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HER Number:MDV115459
Name:Small Mound, Lifton Wood Hilltop Enclosure


A small mound was identified during an earthwork survey of the Lifton Wood Hilltop Enclosure.


Grid Reference:SX 385 846
Map Sheet:SX38SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishLifton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLIFTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MOUND (Unknown date)

Full description

Newman , P., 2016, Lifton Wood Hilltop Enclosure, Devon (Report - Survey). SDV359658.

An earthwork survey was commissioned by Bill Horner, Devon County Archaeologist, following encouraging results from a LiDAR transcription, leading to the discovery of Lifton Wood Hilltop Enclosure.

A small, artificial mound is located just to the south of the enclosure near the eastern end (z). It is 4.5 metres long by up to 2.2 metres wide with a lozenge footprint. It is approximately 0.3-0.4 metres high. Its purpose is not known, but its sharply defined profile suggests a relatively recent date for its addition to the earthworks of this hill.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV359658Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2016. Lifton Wood Hilltop Enclosure, Devon. Southwest Landscape Investigations. Digital. [Mapped feature: #74794 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6998 - EarthWork Survey, Lifton Wood Hilltop Enclosure

Date Last Edited:Jun 28 2016 11:06AM