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HER Number:MDV13886
Name:Circular Enclosure northeast of Knighton


A possible circular enclosure of unknown date is visible as a faint cropmark to the north-east of Knighton. It is possible the cropmark is non-archaeological in origin.


Grid Reference:SX 534 498
Map Sheet:SX54NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWembury
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishWEMBURY

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Circular enclosure of unknown date north east of Kington

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 438369
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX54NW/15

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CIRCULAR ENCLOSURE? (Unknown date)

Full description

NMR CITING TM/TA, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV167766.

Field name (519) "bonfire". Neighbouring field (554) across lane at sx53464973 also "bonfire", while adjacent field (542) at sx53604966 is "stone ditches" (nmr citing tm/ta).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV167767.

Aph=raf/cpe/uk/1890 2121 10/12/1946 (county hall no 57/87).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV167768.

Des=ntas/wembury bay and yealm estuary/(july 1984)/in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV167769.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV167770.

Des=tm/ta wembury(1838).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV167771.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=30/7/1986 (os) the site of the cropmark lies on the flat top of a rounded hill in regularly cultivated arable land. There are no visible features on the ground to indicate either the origin or form of the mark (os).

National Trust, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV5615.

Vis=estimated -/-/1984 (national trust). The date of the feature identified as a cropmark is not known. This has not been seen since the photograph was taken, and does not show on the ground. The field is pasture (national trust).

Griffith, F. M., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV8774.

Faint very regular circular cropmark, approx. Diameter 60m, visible on raf 1946 ap. Could be mark from exercising horses? (fmg).

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, RAF/CPE/UK/1890 FS 2120-2121 10-DEC-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV351061.

A faint roughly circular cropmark is visible.

Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R., 2013-2014, South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV351146.

A possible enclosure of unknown date is visible as a faint incomplete circular cropmark almost 60 metres in diameter to the north-east of Knighton. The cropmark is not visible on any later aerial photographs available to the survey and it is possible the cropmark is non-archaeological in origin.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV167766Migrated Record: NMR CITING TM/TA.
SDV167767Aerial Photograph:
SDV167768Migrated Record:
SDV167769Migrated Record:
SDV167770Migrated Record:
SDV167771Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV351061Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1890 FS 2120-2121 10-DEC-1946. [Mapped feature: #81078 ]
SDV351146Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2013-2014. South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV5615Migrated Record: National Trust.
SDV8774Migrated Record: Griffith, F. M..

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6127 - Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey National Mapping Programme (NMP) for South-West England - South Coast Devon (Ref: ACD618)

Date Last Edited:May 22 2013 2:18PM