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HER Number:MDV59311
Name:Unlikely building on Throwleigh Common

Summary

Previously identified as a building (possible medieval longhouse), survey work in 2007 found no evidence of a building and this was recorded as an uneven hollow.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 659 907
Map Sheet:SX69SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishThrowleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTHROWLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 69 SE 70
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SE/26/36
  • Old SAM Ref: 28694
  • Pastscape: 1476203

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • NATURAL FEATURE (Early Bronze Age to Modern - 2200 BC? to 2013 AD (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 148969, 10/4/1997 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

At SX 6554 9044. Historic rectangular building lying within an earlier coaxial field system on Throwleigh Common. Measures 9.5 metres by 3.6 metres. Wall 1.5 metres wide, 1.1 metres high. Rubble lying in interior, particularly in the upper half. Situated on a relatively steep slope. The doorway is not visible. Divided into two rooms. The upper room measures 3 metres long and is separated from the other one by a 1.2 metres wide scarp. Dense bracken cover.


Butler, J., 1991, Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North, 196, Map 39.1 (Monograph). SDV219155.

Butler's feature 19. Medieval longhouse aligned south-west by north-east and measuring 15.0 metres by 3.7 metres. Incorporated the lower end of a reave as part of its wall.


Newman , P., 2007, Throwleigh Common, Throwleigh, Devon. A 'Premier Archaeological Landscape' within Dartmoor National Park Level 2 Survey Report, 6, figure (Report - Survey). SDV360261.

A longhouse is recorded by Butler at SX6592 9075. No feature could be found that matches that description but an uneven hollow, containing no evidence of a building.


Richards, A. F., 2017, Comment regarding possible building on Throwleigh Common (Personal Comment). SDV235748.

Gerrard apparently gives quite a different grid reference for a building on the Common, which also refers to Butler. As Butler only records one possible longhouse in his Atlas, this is assumed to be the feature at this site, which was identified as an uneven hollow in 2007 survey.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV219155Monograph: Butler, J.. 1991. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Dartmoor Atlas of Antiquities: Volume Two - The North. Two. Paperback Volume. 196, Map 39.1.
SDV235748Personal Comment: Richards, A. F.. 2017. Comment regarding possible building on Throwleigh Common. Not Applicable.
SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 148969, 10/4/1997.
SDV360261Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2007. Throwleigh Common, Throwleigh, Devon. A 'Premier Archaeological Landscape' within Dartmoor National Park Level 2 Survey Report. English Heritage. 40/2007. A4 Bound. 6, figure. [Mapped feature: #96419 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV27495Related to: Throwleigh Common parallel reave system (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7297 - Survey of Throwleigh Common Premier Archaeological Landscape

Date Last Edited:Jul 17 2017 11:04AM