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HER Number:MDV52585
Name:Prehistoric Enclosure (A) in Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior


Prehistoric Enclosure (A) in Trowlesworthy Warren


Grid Reference:SX 571 647
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/88/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 22358

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

'Hut Circle' shown on 19th century map.

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140345 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 4th April 1995. Sub-rectangular enclosure at SX57186471 is 42 metres by 36 metres defined by 2 metre wide and 0.3 metre high rubble bank. Part of e circuit underlies a later bank associated with Lee Moor China Clay leat. Two small breaks in western circuit result from construction of V-shaped gully. Enclosure wall is attached to hut circle which appears to predate the enclosure.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 156, Map 51, Figure 51.1 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Prehistoric Enclosure (A) incomplete on the south side with two surviving hut circles on the perimeter.

Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 36, 102. 101 (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

Poorly-preserved sub-rectangular enclosure 42 metres by 36 metres with a wall 2 metres wide by 0.3 metres high composed of turf-covered stones. Few stones visible. The south-east side has been destroyed by the construction of a drain and a track.

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

Enclosure shown on survey.

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

Enclosure visible on aerial photograph.

National Monuments Record, 2019, Pastscape, 439163, SX56SE20 (Website). SDV362732.

The enclosure measures 38 metres north-east to south-west by 40 metres internally with banks 2.0 metres wide and 0.7 metres high on the north-east andnorth-west sides. The south-west side of the enclosure is marked by a stony scarp 0.7 metres high. The east side of the enclosure has been removed or overlain by the clayworks leat and the south side has been almost completely destroyed by the construction of one of the later drainage channels. Only a short length of original bank survives immediately downslope of the leat. There are no obvious original entrances.

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. 156, Map 51, Figure 51.1.
SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape. 36, 102. 101.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140345.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV345521Report - Survey: 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).
SDV362732Website: National Monuments Record. 2019. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 439163, SX56SE20.

Associated Monuments

MDV52586Parent of: Building on east side of Prehistoric Enclosure (A) in Trowleswortyh Warren, Shaugh Prior (Building)
MDV2535Parent of: Hut Circle within Prehistoric Enclosure (A) at Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV24933Related to: Lee Moor China Clay Leat (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:May 3 2019 3:43PM