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HER Number:MDV113316
Name:Barrow North West of Starved Oak Cross, Brampford Speke

Summary

A probable barrow of Bronze Age date was visible on aerial photographs and digital images derived from lidar data as a low earthwork mound and pale cropmark on the south-facing slopes to the north-west of Starved Oak Cross, Brampford Speke. The possible barrow would have been part of the Upton Pyne barrow group.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 911 990
Map Sheet:SX99NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishUpton Pyne
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUPTON PYNE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 448134

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARROW (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS 4229-4230 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

A low earthwork mound was visible.


Environment Agency, 1998-2014, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution), LIDAR SX9199 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-SEP-2014 (Cartographic). SDV359177.

A low earthwork mound was visible.


Next Perspectives, 2010, Aerial Photography for Great Britain, Next Perspectives PGA Imagery SX9199 22-MAY-2010 (Aerial Photograph). SDV356259.

A pale roughly circular cropmark was visible.


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

The site of probable barrow of Bronze Age date was visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards and digital images derived from lidar data as a low earthwork mound 315 metres the north-west of Starved Oak Cross, Brampford Speke. The site of the possible barrow is visible as a pale cropmark circa 15 to 20 metres in diameter on digital images derived from aerial photographs taken in May 2010. The earthwork of the low mound visible on the lidar derived images measures almost 30 metres in diameter. This might support the interpretation that the earthwork mound had been spread by ploughing. The possible barrow would have been part of the Upton Pyne barrow group.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV354994Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RS 4229-4230 04-NOV-1946.
SDV356259Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2010. Aerial Photography for Great Britain. Aerial Photography for Great Britain Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives PGA Imagery SX9199 22-MAY-2010.
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
SDV359177Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2014. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution). Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SX9199 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 30-SEP-2014. [Mapped feature: #72651 ]

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:Nov 24 2015 12:19PM