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HER Number:MDV29600
Name:Trapezoidal Enclosure West of Kenbury Wood


A trapezoidal enclosure of possible later prehistoric or Roman date, with a possible entrance in its south side, is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs taken between 1947 and 1989.


Grid Reference:SX 919 871
Map Sheet:SX98NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishExminster
Ecclesiastical ParishEXMINSTER

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 1046625
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX98NW/105

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV305059.

Aph=raf/cpe/uk/1995,1321-2(13/4/1947)/(dcc 44/1-2).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV305060.

Des=griffith, f. M. /as above(10/7/1992).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV305061.


W SIDE NOT VISIBLE, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV305055.

S kenbury house. Rectangular single ditched enclosure (w side not visible). Length 60-70m. Recorded as cropmark by f. Griffith in july 1984.

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

The site can just be made out surviving in earthwork form on 1947 raf aps.(fmg).

Royal Air Force, 1947, RAF/CPE/UK/1995, RAF/CPE/UK/1995 FP 1322-1323 13-APR-1947 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354842.

A rectilinear enclosure is partially, and very faintly, visible as a narrow pale cropmark.

Devon County Council, 1984, DAP/AR, DCC DAP/AR 2A-3 02-JUL-1984 (Aerial Photograph). SDV305058.

A dark trapezoidal cropmark is visible.

Griffith, F. M., 1988, Kenbury Woods (Un-published). SDV359060.

Devon County Council, 1989, DAP 6707, DAP 6707/6-7 16-JUN-1989 (LX) (Aerial Photograph). SDV358731.

A dark trapezoidal cropmark is visible.

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

A dark trapezoidal cropmark, circa 3 metres wide and measuring 80 by 90 metres, is visible on aerial photographs taken between 1984 and 1989. It is very faintly visible as a pale, narrow poorly defined cropmark on aerial photographs taken in 1947. No shadows are visible, as would be expected if earthworks had survived. A gap of circa 9 metres in the south side may be an entrance through an enclosure ditch. On the available evidence this feature is considered likely to be later prehistoric or Roman in date. The available control points for these images were very few, and as a result the transcription is likely to be inaccurate up to circa 4 metres.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV305055Migrated Record: W SIDE NOT VISIBLE.
SDV305058Aerial Photograph: Devon County Council. 1984. DAP/AR. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DCC DAP/AR 2A-3 02-JUL-1984. [Mapped feature: #86517 ]
SDV305059Aerial Photograph:
SDV305060Migrated Record:
SDV305061Aerial Photograph:
SDV354842Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1947. RAF/CPE/UK/1995. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1995 FP 1322-1323 13-APR-1947.
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
SDV358731Aerial Photograph: Devon County Council. 1989. DAP 6707. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DAP 6707/6-7 16-JUN-1989 (LX).
SDV359060Un-published: Griffith, F. M.. 1988. Kenbury Woods. Response to County Matter Application. A4 Stapled + Digital.
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:Mar 27 2017 9:35AM