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HER Number:MDV113011
Name:Sub-Rectangular Enclosure Near Pond Farm

Summary

This sub-rectangular enclosure, visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs taken between 1959 and 1999, is the only one of numerous enclosures in this area to have been excavated; it is dated to the late-2nd century. By 1975 the north-eastern part had been destroyed by a road cutting.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 922 885
Map Sheet:SX98NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishExminster
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishEXMINSTER

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 447911
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX98NW/31
  • Old SAM County Ref: 985

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SUBRECTANGULAR ENCLOSURE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD (Between))

Full description

Cambridge University, 1959, CUC/ZS, Devon County Council CUCAP ZS88 06-JUL-1959 (Aerial Photograph). SDV321048.

Amongst many dark cropmarks, this dark rectilinear feature is visible. Map object partly based on this source.


Royal Air Force, 1963, RAF/543/2332, RAF/543/2332 2F21 0102-0103 26-Jul-1963 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354847.

Amongst many pale cropmarks, this pale rectilinear cropmark is visible. Map object partly based on this source.


Get Mapping, 1999, GM/121/99, Devon County Council GetMapping/121/99 479-480 24-JUL-1999 (Aerial Photograph). SDV355055.

One half of a dark rectilinear cropmark is visible on the south side of the road.


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

A sub-rectangular enclosure visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs taken between 1959 and 1999 was originally 45 by 55 metres with a 2 metre wide ditch. By 1975 the north-eastern part had been destroyed by a road cutting and approximately half of the enclosure appears to have been removed. No contemporary internal features were definitely identified during the excavation of a narrow trench across the enclosure, but the pottery recovered suggests this enclosure was in use during the late-2nd century. Originally recorded as part of MDV10043, which contains details of the excavation and other aerial photograph sources relating to this extensive area of field system and cropmark enclosures.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV321048Aerial Photograph: Cambridge University. 1959. CUC/ZS. Cambridge University Collection of Aerial Photographs. Photograph (Paper). Devon County Council CUCAP ZS88 06-JUL-1959.
SDV354847Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1963. RAF/543/2332. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/543/2332 2F21 0102-0103 26-Jul-1963.
SDV355055Aerial Photograph: Get Mapping. 1999. GM/121/99. Get Mapping Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). Devon County Council GetMapping/121/99 479-480 24-JUL-1999.
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

Associated Monuments

MDV10043Part of: Enclosures and Field System Near Pond Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Feb 22 2018 10:16AM