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HER Number:MDV125719
Name:Rectilinear Enclosure northwest of Red Lodge, Powderham


Cropmark ditches of a rectilinear enclosure of possible late prehistoric or Romano-British date are visible on digital images derived from aerial photographs taken in 2016 and 2018.


Grid Reference:SX 954 856
Map Sheet:SX98NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishPowderham
Ecclesiastical ParishPOWDERHAM

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

Google, 2017, Google Earth Pro, EARTH.GOOGLE.COM 22-JUN-2018 ACCESSED 01-MAY-2019 (Aerial Photograph). SDV360456.

Cropmark ditches of a rectilinear enclosure, circa 77m long by 55m are visible. The southern and western sides of the enclosure, with angular corner, are clearly visible, although the cropmarks to the north and east are less well-defined.

Google, 2017, Google Earth Pro, EARTH.GOOGLE.COM XX-AUG-2016 ACCESSED 01-MAY-2019 (Aerial Photograph). SDV360456.

An L-shaped cropmark ditch is visible.

Chris Smart, 2019, Cropmark sites identified on 2018 Google Earth imagery (Personal Comment). SDV362991.

One of a number of cropmark sites identified by C. Smart on 2018 Google Earth imagery.

Devon County Council, 2019, Google Earth Aerial Photograph Pilot Project, GE72 (Aerial Photograph). SDV363341.

(SX 95390 85546) Enclosure to the east of MDV9958 identified on the Google Earth 2018 aerial photography. Bronze Age to Romano-British in date.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV360456Aerial Photograph: Google. 2017. Google Earth Pro. Various. Digital. EARTH.GOOGLE.COM 22-JUN-2018 ACCESSED 01-MAY-2019. [Mapped feature: #117624 ]
SDV362991Personal Comment: Chris Smart. 2019. Cropmark sites identified on 2018 Google Earth imagery.

Associated Monuments

MDV9958Related to: Prehistoric Settlement to the east of Blackheath Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 2 2020 11:58AM