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HER Number:MDV61232
Name:Ditch at Trowlesworthy Warren Farmstead, Shaugh Prior


Probable draingae ditch to the south-west of Trowlesworthy Warren Farmstead courtyard wall


Grid Reference:SX 567 647
Map Sheet:SX56SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishShaugh Prior
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSHAUGH PRIOR

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX56SE/198/125

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DITCH (XVIII to XX - 1751 AD to 1950 AD (Between))

Full description

National Trust, 1997, An Archaeological Watching Brief on Electricity Supply to Trowlesworthy Warren Farm (Report - Watching Brief). SDV149633.

Site visited in March 1997. Probable drainage ditch in north to south alignment, 6.7 to 7 metres south-west of farm courtyard wall. The south side lay against a large granite boulder which formed the east side of stone drain. Approximately 2 metres wide, with a maximum depth of 0.50 metres, with fill of mid brown silty clay which contained no dating evidence. Probably drainage ditch which preceded stone capped drain dating from within life of present farm.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV149633Report - Watching Brief: National Trust. 1997. An Archaeological Watching Brief on Electricity Supply to Trowlesworthy Warren Farm. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. [Mapped feature: #39258 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV14148Part of: Trowlesworthy Warren, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV61235Related to: Ditch south of Trowlesworthy Farmstead, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV61233Related to: Drain at Trowlesworthy Warren Farmstead, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV76847Related to: Trowlesworthy Warren Farmstead, Shaugh Prior (Monument)
MDV14368Related to: Trowlesworthy Warren House, Shaugh Prior (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7369 - Survey of Granite Loading Bays at Trowlesworthy, Devon
  • EDV7438 - Survey of field boundaries at Trowlesworthy Warren Farm
  • EDV8148 - The Upper Plym Valley: The Management of an Historic Landscape

Date Last Edited:Sep 13 2019 11:05AM