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HER Number:MDV36046
Name:Civil War Fort at Aveton Gifford


Site of a Civil War fort at Aveton Gifford


Grid Reference:SX 691 478
Map Sheet:SX64NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAveton Gifford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishAVETON GIFFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX64NE/55

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FORT (XVII - 1601 AD to 1700 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV166831.

Des=adams, rev/reply to questionnaire by antiquarian dean miller/(c 1755)/ microfilm copy in westcountry studies library,exeter.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV166832.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Auton gifford: a fort, now demolished, just outside the rector's garden, on the summit of the hill. Built by william lane, rector of ringmore in the time of the civil war (adams cited by os). Vis=20/1/1987 (os). Judging by the location of the rectory in the c18 just outside the garden would give a grid ref of sx69194770 for the fort location. However, the true hilltop, now partly covered by a small housing estate, lies further north at sx69104791 (os).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV166831Migrated Record:
SDV166832Migrated Record:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 31 2008 2:41PM