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HER Number:MDV29896
Name:Enclosure north of Well Cottages, Staverton

Summary

A series of cropmark ditches of an enclosure, with associated field boundaries, of likely prehistoric or Romano-British date are visible on aerial photographs taken in 1946 and 1984, to the north of Well Cottages, Staverton.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 761 654
Map Sheet:SX76NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishStaverton
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSTAVERTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Well Farm. Prehistoric sub-rectangular ditched enclosure, linears and circular enclosures north of Well Cottages

Other References/Statuses

  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1030038
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76NE/210

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Early Bronze Age to Roman - 2200 BC to 409 AD (Between))
  • SUBRECTANGULAR ENCLOSURE (Early Bronze Age to Roman - 2200 BC to 409 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV148259.

Aph=dap/br 4,4a(11/7/1984).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV148260.

Des=dprfp 1987(and photo b4).


DPRFP, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262469.

Well farm. Subrectangular ditched enclosure recorded as crop mark by f. Griffith july 1984. Diameter about 80-90m. Other linear features and possible circular enclosures in same field (ap). Vis=15/9/1987 (robinson), 14/10/1987 (griffith and robinson). Site lies in slight ledge on even moderate s slope, but this may be associated with old field boundary. Nothing visible of other features. Field name 'berry' immediately s (dprfp).


Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

One of the cropmarks corresponds with a field boundary in this location.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 VP3 5209-10 12-JUL-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352279.

A series of cropmark ditches is visible.


Ordnance Survey, 1984, OS/84170, OS/84170 V 085-086 04-JUL-1984 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352491.

A series of cropmark ditches is visible.


Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2018-2019, The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 1, Haldon Ridge to Dart Valley (AI&M) (Interpretation). SDV361305.

A series of dark cropmarks of levelled ditches is visible on aerial photographs taken in 1946 and 1984, on the southeast facing slope of a hilltop, to the north of Well Cottages, Staverton. The cropmarks define a sub-rectangular enclosure which measures approximately 75m in length by 60m in width, with two possible entranceways to the south and east. Cropmarks which extend off the northwest corner of the enclosure form three sides of a possible land parcel circa 180m across. Other linear cropmarks which intersect with these features possibly represent former field boundaries and may be broadly contemporary, although one of the cropmarks does correspond with a field boundary shown on the 1845 Parish Tithe Map. The form of this enclosure and its proximity to other enclosures identified in this area would suggest a prehistoric or Romano-British date.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV148259Aerial Photograph:
SDV148260Migrated Record:
SDV262469Migrated Record: DPRFP.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV352279Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 VP3 5209-10 12-JUL-1946.
SDV352491Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1984. OS/84170. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). OS/84170 V 085-086 04-JUL-1984. [Mapped feature: #111946 ]
SDV361305Interpretation: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2018-2019. The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 1, Haldon Ridge to Dart Valley (AI&M). Historic England Research Report. Digital.
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Associated Monuments

MDV125480Related to: Enclosure north of Well Cottages, Staverton (Monument)
MDV122194Related to: Enclosure northwest of Well Cottages, Staverton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7515 - The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping (formerly NMP) Survey (Ref: ACD1748)

Date Last Edited:Apr 23 2019 10:32AM