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HER Number:MDV122547
Name:Enclosure, south of Orley House, Ipplepen

Summary

Dark cropmarks of levelled ditches of a rectilinear enclosure of possible late prehistoric or Romano-British date are visible on aerial photographs taken in 1946, to the south of Orley House, Ipplepen.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 826 660
Map Sheet:SX86NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishIpplepen
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishIPPLEPEN

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 Vp1 5076-77 12-JUL-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352279.

Cropmarks of levelled ditches are 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 (AI&M) (Interpretation). SDV361305.

Cropmarks of levelled ditches, circa 4m in width, are visible on aerial photographs taken in 1946, on gentle southeast facing slope, to the south of Orley House, Ipplepen. The dark cropmarks form a partial rectilinear enclosure which measures circa 75m square, with angular corners visible to the northwest and southeast, less so to the northeast. The southwestern corner was not perceptible. The enclosure is bisected by a northeast to southwest aligned field boundary, with cropmarks within the southern land parcel less well-defined than those within the adjacent land parcel to the north. The form and character of this enclosure would suggest a prehistoric or Romano-British date. The cropmarks are not visible on other available aerial imagery.

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 Vp1 5076-77 12-JUL-1946. [Mapped feature: #112726 ]
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 (AI&M). Historic England Research Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments: none recorded

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 18 2019 11:32AM