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Submitted by TheCaptain on Wednesday, 22 May 2013  Page Views: 2290

Multi-periodSite Name: Trowlesworthy Tor settlement Alternative Name: Trowlesworthy Warren
Country: England County: Devon Type: Ancient Village or Settlement
Nearest Town: Plymouth
Map Ref: SX57506445
Latitude: 50.462520N  Longitude: 4.009062W
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
4 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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Catrinm visited on 29th Jan 2022 - their rating: Cond: 2 Amb: 4 Access: 3 Very recognisable buildings - is it iron age or earlier

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Trowlesworthy Tor settlement
Trowlesworthy Tor settlement submitted by theCaptain : The slopes of Trowlesworthy Tor are seen in the background of this pic. Some of the multitudinous remains of the well preserved settlement can be seen, a couple of the circular enclosures clear to the left and one above the leat between markerstone and tor. (Vote or comment on this photo)
On the western slopes of Trowlesworthy Tor, well above the marshes surrounding Blacka Brook are the well spread out remains of a large settlement, consisting of more than half a dozen large enclosures and related hut circles.

Some of the higher remains, above the Lee Moor clay works leat are in very good condition, and it can be seen that much of the enclosure walling consists of double faced walling made with some very large slabs.

Update December 2019: This site is featured on the Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks (PDW) website - see their entries for the Trowlesworthy Warren Enclosed Settlement and the Trowlesworthy, Settlements, Stone Row & Cairn Circle.

This settlement is also recorded as Pastscape Monument No. 439142, as MDV2507 (Prehistoric Settlement (G) near Trowlesworthy Tor, Shaugh Prior) on the Devon and Dartmoor HER, and scheduled as part of Historic England List Entry No. 1019084 (Partially enclosed stone hut circle settlement and post-medieval warren structures on the western slope of Little and Great Trowlesworthy Tors).
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Trowlesworthy Tor settlement
Trowlesworthy Tor settlement submitted by Catrinm : Trowlesworthy hut circles (Vote or comment on this photo)

Trowlesworthy Tor settlement
Trowlesworthy Tor settlement submitted by Catrinm : Lovely recognisable hut circles (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Nearby Images from Geograph Britain and Ireland:
SX5764 : Vermin Trap and Prehistoric Enclosure Wall at Trowlesworthy by Sandy Gerrard
by Sandy Gerrard
SX5764 : Lee Moor Leat by Guy Wareham
by Guy Wareham
SX5764 : Little Trowlesworthy Tor by Derek Harper
by Derek Harper
SX5764 : Little Trowlesworthy Tor by jeff collins
by jeff collins
SX5764 : Little Trowlesworthy Tor by Chris Andrews
by Chris Andrews

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 103m NNW 329° Trowlesworthy Tor north settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX5745064540)
 473m S 172° Trowlesworthy West circle* Stone Circle (SX57556398)
 473m NW 311° Trowlesworthy Warren Cairn (SX57156477)
 482m S 183° Trowlesworthy West row* Stone Row / Alignment (SX57466397)
 493m SSE 161° Trowlesworthy East circle* Stone Circle (SX57656398)
 515m S 186° Trowlesworthy West enclosure* Ring Cairn (SX57436394)
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 1.0km N 3° Legis Tor Ossuary* Cist (SX5757365470)
 1.0km N 352° Legis Tor Cairns* Cist (SX57396548)
 1.0km E 88° Upper Spanish Lake* Cist (SX58546445)
 1.0km NE 42° Willing Walls Reave Ring Cairn (SX58226520)
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 1.1km NE 43° Willing Walls Warren Cairn Circle* Cairn (SX5826665227)
 1.1km N 358° Legis Tor East* Cairn (SX57496554)
 1.1km SE 129° Hanging Stone (Lee Moor)* Standing Stone (Menhir) (SX58376371)
 1.2km SE 130° Lee Moor South* Stone Row / Alignment (SX5835963682)
 1.2km NE 40° Lee Moor (Willings Walls) Cist* Cist (SX58286534)
 1.4km NW 316° Ringmoor Down Cairn 1* Cairn (SX56566549)
 1.5km NW 314° Brisworthy* Stone Circle (SX5646765489)
 1.5km SE 128° Shell Top Chambered Cairn* Cairn (SX58666349)
 1.5km NNE 33° Ditsworthy Circle* Cairn (SX58376570)
 1.6km SE 135° Lee Moor Settlement* Ancient Village or Settlement (SX586633)
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Re: Trowlesworthy Tor settlement by Catrinm on Sunday, 30 January 2022
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Anyone know if this is bronze age or iron age?
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