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HER Number:MDV108207
Name:Possible Ring Ditch South-West of Stenhill


A circular dark cropmark, visible on aerial photographs taken in summer 1989, is tentatively identified as a possible Bronze Age ring ditch.


Grid Reference:ST 054 103
Map Sheet:ST01SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishUffculme
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUFFCULME

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Crop mark, possibly a Bronze Age ring ditch, south-west of Stenhill

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RING DITCH? (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1989, OS/89276, OS/89276 V 248-249 14-JUN-1989 (Aerial Photograph). SDV357047.

A dark circular cropmark is visible.

Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R., 2014-2015, East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV356883.

A dark circular cropmark, circa 20 metres in diameter, is visible on aerial photographs taken in summer 1989. Its size and location are consistent with an interpretation as a Bronze Age ring ditch which formed over a buried ditch around a former barrow. However, the feature does not form a complete visible circle, its width is variable between 3 and 5 metres, and as it is not visible on any other available aerial photographs interpretation is tentative.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV357047Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1989. OS/89276. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/89276 V 248-249 14-JUN-1989. [Mapped feature: #67588 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6530 - The East and Mid-Devon Rivers Catchment NMP project (Ref: ACD613)

Date Last Edited:Aug 22 2017 2:09PM