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HER Number:MDV1087
Name:Rectilinear enclosure north of Greenhill Cross, Sampford Courtenay


A rectilinear enclosure of probable Bronze Age to Roman date is visible as a cropmark on aerial photos taken between 1959 and 2020.


Grid Reference:SS 639 013
Map Sheet:SS60SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSampford Courtenay
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSAMPFORD COURTENAY

Protected Status


Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS60SW/13
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RECTILINEAR ENCLOSURE (Early Bronze Age to Roman - 2200 BC (Between) to 409 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV228701.

Nothing visible on april 1947 raf ap.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV228703.

Aph=ss4401/1/104/nmr june 1959 os.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV228704.

Aph=cuc/btr 29-31(3/7/1975)/btr 29 in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV228705.

Dprfp 1991 and photo ab 34.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV228706.

Aph=dap/vd 6-11/(24/6/1992).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV228707.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV228708.

Des=miller, a. /rchme ap primary recording project/(29/11/1995).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV228709.

Aph=nmr ss6301/3-4.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV228710.

Aph=nmr ss6401/19-22.

DPRFP, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262469.

Vis=19/4/1991 (simpson) the site lies on a gentle west facing hillslope. No earthworks were visible (dprfp).

BALKWILL, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV44259.

South of langmead farm rather narrow ditch shown as cropmark on very high level os photograph.100m long (balkwill).

Griffith, F. M., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV8774.

Cuc air photograph shows a broad roughly rectangular enclosure here, c.40m by 60m (griffith).

GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping (Aerial Photograph). SDV321648.

Cropmark of the recorded enclosure is ephemeral. Other cropmarks are also visible within this field but may be geological rather than archaeological in nature.

Google, 2019, Google Earth Pro, MAY-2020 (Aerial Photograph). SDV363088.

The rectilinear enclosure visible on aerial photographs taken in earlier years is visible on Google Earth imagery captured in 2020 as dark curvilinear cropmark. The north-east corner of a possible further rectilinear enclosure is visible as an indistinct dark cropmark approximately 35 metres to the east. However, there are numerous irregular cropmarks visible in this area that have probably formed over geological features, and interpretation is tentative.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV228701Migrated Record:
SDV228703Aerial Photograph:
SDV228704Aerial Photograph:
SDV228705Migrated Record:
SDV228706Aerial Photograph:
SDV228707Migrated Record:
SDV228708Migrated Record:
SDV228709Aerial Photograph:
SDV228710Aerial Photograph:
SDV262469Migrated Record: DPRFP.
SDV321648Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping. Millennium Map. Photograph (Digital).
SDV363088Aerial Photograph: Google. 2019. Google Earth Pro. Various. Digital. MAY-2020.
SDV44259Migrated Record: BALKWILL.
SDV8774Migrated Record: Griffith, F. M..

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 1 2022 5:04PM