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HER Number:MDV32083
Name:Ditch near enclosure by Lee Moor China Clay Works Leat

Summary

V-shaped gully. Northern arm measures 60m long, 0.7m wide by 0.5m deep and the bank of material thrown up during its construction lies downslope and measures 1.3m wide and up to 0.4m high. The southern arm measures 45m long, 0.9m wide and 0.5m deep and the associated bank measures 1.3m wide and 0.5m high. Gullies such as this are generally considered to be drains, though their location on steep, well drained slopes suggests that some at least may have served as animal runs leading to vermin traps. The southern arm of this gully cuts through enclosure SX56SE/326.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 573 638
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 102
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/368
  • Old SAM Ref: 24229
  • Pastscape: 439393

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DITCH (XVIII to XIX - 1751 AD to 1900 AD (Between))
  • VERMIN TRAP (XVIII to XIX - 1751 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Haynes, R. G., Map of Trowlesworthy Warren (Cartographic). SDV165949.

Mercer, R. J., 1987, An Archaeological Field Survey of the Upper Plym Valley, Dartmoor 1982-1986, 32 (Report - Survey). SDV165948.

Ditch V-shaped in plan, intended to keep the interior dry. Southern arm cuts through hut circle, see SX56SE/326. Dimensions: length of north arm 60m, length of south arm 45m by breadth 0.90m by depth 0.50m.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140532 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

(10/03/1994) SX 5734 6384. The northern arm of this V-shaped gully measures 60m long, 0.7m wide by 0.5m deep and the bank of material thrown up during its construction lies downslope and measures 1.3m wide and up to 0.4m high. The southern arm measures 45m long, 0.9m wide and 0.5m deep and the associated bank measures 1.3m wide and 0.5m high.
Gullies such as this are generally considered to be drains, though their location on steep, well drained slopes suggests that some at least may have served as animal runs leading to vermin traps. The southern arm of this gully cuts through enclosure SX56SE/326.

Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 11, 102.032 (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

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

Depicted on the GIS leats layer, based on the 2002 Plym Valley survey visits.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape. 11, 102.032.
SDV165948Report - Survey: Mercer, R. J.. 1987. An Archaeological Field Survey of the Upper Plym Valley, Dartmoor 1982-1986. Edinburgh Archaeological Services. A4 Comb Bound. 32.
SDV165949Cartographic: Haynes, R. G.. Map of Trowlesworthy Warren. Unknown.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140532.
SDV350782Report - Survey: Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J.. 2002. Plym Valley survey. English Heritage Archaeological Investigation Report. Unknown.

Associated Monuments

MDV32114Related to: Unlikely hut near the Lee Moor China Clay Works Leat (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:May 12 2020 3:32PM