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HER Number:MDV52622
Name:Ditch cutting through enclosure in Trowlesworthy Warren

Summary

Curvilinear, V-shaped ditch, running through enclosure MDV15290. Bank, 1.0 metre wide by 0.1 metre high, lies on west side of eastern element. Bank 1.5 metres wide by 0.2 metres high on southern side of western element. Western element 85 metres long, 1.0 metres wide, 0.6 metres deep. Eastern element 55 metres long, 0.3 metres wide by 0.3 metres deep. Oriented north-east by south-west.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 575 642
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/472

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DITCH (XVIII to XIX - 1751 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

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

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140709, (13/04/1995) (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

One six animal runs surviving in close proximity to each other, as a series of separate and interconnected gullies situated within a partially enclosed hut settlement.
C (SX 5761 6422). Irregular in shape and measures 140m long, 1m wide and up to 0.6m deep. This animal run cuts an enclosure in two places. This is site No.102 075 in the National Trust Upper Plym inventory.
These gullies probably represent a complex system of animal runs in which rabbits and vermin could have been trapped.

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

Butler depicts ditch.

National Trust and English Heritage, 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape, 28, 102.075, (estimated 1987) (Report - non-specific). SDV166309.

Curvilinear, V-shaped ditch, running through enclosure MDV15290. Bank, 1.0 metre wide by 0.1 metre high, lies on west side of eastern element. Bank 1.5 metres wide by 0.2 metres high on southern side of western element. Western element 85 metres long, 1.0 metres wide, 0.6 metres deep. Eastern element 55 metres long, 0.3 metres wide by 0.3 metres deep. Oriented north-east by south-west.

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Ditch is visible on the aerial photography.

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 51.1.
SDV165949Cartographic: Haynes, R. G.. Map of Trowlesworthy Warren. Unknown.
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. 28, 102.075, (estimated 1987).
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140709, (13/04/1995).
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #94395 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV15290Related to: Agglomerated enclosure with huts, Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV128277Related to: Ditch or animal run in enclosure, Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV52607Related to: Ditch or animal run in enclosure, Trowlesworthy Warren (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:May 12 2020 12:18PM