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HER Number:MDV52619
Name:Series of ditches or drainage channels, Shaugh Prior


Series of ditches or drainage channels between several Prehistoric settlements shown on aerial photographs


Grid Reference:SX 575 643
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/390

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DITCH (Early Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

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

A (SX 5752 6434]) survives as 3 connected gullies emanating from the same point. The northern arm measures 28m long, the middle arm is 25m long and the southern arm is 45m long. These gullies measure 0.4m wide by 0.2m deep and appear to be a variation on the more usual V-shape. This is site No.102 067 in the National Trust Upper Plym inventory.

National Trust and English Heritage, 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape, 102.067 (Report - non-specific). SDV166309.

Three connected ditches emanating from same source. North arm 28 metres long; middle arm 25 metres long, southern arm 45 metres long. Ditch 0.3 metres wide by 0.2 metres deep. Oriented north-east to south-west.

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

Features shown on survey of leats to north east and south of a Prehistoric settlement in Trowlesworthy Warren.

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

Features visible on aerial photograph.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV166309Report - non-specific: National Trust and English Heritage. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. 102.130. A4 Comb Bound. 102.067.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital.
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).

Associated Monuments: none recorded

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 8:34AM