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HER Number:MDV21473
Name:Earthworks south of Compton Castle


Earthworks shown on aerial photograph to the south of Compton Castle.


Grid Reference:SX 865 647
Map Sheet:SX86SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMarldon
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishMARLDON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Trust SMR: 100498
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX86SE/55

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Unknown date)

Full description

National Monuments Record, 1980, SX8664:SF, 1743/172 (Aerial Photograph). SDV340966.

Aerial photograph of Compton Castle shows a feature apparently double banked with a ditch in between forming one quadrant of a circle. No traces of the rest. Shown as hedgebank on some maps, but fits oddly in rest of field pattern. Occupies end of a spur situation.

National Trust, 1984, Compton Castle, 6 (Report - Survey). SDV340960.

Berry, N., 2009, Land at Compton Castle, Devon, 69 (Report - Survey). SDV347354.

An aerial photograph appears to show a cropmark feature of a double-banked earthwork with an intermediate ditch on the end of a spur south-east of the castle. The feature was not located on the ground during this landscape survey (2006-7), and may in fact reflect the topography. A hedgebank is shown on the 1972 and 6 inch County series Ordnance Survey maps. Other details: Site Inventory map (2) 079.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV340960Report - Survey: National Trust. 1984. Compton Castle. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 6.
SDV340966Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1980. SX8664:SF. National Monuments Record Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1743/172.
SDV347354Report - Survey: Berry, N.. 2009. Land at Compton Castle, Devon. National Trust Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 69.

Associated Monuments

MDV8877Related to: Compton Castle, Marldon (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 14 2019 11:08AM