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HER Number:MDV108276
Name:Round Houses in Woodbury Castle


The sites of possible round houses with associated pits and postholes were recorded as circular anomalies during a gradiometer survey at Woodbury Castle.


Grid Reference:SY 032 873
Map Sheet:SY08NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWoodbury
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWOODBURY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ROUND HOUSE (DOMESTIC) (Iron Age - 700 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Caldwell, L., 2009, Woodbury Castle, Gradiometer Survey (Report - Geophysical Survey). SDV347883.

Gradiometer survey undertaken as part of a programme of research and restoration of the site. Several circular anomalies were recorded in the south-western corner of the site; these are interpreted as round house gullies with associated pits or postholes (A-G). A negative circular anomaly, possibly a circular structure with stone footings (M) was also recorded in the eastern part of the site. To the north of this were parallel rows of roughly circular anomalies (L), their size in the range for possible pits or postholes.

Trevarthen, M. + Bellamy, P. S. + Corney, M. + Caldwell, L., 2010, Woodbury Castle, Woodbury, Devon. Archaeological Survey, Observations and Recording, 1, 8 (Report - Watching Brief). SDV347884.

The geophysical survey showed several curvilinear anomalies probably representing three or four round houses.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV347883Report - Geophysical Survey: Caldwell, L.. 2009. Woodbury Castle, Gradiometer Survey. GeoFlo. GF1005. A4 Bound + Digital. [Mapped feature: #67656 ]
SDV347884Report - Watching Brief: Trevarthen, M. + Bellamy, P. S. + Corney, M. + Caldwell, L.. 2010. Woodbury Castle, Woodbury, Devon. Archaeological Survey, Observations and Recording. Terrain Archaeology Report. 53295/3/1. A4 Stapled + Digital. 1, 8.

Associated Monuments

MDV10500Part of: Woodbury Castle (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5338 - Gradiometer Survey at Woodbury Castle
  • EDV5339 - Archaeological Survey and Recording at Woodbury Castle

Date Last Edited:Nov 27 2019 9:04AM