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HER Number:MDV134294
Name:Cropmarks, above West Hollicombes, Newton and Noss


Two conjoined circular sub- cropmarks are visible on aerial images above West Hollicombes cliffs. The cropmarks are likely to represent mushroom rings and are often referred to as fairy rings.


Grid Reference:SX 534 465
Map Sheet:SX54NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton and Noss
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishREVELSTOKE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • NATURAL FEATURE (Unknown date)

Full description

GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping (Aerial Photograph). SDV321648.

Sub-circular cropmark is visible on the millennium aerial images and is likely to represent a mushroom ring, often referred to as fairy rings.

Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC, 2015 onwards, 2015 onward Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV362959.

Sub-circular cropmark visible on the 2015 aerial image and is likely to represent a mushroom ring. The mushroom ring has grown when compared to earlier aerial images.

Jolliffe, T, 2023, Cropmark, above West Hollicombes, Newton and Noss (Ground Photograph). SDV365677.

A sub-circular cropmark is visible on the groundshot and two conjoined sub-circular cropmarks are visible on the aerial shot. The author considered the cropmarks may have been associated with an Iron Age settlement.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV321648Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping. Millennium Map. Photograph (Digital).
SDV362959Aerial Photograph: Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. 2015 onwards. 2015 onward Aerial Photographs. Bluesky International Ltd/Getmapping PLC. Photograph (Digital).
SDV365677Ground Photograph: Jolliffe, T. 2023. Cropmark, above West Hollicombes, Newton and Noss. Email. [Mapped feature: #141288 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV134315Part of: Barn, northeast of Southbrook Cottage, Broadclyst, East Devon (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 2 2023 1:54PM