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HER Number:MDV10841
Name:EARTHWORK in the Parish of Southleigh


Blackbury castle. A mound in the interior area towards the se side. No 79. Also a similar mound (hutchinson's 80) close to the former (hutchinson).


Grid Reference:SY 188 923
Map Sheet:SY19SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSouthleigh
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTHLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY19SE/47/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 24116

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • EARTHWORK (Lower Palaeolithic to Late Medieval - 698000 BC to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description


Vis=28/7/1994 (gerrard) remains of 2 building platforms at sy18829236 + sy18659239, within the interior of blackbury castle. These structures are built up against the rampart face. The e structure measures 10.5m by 7.3m and stands up to 0.7m high, whilst the w one is 9m by 6m and 0.4m high. These probably represent the site of medieval or post medieval buildings and may be connected with some of the more recent breaches in the rampart (mpp).

HUTCHINSON, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV96023.

Blackbury castle. A mound in the interior area towards the se side. No 79. Also a similar mound (hutchinson's 80) close to the former (hutchinson).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV134459.

Worth, r. N. /tda/12(1880)144/second report of the barrow committee.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV134460.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV134461.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV134462.

Fox, a. /prehistoric hillforts in devon/(1996)21.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=3/3/1982(os) there are the remains o two enclosures at blackbury, both built against the inner face of the rampart. At above ngr there appears to be a building platform rather than two barrows as described by hutchinson. There is a similar platform at sy18659239. Neither structure seems related to the hillfort, and they presumably represent medieval or later occupation.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV134459Migrated Record:
SDV134460Migrated Record:
SDV134461Migrated Record:
SDV134462Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV331Migrated Record: Unknown. MIGRATED RECORD - MONUMENT PROTECTION PROGRAMME DATA. Monument Protection Programme. Unknown.
SDV96023Migrated Record: HUTCHINSON.

Associated Monuments

MDV10840Part of: Blackbury Castle, Southleigh (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM