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HER Number:MDV103346
Name:Rectilinear Enclosure North of Oxford Cross, Georgeham

Summary

A pale rectilinear banked enclosure is visible as an earthwork and cropmark on aerial photographs between 1946 and 2010. It may pre-date the medieval period and below-ground remains are likely to survive.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 470 413
Map Sheet:SS44SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGeorgeham
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGEORGEHAM

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks and cropmarks of a rectangular enclosure of probable pre-medieval date to north-east of Oxford Cross

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RECTILINEAR ENCLOSURE (Early Bronze Age to Late Medieval - 2200 BC to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

George Braund and Henry Hearn, 1839, Map of the Parish of Georgeham in the county of Devon surveyed for the commutation of Tithe (Cartographic). SDV349926.

No field boundaries are depicted in the location of the cropmark, but the field boundary on the southern side is depicted.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1501, NMR RAF/106G/UK/1501 3265-3266 13-MAY-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349927.

A pale rectilinear banked enclosure is visible as an earthwork.


Next Perspectives, 2010, Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref:, NMR RAF/106G/UK/1631 5107-5108 08-JUL-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349899.

A pale rectilinear banked enclosure is visible as a cropmark.


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

A pale rectilinear banked enclosure is visible as an earthwork and cropmark on aerial photographs between 1946 and 2010. The bank appears to be between 2 and 4 metres in width and encloses an area of 75 by a minimum of 60 metres, as the south-east side is not clear. The south eastern part seems to have been bisected by a later hedgebank; this extant field boundary is curvilinear and likely to be medieval, but changes direction where it intersects with the enclosure, and the enclosure probably predates it. Below ground remains are likely to survive.

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
SDV349899Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2010. Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref:. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs. Digital. NMR RAF/106G/UK/1631 5107-5108 08-JUL-1946. [Mapped feature: #62819 ]
SDV349926Cartographic: George Braund and Henry Hearn. 1839. Map of the Parish of Georgeham in the county of Devon surveyed for the commutation of Tithe. Tithe Map.
SDV349927Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK/1501. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR RAF/106G/UK/1501 3265-3266 13-MAY-1946.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Sep 16 2015 11:10AM