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Submitted by TheCaptain on Tuesday, 21 May 2013  Page Views: 2086

Multi-periodSite Name: Shadyback Tor settlement
Country: England County: Devon Type: Ancient Village or Settlement
Nearest Town: Plymouth  Nearest Village: Lee Moor
Map Ref: SX566650
Latitude: 50.467243N  Longitude: 4.021945W
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
3 Ambience:
2Not Good
0No data.
4 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
3 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data

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Shadyback Tor settlement
Shadyback Tor settlement submitted by TheCaptain : Some of the enclosures and hut circles of Shadyback Tor settlement can be seen here to the right of the picture in the middle distance, beyond Brisworthy Stone Cirrcle. (Vote or comment on this photo)
To the west of Trowlesworthy Warren farmhouse, on a high spur of land jutting into the river Plym, are the remains of a fairly large settlement, consisting of several enclosed pounds with their hut circles.

Much of the remains have been destroyed in more recent times, with the construction of several warren buries and vermin traps amongst the enclosures.

Update December 2019: This site is featured on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website - see their entry for the Shadyback Tor Settlement. The site is also recorded as Pastscape Monument No. 439169, as MDV56780 (Prehistoric Enclosure (B) to the south-west of Shadyback Tor, Shaugh Prior) on the Devon and Dartmoor HER, and scheduled as part of Historic England List Entry No. 1020323 (Prehistoric and historic archaeological landscape at Trowlesworthy Warren).
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Nearby Images from Geograph Britain and Ireland:
SX5665 : Small unnamed Tor by jeff collins
by jeff collins
SX5665 : Crossing the Plym? by Graham Horn
by Graham Horn
SX5665 : Plym valley by Guy Wareham
by Guy Wareham
SX5665 : River Plym by Derek Harper
by Derek Harper
SX5665 : River Plym above Brisworthy by Derek Harper
by Derek Harper

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 491m N 354° Ringmoor Down Cairn 1* Cairn (SX56566549)
 507m NNW 343° Brisworthy* Stone Circle (SX5646765489)
 595m ESE 111° Trowlesworthy Warren Cairn (SX57156477)
 639m WNW 283° Brisworthy Cup Stone* Rock Art (SX55986516)
 669m ENE 62° Legis Tor Enclosures* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX572653)
 760m N 358° Ringmoor Down Cairn 2* Cairn (SX56596576)
 824m NNW 344° Ringmoor Down* Barrow Cemetery (SX56406580)
 853m NNW 340° Ringmoor Down stone circle* Stone Circle (SX56336581)
 922m ENE 57° Legis Tor Cairns* Cist (SX57396548)
 964m ESE 117° Trowlesworthy Tor north settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX5745064540)
 1.0km NNW 330° Ringmoor Down Cairn 4* Ring Cairn (SX5610265907)
 1.0km NNW 333° Ringmoor Down Cairn 3* Cairn (SX5615465937)
 1.0km ENE 57° Legis Tor East* Cairn (SX57496554)
 1.1km ESE 120° Trowlesworthy Tor settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX57506445)
 1.1km ENE 63° Legis Tor Ossuary* Cist (SX5757365470)
 1.2km N 349° Ringmoor Down Stone Row* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX56416617)
 1.3km WSW 255° Cadover Cross* Ancient Cross (SX553647)
 1.3km SE 139° Trowlesworthy West row* Stone Row / Alignment (SX57466397)
 1.3km SE 140° Trowlesworthy West enclosure* Ring Cairn (SX57436394)
 1.4km SE 136° Trowlesworthy West circle* Stone Circle (SX57556398)
 1.5km SE 133° Trowlesworthy East circle* Stone Circle (SX57656398)
 1.5km SE 136° Trowlesworthy* Barrow Cemetery (SX57606390)
 1.5km SE 137° Trowlesworthy East row* Multiple Stone Rows / Avenue (SX57626383)
 1.6km E 82° Willing Walls Warren Ring Cairn Ring Cairn (SX58186517)
 1.6km E 81° Willing Walls Reave Ring Cairn (SX58226520)
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