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HER Number:MDV4843
Name:Enclosure north of Soar Mill Cove


Enclosure to the north of Soar Mill Cove may represent the site of a Danish settlement


Grid Reference:SX 694 382
Map Sheet:SX63NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMalborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishMALBOROUGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Enclosure, possibly a Danish settlement, north of Soar Mill Cove

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX63NE/10

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)

Full description

OS CITING DAVIDSON, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV140352.

Soar mill cove. Hawkins described a "danish camp" (unattributed). At berry park on boltberry down is a quadrangular enclosure about 120 feet square, with a circular tumulus at each corner. Nearby is a similar work. The earthworks which command extensive views of the sea and coastline are said to be the remains of a danish settlement (os citing davidson).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV140353.

Davidson, j. /notes on the antiquities of devon before the norman conquest/ (1861)57-8.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV140354.

Donne, b. /map of devon/(1765).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV140355.


Sources / Further Reading

  • Migrated Record: OS CITING DAVIDSON.
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Associated Monuments

MDV5873Related to: Stone alignment with cist on Lakehead Hill (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6587 - Bolt Tail

Date Last Edited:Mar 11 2008 12:22PM