV15292Part of: Group of enclosures in Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV15292Related to: Group of enclosures in Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV15292Related to: Group of enclosures in Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV15292Part of: Group of enclosures in Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV15292Related to: Group of enclosures in Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV15292Related to: Group of enclosures in Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV32058Related to: Hut with annexe near enclosures within Trowlesworthy Warren (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:Mar 16 2020 4:04PM