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HER Number:MDV113014
Name:Rectilinear Enclosure with Internal Features Near Pond Farm

Summary

A rectilinear enclosure, visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs taken between 1959 and 1999, is likely to be associated with a wider area of enclosures and field system, at least part of which is probably of Romano-British date.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 921 884
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

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

Full description

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

A dark interrupted rectilinear cropmark is visible.

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

A pale rectilinear cropmark is visible, with a curvilinear internal cropmark. Map object partly based on this source.

Cambridge University, 1975, CUCAP BTS, Devon County Council CUCAP BTS050 & 052 03-JUL-1975 (Aerial Photograph). SDV2407.

A rectilinear cropmark with internal curvilinear features is visible.

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

A dark rectilinear cropmark is indistinctly visible.

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

A rectilinear enclosure,1.5 to 3 metres wide and 50 by 60 metres in extent, is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs taken between 1959 and 1999. A gap of circa 4 metres is visible in the middle of its eastern side, with a possible external linear feature approximately 3.5 metres to the east and roughly parallel to the eastern side. Internally two irregular curvilinear cropmarks may relate to the function of this enclosure. A similar nearby enclosure is of probable late-2nd century date (MDV113011), and this may also be Romano-British, although based on form a later prehistoric date is also quite possible.
This feature was originally recorded as part of MDV10043, which contains details of additional aerial photograph sources relating to this extensive area of field system and cropmark enclosures.

Devon County Council, 2019, Google Earth Aerial Photograph Pilot Project, GE92 (Aerial Photograph). SDV363341.

(SX 92186 88408) Cropmark complex north of Pond House. Cropmark Complex MDV10024, enclosures and field system MDV10043, rectilinear enclosures MDV113014 and MDV113016 and field system MDV113018 are visible on the 2018 Google Earth aerial photographs. Further linears may be evident. Bronze Age to Romano-British in date.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV2407Aerial Photograph: Cambridge University. 1975. CUCAP BTS. Cambridge University Collection of Aerial Photographs. Photograph (Paper). Devon County Council CUCAP BTS050 & 052 03-JUL-1975. [Mapped feature: #72357 ]
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.
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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:Apr 8 2020 10:31AM