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HER Number:MDV10685
Name:Ring-in-the-Mire

Summary

Oval depression at the junction of three parishes.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 154 959
Map Sheet:SY19NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGittisham
Civil ParishHoniton
Civil ParishSidmouth
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishHONITON
Ecclesiastical ParishSIDBURY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthworks of two prehistoric barrows and Ring-in-the-Mire ancient pond, located at the junction of three parish boundaries (Gittisham/Sidbury and Honiton) marked on Parish Tithe Maps c. AD 1840, at the southern end of Gittisham Hill

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY19NE/7
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PIT (Unknown date)
  • POND (Unknown date)

Full description

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

'Ring-in-the-Mire' marked.


Worth, R. H., 1902, 21st Report of the Barrow Committee, 129, 139 (Article in Serial). SDV20971.

Ring-in-the-Mire. A flint flake was found here.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

'Ring-in-the-Mire' marked.


Simpson, S. J. + Noble, S., 1993, Archaeological Survey and Management Study of Areas on Gittisham Hill, Farway Hill, and Broad Down, East Devon, 14 (Report - Survey). SDV123162.

Oval depression at junction of 3 parish boundaries. 27 metres northeast to southwest, 20 metres northwest to southeast, circa 1 metre deep. Stable and dry. Probably subject to seasonal waterlogging. Flint found here.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, 18, Part 1; 130-131, Part 2: Gazetteer, Site No. 309 (Report - Survey). SDV101648.

Oval depression known as Ring-in-the-Mire at junction of three parish boundaries (Gittisham/Sidbury/Honiton). Feature measures 27 metres northeast-southwest by 20 metres northwest-southeast by circa 1 metre deep. A flint flake was found here. The feature is likely to be of some antiquity. Legends related to it are noted in the manuscripts of Dean Milles in the later 18th century (Simpson and Noble 1993, 3). At time of field survey feature filled with water.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, Site No. 309 (Archive - Survey). SDV358490.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, Site No. 309 (Report - Survey). SDV359019.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, Site No. 558 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.

Oval depression known as Ring-in-the-Mire at junction of three parish boundaries (Gittisham/Sidbury/Honiton). Feature measures 27 metres northeast-southwest by 20 metres northwest-southeast by circa 1 metre deep; contains water. SMR record flint flake found here. The feature is likely to be of some antiquity. Legends related to it are noted in the manuscripts of Dean Milles in the later 18th century.


Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

'Ring-in-the-Mire' and 'Pond' marked.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV101648Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Exeter Archaeology Report. 03.26. A4 Unbound + Digital. 18, Part 1; 130-131, Part 2: Gazetteer, Site No. 309.
SDV123162Report - Survey: Simpson, S. J. + Noble, S.. 1993. Archaeological Survey and Management Study of Areas on Gittisham Hill, Farway Hill, and Broad Down, East Devon. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 93.38. A4 Stapled + Digital. 14.
SDV20971Article in Serial: Worth, R. H.. 1902. 21st Report of the Barrow Committee. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 34. A5 Paperback + Digital. 129, 139.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV351568Archive - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003-2004. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. Site No. 558.
SDV358490Archive - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Mixed Archive Material. Site No. 309.
SDV359019Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Exeter Archaeology Report. 03.26. Site No. 309.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #66360 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV10686Related to: FINDSPOT in the Parish of Gittisham, Honiton, Sidmouth (Find Spot)
MDV72181Related to: Parish Boundary between the Gittisham and Sidbury Parishes (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FDV2449 - FLAKE (Lower Palaeolithic to Unknown - 698000 BC)

Associated Events

  • EDV3314 - Archaeological survey and management study of areas on Gittisham Hill, Farway Hill, and Broad Down, East Devon
  • EDV3315 - East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey

Date Last Edited:Jul 27 2018 5:17PM