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HER Number:MDV114384
Name:Field System west of Tamerton Foliot


Field system, possibly associated with several probable later prehistoric or Romano-British ditched enclosures, recorded from cropmarks visible on specialist oblique aerial photographs.


Grid Reference:SX 464 612
Map Sheet:SX46SE
Admin AreaPlymouth
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishPlymouth
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishTAMERTON FOLIOT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX46SE/50

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD SYSTEM (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 number of linear and curvilinear ditches have been transcribed from photograph DAP/6724/07 (SX4661/5). The location of these features correspond to database records of cropmark ditches dated as ‘unknown prehistoric’. The outer segment of curvilinear enclosure MDV114382 appears to be contiguous with some of these features and may form a component of a field system.

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

Partially 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 16 metres too far to the north-west.

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: #73720 ]
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:Feb 15 2016 12:43PM