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HER Number:MDV110019
Name:Possible Ring Ditch to the South West of Uplowman


Cropmarks of of a ring ditch of possible prehistoric date are visible on aerial photographs of 1946, to the southwest of Uplowman.


Grid Reference:ST 013 146
Map Sheet:ST01SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishUplowman
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUPLOWMAN

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Cropmarks of possible prehistoric ring ditch about 550 metres south-west of Crossways

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • NATURAL FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • RING DITCH (Early Bronze Age to Roman - 2200 BC to 409 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/221 V, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/221 V 5361-62 11-JUL-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV357046.

The cropmarks of a possible ring ditch are visible.

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

Cropmarks of possible prehistoric date, are visible on aerial photographs of 1946, to the southwest of Uplowman. The cropmarks are visible as two partial but fairly well defined rings, situated on gentle northwest facing slope. The outer ring ditch measures approximately 30 metres in diameter, with the inner ring ditch offset approximately 5 metres from the outer ditch. Whilst the cropmarks may well be agricultural in origin, they do lie within an area characterised by prehistoric barrows, ring ditches and an enclosure, all located within close proximity to the northeast and west. Further field investigation, such as geophysical survey, may help to shed light on this possible prehistoric feature.

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
SDV357046Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/221 V. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/3G/TUD/UK/221 V 5361-62 11-JUL-1946. [Mapped feature: #69471 ]

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:Dec 23 2015 12:35PM