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HER Number:MDV15709
Name:Entrenchments on Burgh Island


Fragments of entrenchments on Burgh Island


Grid Reference:SX 647 439
Map Sheet:SX64SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBigbury
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBIGBURY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX64SW/25

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

DARK, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV155879.

Excavation of a 1m wide trench through a d-shaped earthwork on the landward side of the island was undertaken by k dark in 2003. The evidence suggested a d-shaped hut with compacted soil walls and a slate roof of c5 or c6. Two sherds of medieval pottery were recovered. The overlying sand contained slate artefacts and a piece of iron slag (dark).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV155880.

Wall, j. C. /vch/(1906)580.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV155881.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV155882.

Aph=dap/hs 3/(23/12/1986).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV155883.

Des=dark,k. /burgh island excavation/(24/2/2004)/in pf.

WALL, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV23814.

Fragments of entrenchments at various points on borough island (wall).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV155879Migrated Record: DARK.
SDV155880Migrated Record:
SDV155881Migrated Record:
SDV155882Aerial Photograph:
SDV155883Migrated Record:
SDV23814Migrated Record: WALL.

Associated Monuments

MDV74147Related to: Burgh Island (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 7 2013 10:35AM