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HER Number:MDV28619
Name:Enclosures to the west of Blackhorse

Summary

Three adjoining rectilinear enclosures are visible as cropmarks on oblique aerial photographs of 1984, to the west of Blackhorse. The cropmarks should be viewed with some degree of caution and appear to be more likely the result of geological patterning and possible drainage.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 978 932
Map Sheet:SX99SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSowton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOWTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Three adjoining rectilinear enclosures south west of Blackhorse

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX99SE/113

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • NON ANTIQUITY (Unknown date)
  • (Former Type) ENCLOSURE (Prehistoric - 698000 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Griffith, F. M., 1984, DAP/AG, 2-3 (Aerial Photograph). SDV338774.

West of Blackhorse. Small rectangular enclosures, possibly three adjacent. Recorded as a cropmark in 1984.


Robinson, R., 1987 - 2000, Devon Post-Reconnaissance Fieldwork Project (Un-published). SDV342165.

Site lies in level area just above break in slope. Nothing visible. Flint axe found just to the east of site and now in Exeter Museum. Other details: Photograph M37.


Weddell, P. J., 1989, A Preliminary Archaeological Assessment of the Preferred Route of the A30 Trunk Road Honiton-Exeter Improvement, 3 (Report - Assessment). SDV336546.


Weddell, P. J., 1991, Archaeological Assessment of the Published Route (preliminary) of the A30 Honiton-Exeter Improvement, 4 (Report - Assessment). SDV337589.


Morton, R., 1999, Clyst Honiton to Broadclyst pipeline: archaeological desk based assessment (Report - Assessment). SDV118377.


RSK Environment Ltd., 1999, Transco Broadclyst LDZ pipeline, Exeter: Environmental review, 11 (Report - non-specific). SDV325506.


Exeter Archaeology, 2005, Archaeological Assessment of Land at Redhayes, Sowton, Exeter, 4 (Report - Assessment). SDV338701.

Other details: Site 12.


Bryant, A., 2007, East of Exeter Major Scheme Bid M5 Junction 29 and Old A30, Exeter, Devon: Historic Environment Desk-based Assessment, 9 (Report - Assessment). SDV345164.

Other details: Appendix 1, site 39; figure 2.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R., 2014-2015, East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV356883.

Cropmarks visble on specialist oblique aerial photographs of 1984 at Blackhorse have been interpreted within this record as representing three adjoining enclosure of potential prehistoric date. The origin and nature of the cropmarks however, should be viewed with some degree of caution and appear to be more likely the result of geological patterning and possible drainage. The cropmarks were not transcribed as part of this survey.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV118377Report - Assessment: Morton, R.. 1999. Clyst Honiton to Broadclyst pipeline: archaeological desk based assessment. Cotswold Archeological Trust Report. 991056. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV325506Report - non-specific: RSK Environment Ltd.. 1999. Transco Broadclyst LDZ pipeline, Exeter: Environmental review. RSK Environmental Report. A4 Spiral Bound + Digital. 11.
SDV336546Report - Assessment: Weddell, P. J.. 1989. A Preliminary Archaeological Assessment of the Preferred Route of the A30 Trunk Road Honiton-Exeter Improvement. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 89.19. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3.
SDV337589Report - Assessment: Weddell, P. J.. 1991. Archaeological Assessment of the Published Route (preliminary) of the A30 Honiton-Exeter Improvement. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 91.22. A4 Stapled + Digital. 4.
SDV338701Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2005. Archaeological Assessment of Land at Redhayes, Sowton, Exeter. Exeter Archaeology Report. 05.02. A4 Stapled + Digital. 4.
SDV338774Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1984. DAP/AG. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2-3.
SDV342165Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1987 - 2000. Devon Post-Reconnaissance Fieldwork Project. Devon Post-Reconnaissance Fieldwork Project. A4 Unbound.
SDV345164Report - Assessment: Bryant, A.. 2007. East of Exeter Major Scheme Bid M5 Junction 29 and Old A30, Exeter, Devon: Historic Environment Desk-based Assessment. Wessex Archaeology Report. 63771.01. A4 Stapled + Digital. 9.
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV28620Related to: Enclosure to west of Blackhorse (Monument)
MDV44052Related to: Hand Axe from southwest of Blackhorse (Find Spot)
MDV62693Related to: Prehistoric Settlement west of Blackhorse (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4246 - Land at Redhayes, Sowton, Exeter
  • EDV4887 - Assessment Two Areas of Highway to the East of Exeter
  • EDV6530 - The East and Mid-Devon Rivers Catchment NMP project (Ref: ACD613)

Date Last Edited:Oct 13 2015 1:56PM