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HER Number:MDV102408
Name:Platform north-east of Clovelly Dykes

Summary

A subrectangular platform is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs between the 1940s and 2007. It is interpreted as a possible building platform of medieval or post-medieval date. Any building was presumably removed before the mid nineteenth century but the platform is likely to survive as an earthwork.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 312 236
Map Sheet:SS32SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishClovelly
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishCLOVELLY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUILDING PLATFORM (Early Medieval to XIX - 1066 AD to 1840 AD (Between))

Full description

T Woodmas & Co, Surveyors., 1840, Map of the Parish of Clovelly, Devon (Cartographic). SDV349395.

Several small enclosures are depicted on the eastern side of the road, with several houses to the north.


Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

The northernmost two sides of the platform are depicted as field boundaries.


Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF CPE/UK/1989, NMR RAF CPE/UK/1989 1002-1003 12-APR-1947 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349551.

A subrectangular platform is visible as an earthwork.


Next Perspectives, 2007, Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref:, Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref: SS3123 22-AUG-2007 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349178.

A dark linear cropmark defines the edge of the platform.


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

A subrectangular platform is visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs between the 1940s and 2007. It is sited next to the road and adjacent to a sunken routeway that leads to a well, both of which are depicted on the 1880s Ordnance Survey mapping. It is likely to have been a building platform, as the 1840 Tithe map shows settlement on this side of the road as well as to the west. The building was presumably removed before the mid nineteenth century and may have had a post-medieval or medieval date. The platform is likely to survive as an earthwork.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
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
SDV349178Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2007. Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref:. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref: SS3123 22-AUG-2007.
SDV349395Cartographic: T Woodmas & Co, Surveyors.. 1840. Map of the Parish of Clovelly, Devon. Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV349551Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF CPE/UK/1989. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR RAF CPE/UK/1989 1002-1003 12-APR-1947. [Mapped feature: #61860 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Jul 3 2012 12:03PM