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HER Number:MDV102358
Name:Possible cropmark enclosure, east of Knotty Corner

Summary

A possible rectilinear ditched enclosure of unknown but possibly prehistoric date is visible on aerial photographs of 1971 as a cropmark to the east of Knotty Corner, Alwington.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 415 246
Map Sheet:SS42SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAlwington
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishALWINGTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RECTILINEAR ENCLOSURE (Early Bronze Age to Roman - 2200 BC to 409 AD)

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158, DCC RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158 5030-5031 19-APR-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349143.

Fragmentary cropmarks of the ditched enclosure are visible.


Meridian Airmaps Limited, 1971, MAL/71027, NMR MAL/71027 145-146 27-APR-1971 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349074.

A cropmark of a ditched rectilinear enclosure is visible.


Ordnance Survey, 1992, OS/92242, NMR OS/92242 056 07-JUL-1992 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349087.

A cropmark of a ditched rectilinear enclosure is visible. An east to west field boundary has been removed, revealing the continuation of the cropmark across the line of the former boundary.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S., 2011 - 2012, North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV349018.

A possible rectilinear ditched enclosure is visible on aerial photographs of 1971 as a narrow and incomplete cropmark on a moderate south-west facing slope to the west of Winscott, Alwington. Although the south-western corner of the enclosure cannot be seen, the visible cropmark of the ditch is up to 4 metres wide and appears to enclose an area circa 65 by 52 metres in size. To 1971 the cropmark is bisected by an east-west field boundary of probable post-medieval date. This boundary is removed by 1992 revealing the cropmark continuing under the line of the former boundary, although the southern portion of the enclosure cropmark is less clearly visible. The date of the possible enclosure is unknown, but it might be later prehistoric or Roman date in origin. No internal features have been identified.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV349018Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S.. 2011 - 2012. North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. ACD383/2/1. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV349074Aerial Photograph: Meridian Airmaps Limited. 1971. MAL/71027. Meridian Airmaps Limited Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR MAL/71027 145-146 27-APR-1971.
SDV349087Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1992. OS/92242. Ordnance Survey Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR OS/92242 056 07-JUL-1992.
SDV349143Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DCC RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158 5030-5031 19-APR-1946.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6132 - North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty NMP Project

Date Last Edited:May 29 2012 4:25PM