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HER Number:MDV122049
Name:Double Ditched Enclosure, near Lambpark Copse


Crop marks thought to relate to a double ditched enclosure, identified on Lidar.


Grid Reference:SX 774 967
Map Sheet:SX79NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCrediton Hamlets
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCREDITON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DOUBLE DITCHED ENCLOSURE (Early Iron Age to Roman - 700 BC to 409 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping (Aerial Photograph). SDV321648.

Bluesky, 2006 - 2007, Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007 (Aerial Photograph). SDV341189.

GetMapping, 2010, GetMapping 2010 aerial photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV351585.

Kaye, S, 2018, Double Ditched Enclosure, near Lambpark Copse (Aerial Photograph). SDV361258.

Crop marks thought to relate to a double ditched enclosure, identified on Lidar.

Widest diameter, east to west, of internal area is 72 metres. Enclosing inner bank is 9 - 10 metres wide. This is followed outwards by an apparent ditch some 5 - 6 metres wide. Outboard of the ditch is a further raised enclosing feature which may be a secondary bank/rampart.

There are hints, especially through the second bank/rampart, of a gateway to the north. There are two raised features to the north of this supposed gateway - not sure what they are. The one to the west is almost circular, while the eastern is elongated.

The strong, dark, E-W line immediately to the north of the enclosure is due to the merging of different lidar datasets.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV321648Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping. Millennium Map. Photograph (Digital).
SDV341189Aerial Photograph: Bluesky. 2006 - 2007. Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007. Bluesky. Photograph (Digital).
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV351585Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 2010. GetMapping 2010 aerial photographs. Getmapping. Photograph (Digital).
SDV361258Aerial Photograph: Kaye, S. 2018. Double Ditched Enclosure, near Lambpark Copse. Digital. [Mapped feature: #111623 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 9 2018 3:19PM