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HER Number:MDV117225
Name:Archaeological Anomalies, Land at Wolborough Barton, Newton Abbot


Magnetometer survey identified a large number of anomalies associated with archaeological features comprise linear and curvlinear forms many of which are likely to be former field boundaries, ridge-and-furrow and field drains.


Grid Reference:SX 858 697
Map Sheet:SX86NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAbbotskerswell
Civil ParishNewton Abbot
Ecclesiastical ParishABBOTSKERSWELL

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ARCHAEOLOGICAL FEATURE (Early Medieval to Modern - 1066 AD to 2013 AD (Pre))

Full description

Dean, R., 2016, Land at Wolborough Barton, Newton Abbot (Report - Geophysical Survey). SDV359853.

This report presents the results of an archaeological magnetometer survey on land at Wolborough Barton, Newton Abbot.
105 magnetic anomaly groups were mapped as representing possible archaeological deposits or structures. Of these, seventeen are likely to represent a former field boundaries recorded on historical maps. A similar anomaly group probably represents an unmapped disused quarry. Three groups may represent former routeways such as stock paths or un-ditched tracks. Eighteen groups are thought to represent historic ridge-and-furrow cultivation. The sixty four remaining magnetic anomaly groups have characteristics that are typical of anomalies representing former field and enclosure boundaries of unknown origin and more than one phase of land enclosure.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV359853Report - Geophysical Survey: Dean, R.. 2016. Land at Wolborough Barton, Newton Abbot. Substrata. 1508WOL-R-1. Digital. [Mapped feature: #76526 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV125236Related to: Field Boundary at Hennaborough, Newton Abbot (Monument)
MDV125240Related to: Possible Field Boundary off Totnes Road, Newton Abbot (Monument)
MDV125433Related to: Road or Track, South West of Wolborough Barton, Newton Abbot (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7116 - Geophysical Survey, Land at Wolborough Barton, Newton Abbot (Ref: 1508WOL-R-1)

Date Last Edited:Mar 7 2019 11:19AM