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HER Number:MDV122748
Name:Clearance cairns, at Olderpark Copse, Denbury and Torbryan parish.

Summary

Oval shaped mounds interpreted as possible prehistoric or Romano-British clearance cairns are visible as earthworks amongst field system MDV8615 on digital images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017, at Olderpark Copse, Denbury and Torbryan parish.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 820 673
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

  • CLEARANCE CAIRN (Early Bronze Age to Roman - 2200 BC to 409 AD (Between))

Full description

Environment Agency, 1998-2017, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor, LIDAR SX8267 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017 (Cartographic). SDV361470.

Earthwork mounds are visible.


Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Most of the earthworks correspond with mound features in this location.


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.

Eleven oval shaped mounds, between 7-12m in length, associated with prehistoric or Romano-British field system MDV8615 are visible as earthworks on digital images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017, on a limestone plateau at Olderpark Copse, Denbury and Torbryan parish. The mounds are located at SX82136745; SX82156741; SX82126741; SX82136740; SX82146737; SX82156720; SX82026735; SX82046736; SX82036737; SX82046737 and SX82056737, with most of these corresponding with earthwork features depicted on the Ordnance Survey 2018 MasterMap. Their form, character and setting within the field system supports the interpretation that they represent clearance cairns of possible prehistoric or Romano-British date.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. 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.
SDV361470Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2017. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor. Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SX8267 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017. [Mapped feature: #113079 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV8615Related to: Field System, 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:Aug 23 2018 8:40AM