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HER Number:MDV114966
Name:Linear Anomalies, east of Long Plantation, Sparkwell


Geophysical survey identified linear anomalies of possible anthropogenic origin.


Grid Reference:SX 559 585
Map Sheet:SX55NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSparkwell
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishPLYMPTON ST.MARY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LINEAR SYSTEM (Unknown date)

Full description

Urmston, Ben, 11/2008, Avon Support Main, between Roborough and Houndall, near Plymouth, Devon. (Report - Geophysical Survey). SDV358939.

A geophysical survey was undertaken of a proposed 13km water main between Roborough and Houndall, near Plymouth, Devon.

The survey identified numerous linear anomalies of which the densest concentrations are of possible anthropogenic origin. Ploughing trends aligned with the northern and southern boundaries and strong geological responses, especially towards the southeast, suggest that the possible archaeological anomalies are the result of strongly magnetic material being deposited in plough furrows.

Ordnance Survey, 2016, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359352.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV358939Report - Geophysical Survey: Urmston, Ben. 11/2008. Avon Support Main, between Roborough and Houndall, near Plymouth, Devon.. Wessex Archaeology. 68262.02. Digital.
SDV359352Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #74290 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6830 - Geophysical Survey, Avon Support Main (Ref: 68262.02)

Date Last Edited:Jun 6 2017 1:42PM