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HER Number:MDV20942
Name:TEMPORARY CAMP in the Parish of Lapford


One of two rectangular Roman enclosures visible as an earthwork at Bury Barton


Grid Reference:SS 733 071
Map Sheet:SS70NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishLapford
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLAPFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS70NW/37
  • Old SAM County Ref: 1033

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TEMPORARY CAMP (I to Roman - 1 AD to 409 AD)

Full description

Devon County Council, Devon Air Photograph Transcriptions (Cartographic). SDV344181.

Ordnance Survey, SS70NW5, SS70NW5 (Cartographic). SDV53106.

Alcock, N. W., 1966, Untitled Source, 105 (Article in Serial). SDV53105.

Todd, M. + Goddard, S., 1982, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV53102.

Todd, M. + Goddard, S., 1983, Untitled Source (Report - Interim). SDV53094.

One of 2 rectangular enclosures at Bury Barton. ?Roman. See also SS70NW/8. Shown on plan by Alcock (1966). Survey made 1982 by Todd + Goddard (drawing in SMR). Imperfectly known; SW angle and parts of S + W sides visible. Probably Roman, possibly 9 ha in area. May have been campaign base later replaced by SS70NW/8.

Griffith, F. M., 1983, Untitled Source (Site Visit). SDV47300.

Rampart clearly visible as earthwork in SW angle of presumed enclosure. A gap in rampart - possible entrance - clearly visible. See addition to Todd's drawing.

Griffith, F. M., 1983, Untitled Source (Photograph). SDV47316.

Frere, S. S., 1984, Roman Britain in 1983., 318 (Article in Serial). SDV53109.

Todd, M., 1984, Untitled Source (Report - Interim). SDV53096.

Excavation in 1984 at NGR SS73290720. See SS70W/8. Other details: Plan.

Frere, S. S., 1985, Roman Britain in 1984, 303 (Article in Serial). SDV35311.

Todd, M., 1985, The Roman Fort at Bury Barton, Devonshire, 49-55 (Article in Serial). SDV53108.

Griffith, F. M., 1986, DAP/GN, 12 (Aerial Photograph). SDV53114.

Maxwell, G. S. + Wilson, D. R., 1987, Air Reconnaissance in Roman Britain 1977-84, 3 (Article in Serial). SDV35314.

Griffith, F. M. + Trow, S., 1988, Untitled Source (Site Visit). SDV53097.

On a visit to consider the area of this site to be scheduled, it was felt that both the southern and northern sides of the putative enclosure were visible on the ground. A length has however been lost since the last visit by the construction of a barn over the western side south of the road.

Ancient Monuments, 1988, Untitled Source (Schedule Document). SDV53098.

Site scheduled as an Ancient Monument in November 1988. Described as of Roman military origin in scheduling document. Camp or campaign base of c8ha. Clearest on W and SW angle where a 6m wide spread bank is visible under pasture. Plan suggests Roman origin. South side traced for c100m east of SW angle. W side completely traced, except under farm buildings. North side follows scarp above River Yeo. NE and E sides not known for certain.

Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit, 1991, Untitled Source (Report - Interim). SDV53099.

Watching brief for new agricultural building identifies Roman ditch fill at cSS73190712.

Griffith, F. M., 1994, DAP/XA, 11-13 (Aerial Photograph). SDV47338.

Griffith, F. M., 1995, DAP/YN, 3-5 (Aerial Photograph). SDV47342.

The 1995 aerial photographs appear to record a continuation of NE and SE sides of this site beyond the currently scheduled area.

Horner, B., 1995, DAP/YV, 10-13 (Aerial Photograph). SDV7961.

1995, Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV53111.

Other details: Colour Slide.

Griffith, F. M., 1996, DAP/AAQ, 6-8 (Aerial Photograph). SDV53118.

1996, Untitled Source (Photograph). SDV53115.

Other details: Colour slide.

Todd, M., 2002, The Roman Fort and Later Roman Site at Bury Barton, 37-58 (Article in Serial). SDV321575.

Hawken, S., 2004, Untitled Source (Site Visit). SDV319232.

Three linear features were visible outside the northwest corner of the possible Marching Camp at SS73170725 in July 2004. They were visible as brown earth parch marks. The inner feature followed the northwest curved corner of the fort with the outer two features running parallel on the west side.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV319232Site Visit: Hawken, S.. 2004. Community Landscapes Project Report.
SDV321575Article in Serial: Todd, M.. 2002. The Roman Fort and Later Roman Site at Bury Barton. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 60. 37-58.
SDV344181Cartographic: Devon County Council. Devon Air Photograph Transcriptions. Devon Air Photograph Transcriptions. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #82957 ]
SDV35311Article in Serial: Frere, S. S.. 1985. Roman Britain in 1984. Britannia. 16. Unknown. 303.
SDV35314Article in Serial: Maxwell, G. S. + Wilson, D. R.. 1987. Air Reconnaissance in Roman Britain 1977-84. Britannia. 18. Unknown. 3.
SDV47300Site Visit: Griffith, F. M.. 1983.
SDV47316Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1983. Slide.
SDV47338Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1994. DAP/XA. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 11-13.
SDV47342Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1995. DAP/YN. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3-5.
SDV53094Report - Interim: Todd, M. + Goddard, S.. 1983. A Roman Fort at Bury Barton, Lapford.
SDV53096Report - Interim: Todd, M.. 1984. Interim Report on Excavations 1984.
SDV53097Site Visit: Griffith, F. M. + Trow, S.. 1988.
SDV53098Schedule Document: Ancient Monuments. 1988.
SDV53099Report - Interim: Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit. 1991. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report.
SDV53102Report - Survey: Todd, M. + Goddard, S.. 1982. Survey at 1:100.
SDV53105Article in Serial: Alcock, N. W.. 1966. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 98. 105.
SDV53106Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. SS70NW5. SS70NW5.
SDV53108Article in Serial: Todd, M.. 1985. The Roman Fort at Bury Barton, Devonshire. Britannia. 16. 49-55.
SDV53109Article in Serial: Frere, S. S.. 1984. Roman Britain in 1983.. Britannia. 15. 318.
SDV53111Aerial Photograph: 1995. Colour Slide.
SDV53114Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1986. DAP/GN. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 12.
SDV53115Photograph: 1996. Colour Slide.
SDV53118Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1996. DAP/AAQ. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 6-8.
SDV7961Aerial Photograph: Horner, B.. 1995. DAP/YV. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 10-13.

Associated Monuments

MDV74694Related to: Bury Barton, Lapford (Monument)
MDV12137Related to: Roman Fort at Bury Barton, Lapford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1462 - Unnamed Event
  • EDV1463 - Unnamed Event
  • EDV1464 - Unnamed Event

Date Last Edited:Oct 26 2022 11:51AM