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HER Number:MDV52585
Name:Enclosure with hut, Trowlesworthy Warren

Summary

A sub-square enclosure incorporating a solitary hut circle and small rectangular structure. 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 and north-west sides.

Location

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

  • National Monuments Record: SX 56 SE 20
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/88/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 22358
  • Pastscape: 439163

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SX56SE20 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV147055.

(23/05/1977) SX 5717 6470. The remains of a homestead consisting of an oval enclosure, at least 40m diameter, lie on a gently, well drained south-west facing slope, 280m above OD. A type 1 hut circle, internal diameter 5.0m, wall 1.5m thick, is built on the line of the wall and terraced into the slope. (Type site: SX 56 SE 19). 1:10 000 Survey on P.F.D.

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

(04/04/1995) Sub-rectangular enclosure at SX 5718 6471 is 42m by 36m defined by 2 metre wide and 0.3m high rubble bank. Part of eastern 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.

Robertson, J. G., 1994, The Archaeology of the Upper Plym Valley (Post-Graduate Thesis). SDV139549.

Hut circle, enclosure and rectangular structure depicted and described by Robertson.

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.

Probert, S. A. J. + Fletcher, M. J., 2002, Plym Valley survey, 439163, SX56SE20 (Report - Survey). SDV350782.

(26/02/2001) Centred SX 5717 6471. A sub-square enclosure incorporating a solitary hut circle and small rectangular structure. 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 and north-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.
The enclosure and the area below the clayworks leat are crossed by several dozen short drainage ditches the dimensions of which are similar to those recorded by Ordnance Survey in 1977.

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.

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.
SDV139549Post-Graduate Thesis: Robertson, J. G.. 1994. The Archaeology of the Upper Plym Valley. Edinburgh University. Unknown.
SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape. 36, 102. 101.
SDV147055Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SX56SE20. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140345.
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. 439163, SX56SE20.
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #125004 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV52586Parent of: Building by enclosure, Trowlesworthy Warren (Building)
MDV2535Parent of: Hut with enclosure adjacent to Lee Moor China Clay Leat, Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV52643Related to: Ditch cutting through enclosure, Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV24933Related to: Lee Moor China Clay Leat, 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:Mar 31 2020 12:21PM