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HER Number:MDV122543
Name:Possible natural feature, or barrow south of Coppa Dolla Farm, Denbury and Torbryan

Summary

An oval shaped earthwork mound interpreted as a natural feature, or possible Bronze Age barrow, is visible on aerial photographs taken from 1946 onwards and on digital images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 810 668
Map Sheet:SX86NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDenbury and Torbryan
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishTORBRYAN

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • NATURAL FEATURE (Unknown date)
  • BARROW? (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments (Cartographic). SDV359954.

The earthwork corresponds with land parcel 448a recorded as ‘Waste’.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 Vp4 5345-46 12-JUL-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352279.

A prominent earthwork mound is visible.


Environment Agency, 1998-2017, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor, LIDAR SX8066; SX8166 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017 (Cartographic). SDV361470.

A prominent earthwork mound is visible.


Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2018-2019, The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 1, Haldon Ridge to Dart Valley (Interpretation). SDV361305.

An oval shaped earthwork mound, circa 30m in length by 25m in width, situated on a ridge top position to the south of Coppa Dolla Farm, Denbury and Torbryan, is visible on aerial photographs taken from 1946 onwards and on digital images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017. The earthwork corresponds with land parcel 448a on the mid-19th century Parish Tithe Map and recorded as ‘Waste’ on the accompanying Tithe Apportionment. The origin of the earthwork is, however, largely unclear. Its prominent nature on the crest of a ridge bears more similarity to a natural outcrop, although it cannot be discounted that it represents the remains of a prehistoric barrow, particularly given its location within a possible prehistoric enclosure, or hillfort, (MDV122542). Recommended further work carried out of this enclosure, such as geophysical survey, may also help to shed light on the nature and origin of this earthwork mound.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV352279Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 Vp4 5345-46 12-JUL-1946.
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital.
SDV361305Interpretation: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2018-2019. The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 1, Haldon Ridge to Dart Valley. Historic England Research Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV361470Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2017. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor. Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SX8066; SX8166 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017. [Mapped feature: #112707 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV122542Related to: Enclosure, or Possible Hillfort, south of Coppa Dolla Farm, Denbury and Torbryan (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7515 - The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping (formerly NMP) Survey (Ref: ACD1748)

Date Last Edited:Apr 4 2019 10:47AM