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HER Number:MDV52609
Name:Ditch on east side of a Prehistoric Enclosure (G) at Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior


V-shaped ditch around east side of Prehistoric Enclosure (G) at Trowlesworthy Warren


Grid Reference:SX 574 643
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/381

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DITCH (Early Bronze Age to Post Medieval - 2200 BC to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

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

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

V-shaped 'drainage ditch' shown around the east side of Enclosure G.

Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 20, 102.057 (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

V-shaped ditch around north-east side of enclosure. The south end bifurcates to form a second V-shaped drain. A further ditch, 36 metres long, cuts off apex of main ditch. North arm of main drain 65 metres long, south arm 68 metres long; secondary drain to the south with north arm 22 metres long, south arm 17 metres long. Ditches 1.6 metres wide and 0.2 metres deep

English Heritage, 2005, Leats Survey Information (Report - Survey). SDV347529.

Two V-shaped ditches shown on survey.

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

Ditches 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.
SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape. 20, 102.057.
SDV165949Cartographic: Haynes, R. G.. Map of Trowlesworthy Warren. Unknown.
SDV347529Report - Survey: English Heritage. 2005. Leats 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). [Mapped feature: #116727 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV2507Related to: Prehistoric Settlement (G) near Trowlesworthy Tor, Shaugh Prior (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:May 3 2019 10:30AM