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HER Number:MDV52586
Name:Building on east side of Prehistoric Enclosure (A) in Trowleswortyh Warren, Shaugh Prior


Building on the east side of Prehistoric Enclosure (A) in Trowleswortyh 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/88/2
  • Old SAM Ref: 22358

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUILDING (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140343 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 4th April 1995. Rectangular building situated within an earlier Prehistoric enclosure. Lies immediately west of Lee Moor China Clay leat embankment. Internal measurements 5.5 metres by 3.9 metres with a rubble wall 1.4 metres wide and 0.5 metres high. A 1.1 metre gap in west wall may represent a doorway.

Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 36, 102.101c (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

Rectangular structure consisting of turf bank in which a few stones are visible. A 1.1 metre gap in south-west sector may indicate an entrance. Eastern sector has been obliterated in construction of leat to the east.

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

Rectangular feature shown on survey.

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

Rectangular building shown on modern mapping.

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

At SX 57196472 is a rectangular structure measuring 6.1 metres north to south by 3.5 metres internally with turf covered walls 1.0 metre wide and 0.6 metres high. An entrance lies centrally in the west wall. This feature is adjoined by one of the Prehistoric enclosure walls and seemingly overlain by the bank supporting the clayworks leat. The form of this structure suggests that it is not of Prehistoric origin.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape. 36, 102.101c.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140343.
SDV345521Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV362732Website: National Monuments Record. 2019. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 439163, SX56SE20.

Associated Monuments

MDV52585Part of: Prehistoric Enclosure (A) in Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2535Related to: 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 3:44PM