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HER Number:MDV111027
Name:Mortuary Enclosure or Long Barrow North of Stevenstone Barton

Summary

A possible Mortuary Enclosure or Long Barrow of possible Neolithic Date is visible on the gentle south-east facing lower slopes of a shallow combe north of Stevenstone Barton, Upton Pyne as cropmark on aerial photographs of 1992.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 906 001
Map Sheet:SS90SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishUpton Pyne
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUPTON PYNE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LONG BARROW? (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2201 BC (Between))
  • MORTUARY ENCLOSURE? (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2201 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1992, OS/92359 V, OS/92359 V 7-8 20-JUN-1992 (Aerial Photograph). SDV358055.

A curvilinear enclosure is visible as a cropmark. Map object based on this source.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R., 2014-2015, East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV356883.

A possible mortuary enclosure or long barrow of possible Neolithic Date is visible on the gentle south-east facing lower slopes of a shallow combe north of Stevenstone Barton, Upton Pyne as cropmark on aerial photographs of 1992.
The visible cropmark is between 1 to 2 metres wide, enclosing an area 85 by 13 metres in size. The enclosure is orientated north-west to south-east, aligned along floor of the slight combe of a spring-fed tributary to the stream to the south. The north-western terminus is curved in plan; the south-eastern terminus is less clear but appears more regular in form, possibly incorporating an entrance. This site is slightly larger than the similar example to the south and east (MDV57143). Further work, including geophysical survey is recommended.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
  • Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1992. OS/92359 V. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/92359 V 7-8 20-JUN-1992.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6530 - The East and Mid-Devon Rivers Catchment NMP project (Ref: ACD613)
  • EDV6924 - The Blackdown Hills AONB and East Devon River Catchments NMP project (Ref: ACD1228)

Date Last Edited:Dec 17 2015 3:57PM