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HER Number:MDV19576
Name:D-shaped Enclosure, north of Lower Webbery, Bishop's Nympton


D-shaped enclosure, north of Lower Webbery, Bishop's Nympton. The mid 19th century tithe apportionment documents the field name as Castle Close.


Grid Reference:SS 777 247
Map Sheet:SS72SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBishop's Nympton
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBISHOPS NYMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS72SE/21

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • D SHAPED ENCLOSURE (Iron Age - 700 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

1843, Bishops Nymton Tithe Apportionment (Cartographic). SDV57578.

1843 tithe apportionment documents the name of this field (no. 1063), as Castle Close.

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

D-shaped enclosure is visible on the 1946-49 Royal Air Force aeriel image.

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

D-shaped enclosure visible on Getmapping 1999-2000 aerial images.

Kaye, S, 2020, D-shaped enclosure, north of Lower Webbery, Bishop's Nymtpon, North Devon (Aerial Photograph). SDV363820.

Lidar 2013, show a well-formed but eroded enclosure. Approximatley 60 m both northsouth and eastwest measured from bank-to-bank. Straight side of D shape to the south. Possible eastern entrance, which may have lead to water some 400m due east.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV321648Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping. Millennium Map. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #126831 ]
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV363820Aerial Photograph: Kaye, S. 2020. D-shaped enclosure, north of Lower Webbery, Bishop's Nymtpon, North Devon. Digital.
SDV57578Cartographic: 1843. Bishops Nymton Tithe Apportionment.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 27 2020 6:46PM