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HER Number:MDV56764
Name:Enclosure south-west of Great Trowlesworthy Tor

Summary

Prehistorice Enclosure (F) south-west of Great Trowlesworthy Tor containing one hut circle

Location

Grid Reference:SX 575 641
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/10/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 24233
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 140710 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Site visited on 13th April 1995. Simple enclosure forming part of a partially enclosed stone hut circle settlement. Survives as a 62 metre by 56 metre sub-oval area surrounded by a 2 metre wide and 0.5 metres high orthostatic and rubble wall. One stone hut circle is visible within the enclosure. The enclosure wall has been cut by a Post-Medieval leat and V-shaped animal run.

Butler, J., 1994, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Three - The South-West, 157, Map 51, Figure 51.1 (Monograph). SDV137656.

Enclosure F is poorly defined with a single hut with the remains of an annexe on the uphill side.

Thackray, C., 1994, The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape, 18/102.053a (Report - non-specific). SDV143510.

Poorly defined enclosure 62 by 56 metres with a wall 1.5 - 2 metres wide by 0.5 metres high located within a clitter field. The wall is composed of large boulders including some earthfast stones in the south and south-east sectors. A gap in the southern sector may indicate an entrance.

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

Enclosure shown on survey.

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

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Enclosure depicted on the modern mapping. Doesn't entirely cover the area of the enclosure on the northern side, when compared with the 2010 aerial photography.

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

Most of the enclosure is visible on aerial photograph.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording forms, UPTR-22 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

(14/09/2020) Condition assessed as good; vegetation growth is having an impact on the enclosure and hut.

Various, 2018-2020, PALs Condition Recording photographs (Photograph). SDV363073.

Features photographed darting September 2020 visit.

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. 157, Map 51, Figure 51.1.
SDV143510Report - non-specific: Thackray, C.. 1994. The Upper Plym Valley: the management of an historic landscape. 18/102.053a.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 140710.
SDV345521Cartographic: English Heritage. 2005-2008. Prehistoric Survey Information. English Heritage. Digital.
SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #116414 ]
SDV361462Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015-2017. 2015-2017 Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UPTR-22.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2020. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV2410Parent of: Hut in enclosure south-west of Great Trowlesworthy Tor (Monument)
MDV15290Related to: Agglomerated enclosure with huts, Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV52607Related to: Ditch or animal run in enclosure, Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV2475Related to: Enclosure with hut south-east of Trowlesworthy Warren House (Monument)
MDV15291Related to: Enclosure with huts and later animal pens, Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV2532Related to: Enclosure with huts in Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV2507Related to: Enclosure with huts near Trowlesworthy Tor, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV2530Related to: Enclosure with huts, Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV52635Related to: Enclosure within Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV2534Related to: Enclosure within Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV15294Related to: Enclosures within Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV15292Related to: Group of enclosures in Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV2508Related to: Hut with annex between enclosures at Trowlesworthy Tor (Monument)
MDV15293Related to: Prehistoric Enclosure (L) within Trowlesworthy Warren (Monument)
MDV15288Related to: Settlement on the western slope of Little and Great Trowlesworthy Tors (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:Nov 16 2020 3:10PM