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HER Number:MDV102576
Name:Possible prehistoric enclosure, east of South Hole Farm

Summary

A possible ditch and bank defined enclosure of possible prehistoric date is visible as a faint cropmark on aerial photographs of 1954.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 459 388
Map Sheet:SS43NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGeorgeham
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGEORGEHAM

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Cropmarks of possible prehistoric settlement Enclosure, east of South Hole farm

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CURVILINEAR ENCLOSURE (Late Bronze Age to Roman - 1000 BC to 409 AD)

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1954, RAF/540/1266 (F22), NMR RAF/540/1266 F22 0058-0059 08-MAR-1954 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349931.

A faint cropmark is visible.


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

A possible ditch and bank defined irregularly shaped enclosure is visible as a faint cropmark on aerial photographs of 1954. The cropmark is not visible on earlier or later aerial photographs, and appears incomplete in 1954, fading eastwards as the possible enclosure crosses a divide between two areas of cultivation of different crops within the same field. Internally, the visible extent of the possible enclosure measures circa 65 metres north to south and circa 40 metres east to west before fading from view. The date of the possible enclosure is unknown, but it is possibly later prehistoric in date. Further field investigation is required to confirm the presence or absence of the enclosure.

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
SDV349931Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1954. RAF/540/1266 (F22). Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR RAF/540/1266 F22 0058-0059 08-MAR-1954.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Jun 1 2018 2:57PM