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HER Number:MDV118158
Name:Charcoal Platform, Berry Castle, Huntshaw


Possible charcoal platform recorded during a magnetometer survey at Berry Castle.


Grid Reference:SS 495 222
Map Sheet:SS42SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHuntshaw
Ecclesiastical ParishHUNTSHAW

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates


Full description

Dean, R., 2016, Berry Castle, Huntshaw, Torridge (Report - Geophysical Survey). SDV359971.

This report presents the results of an archaeological magnetometer survey at the above site, hereafter referred to as the survey area. It has been prepared for the Friends of Berry Castle as part of an ongoing programme of research and conservation. The survey area location is shown in Figure 1. The survey area includes a Scheduled Monument comprising the bulk of Berry castle and the relevant licence to carry out a geophysical survey was obtained by The Friends of Bury Castle as summarised above. Thirty-three magnetic anomaly groups were mapped as representing possible archaeological deposits or features.

Within the main body of the monument, potential inner divisions were mapped that mirrored the main ramparts in shape and a potential charcoal production platform was tentatively identified.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV359971Report - Geophysical Survey: Dean, R.. 2016. Berry Castle, Huntshaw, Torridge. Substrata. 1603BER-R-1. Digital. [Mapped feature: #77432 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV5627Part of: Berry Castle Camp (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7166 - Magnetometer Survey, Berry Castle, Huntshaw, Torridge (Ref: 1603BER-R-1)

Date Last Edited:Jan 4 2017 3:42PM