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HER Number:MDV122802
Name:Possible clearance cairns, south of Dornafield Farm, Ipplepen

Summary

Oval shaped mounds tentatively interpreted as prehistoric or Romano-British clearance cairns are visible as earthworks amongst field system MDV8642 on digital images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017, south of Dornafield Farm, Ipplepen.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 839 681
Map Sheet:SX86NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishIpplepen
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishIPPLEPEN

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 SX8368 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017 (Cartographic). SDV361470.

Earthwork mounds are visible.


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

Earthwork mounds are shown and labelled 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.

Three oval shaped mounds, between 7-15m in length, associated with prehistoric or Romano-British field system MDV19187 are visible as earthworks on digital images derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017, on a limestone plateau, to the south of Dornafield Farm, Ipplepen. The mounds are located at SX83936815; SX83986814 and SX84006811. A fourth mound at SX83986817 is shown on the Ordnance Survey 2018 MasterMap, although is not visible on the available aerial imagery. Their form, character and setting within the field system supports the interpretation that they represent clearance cairns of possible prehistoric or Romano-British date. The northern-most earthwork likely corresponds with the record of a hut circle (MDV8643) in this location, which is possibly a mis-interpretation given its similarity with other clearance cairns recorded in the vicinity.

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.
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 SX8368 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017. [Mapped feature: #113165 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV8642Related to: Field system, south of Dornafield Farm, Ipplepen (Monument)
MDV8643Related to: HUT CIRCLE in the Parish of Ipplepen (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:Jan 29 2019 8:51AM