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HER Number:MDV28630
Name:Curvilinear Cropmark Enclosure South West of Reed's Cottages


A possible curvilinear ditched enclosure of potentially later prehistoric to Roman date was visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs, on the tip of a south-west facing spur to the south-west of Reed’s Cottages, Broad Clyst.


Grid Reference:SX 976 984
Map Sheet:SX99NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBroad Clyst
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric curvilinear enclosure and linears south west of Reed's Cottages

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 448123
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX99NE/52

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CURVILINEAR ENCLOSURE (Early Bronze Age to Roman - 2200 BC to 409 AD (Between))

Full description

AP, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV108047.

South of reed's cottages. Curvilinear ditched enclosure with associated linear features. First recorded as crop mark by f. Griffith june 1984 (ap).

NATURAL, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV108049.

Vis=28/3/1990 (robinson) site lies on level ridge top with valley flat to n and s. Possible very slight terrace in slope cover site (natural) (dprfp).

NMR, CITING RCHME, Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV108050.

Vis=9/6/1986 (rchme) no traces of an enclosure or linear features in cornfield located on a sw projecting hill spur about 25m od, recorded as cropmark (nmr, citing rchme).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV108051.

Aph=dap/q 9(23/6/1984).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV108052.

Des=dprfp 1990(and photo n 16).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV108053.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV108054.

Des=rchme/(9/6/1986)/field investigation.

Griffith, F. M., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV8774.

A complex of linear and curvilinear marks whose relationships, if any, are unclear. Longest of the three linear features is 130m; max overall dimensions of the curvilinear 'enclosure' 90m ne-sw by 80m, but it is incomplete (fmg).

Historic England, 1984, NMR 2162, NMR 2162/1082 02-JUL-1984 (Aerial Photograph). SDV357541.

A curvilinear cropmark enclosure is visible.

Devon County Council, 1989, DAP 13591, DAP 13591/10A-11 16-JUN-1989 (Aerial Photograph). SDV358018.

A curvilinear cropmark enclosure is visible.

Griffith, F. M., 1989, DAP/KL2, Devon County Council DAP/KL2 13-14 16-JUN-1989 (Aerial Photograph). SDV358824.

A curvilinear cropmark enclosure is visible.

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

A possible curvilinear ditched enclosure of potentially later prehistoric to Roman date was visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs, towards the tip of a south-west facing spur below Reed’s Cottages, Broad Clyst.
The cropmark was up to approximately 3 metres wide and defined a possible enclosure circa 95 by 78 metres across at its widest points. The cropmark returned to form a slightly concave boundary on the north-eastern edge of the enclosure, with a possible break almost 5 metres wide at the internal apex of the boundary, possibly representing a narrow entrance. An almost north to south orientated linear cropmark within the body of the possible enclosure might define an internal division.
A number of irregularly curvilinear cropmarks of possible ditched features were visible to the north and south of the possible enclosure. The character of these features is more typical of cropmarks of geological origin than archaeological, and they have therefore not been transcribed as part of the survey. However, it is recommended that any future geophysical survey of this site includes the full extent of the field to fully define the extent and character of these features.
Many of the aerial photographs consulted by the survey are copies of DAPs held by the Historic England Archive. In some cases these have been recorded as separate sources. This is because variations in the way the prints have been processed could result in images on which archaeological features are visible to a greater or lesser degree.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV108047Migrated Record: AP.
SDV108049Report - Survey: NATURAL.
SDV108050Report - Survey: NMR, CITING RCHME.
SDV108051Aerial Photograph:
SDV108052Migrated Record:
SDV108053Migrated Record:
SDV108054Migrated Record:
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
SDV357541Aerial Photograph: Historic England. 1984. NMR 2162. NMR Aerial Photograph. Print. NMR 2162/1082 02-JUL-1984.
SDV358018Aerial Photograph: Devon County Council. 1989. DAP 13591. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DAP 13591/10A-11 16-JUN-1989.
SDV358824Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1989. DAP/KL2. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). Devon County Council DAP/KL2 13-14 16-JUN-1989. [Mapped feature: #86146 ]
SDV8774Migrated Record: Griffith, F. M..

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6530 - The East and Mid-Devon Rivers Catchment NMP project (Ref: ACD613)

Date Last Edited:Aug 13 2015 3:44PM