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HER Number:MDV29014
Name:Oval Enclosure North East of Singleton Park


An oval enclosure of probable prehistoric date is visible on aerial photographs as a cropmark to the north-east of Singleton Park.


Grid Reference:SS 962 015
Map Sheet:SS90SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSilverton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSILVERTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric ovoid enclosure north east of Singleton Park

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 1044570
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS90SE/67

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

APH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV37159.

North of poundsland. Single ditched ovoid enclosure c 50m x 30m. First recorded as crop mark june 1984 by f. Griffith (aph).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV37161.

Aph=dap/w 2(25/6/1984).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV37162.

Aph=dap/ag 4,6(28/6/1984).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV37163.

Aph=dap/am 8(29/6/1984).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV37164.

Aph=dap/ks 1-2(1/7/1988).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV37165.

Aph=dap/kw 10-12/(6/7/1988).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV37166.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV37167.

Des=dprfp 1997 + photo bh34.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV37168.

Aph=dap/abo 1, 2/(1/7/1997).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV37169.

Aph=dap/tm 7-10(25/7/1990).

DPRFP, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262469.

Vis=3/4/1997 (robinson) site lies on almost level ground. No visible traces. Linear features adjacent may be field drains as field is very wet lying, or possibly part of an unrelated field system, the same axis as linear features in adjacent fields (dprfp).

English Heritage, 1984, NMR 2163, NMR 2163/63 2-JUL-1984 (Aerial Photograph). SDV357051.

An oval enclosure is visible as a cropmark.

Devon County Council, 1990, DAP 11946, DAP 11946/07-09 25-JUL-1990 (TM) (Aerial Photograph). SDV357504.

An oval enclosure is visible as a cropmark.

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

An oval enclosure of probable prehistoric date is visible on aerial photographs as a cropmark to the north-east of Singleton Park, situated on an almost level plateau overlooking the valley of the River Culm to the south. The cropmark of the ditch is on average 2 metres wide, enclosing an area approximately 25 metres by 19 metres in size. A possible entrance is visible as a break in the cropmark on the south-eastern corner. The enclosure falls within a wider area of good cropmark evidence for prehistoric settlement, agriculture and funerary activity. The enclosure could therefore be interpreted as evidence for a small settlement enclosure or multiple barrows enclosed by a single ditch.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV262469Migrated Record: DPRFP.
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
SDV357051Aerial Photograph: English Heritage. 1984. NMR 2163. English Heritage. Photograph (Paper). NMR 2163/63 2-JUL-1984.
SDV357504Aerial Photograph: Devon County Council. 1990. DAP 11946. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DAP 11946/07-09 25-JUL-1990 (TM). [Mapped feature: #86325 ]
SDV37159Migrated Record: APH.
SDV37161Aerial Photograph:
SDV37162Aerial Photograph:
SDV37163Aerial Photograph:
SDV37164Aerial Photograph:
SDV37165Aerial Photograph:
SDV37166Aerial Photograph:
SDV37167Migrated Record:
SDV37168Aerial Photograph:
SDV37169Aerial Photograph:

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:Dec 4 2014 4:29PM