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HER Number:MDV114377
Name:Rectilinear Enclosure west of Tamerton Foliot


Probable later prehistoric or Romano-British ditched enclosure, recorded from cropmarks visible on specialist oblique aerial photographs.


Grid Reference:SX 464 613
Map Sheet:SX46SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBickleigh (SH)
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishTAMERTON FOLIOT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX46SE/50

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Cornwall Archaeological Unit, 2001-2002, Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Transcriptions and Database Records, DAP/6724/07 (SX4661/5) (Interpretation). SDV346287.

A rectilinear ditch has been transcribed from photograph DAP/6724/07 (SX4661/5). Its location corresponds to a database record of a cropmark enclosure dated as ‘unknown prehistoric’. There is a gap in the east side but the transcription is not otherwise a complete circuit so it is not clear whether this is an entrance. An adjacent oval ditch is also depicted in this location.

Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2016, Backlog Recording of the Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Survey (Personal Comment). SDV359374.

Previously recorded as part of the cropmark complex MDV28430. The photo reference indicates that the transcription was made from a copy of a Devon Aerial Photograph, held in the NMR (now Historic England Archive). Because the NMP transcriptions (SDV246287) for the complex were more complete than the DAP transcriptions (SDV344181), the former have been used to define the monument polygon as they give a better indication of shape and extent. However it is not clear which of the two sources is more accurate. The NMP data was captured against a 1:10,000 base map, so it is possible that the DNP transcriptions are more accurately located. The monument polygon may therefore be up to 22 metres too far to the east and 8 metres too far to the north.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346287Interpretation: Cornwall Archaeological Unit. 2001-2002. Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Transcriptions and Database Records. National Mapping Programme. Map (Digital). DAP/6724/07 (SX4661/5). [Mapped feature: #73713 ]
SDV359374Personal Comment: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2016. Backlog Recording of the Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme Survey. Not Applicable.

Associated Monuments

MDV28430Part of: Complex of Enclosures, Field System and Pits to the west of Tamerton Foliot (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6911 - Tamar Valley National Mapping Programme

Date Last Edited:May 11 2017 12:00AM