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HER Number:MDV37265
Name:Enclosure West of Netherton, Haccombe with Combe

Summary

A rectilinear enclosure of probable later prehistoric to Roman date is visible on aerial photographs of the 1980s and 1990s as cropmarks of a ditch on the east-facing slopes overlooking the combe of a tributary to the River Teign, west of Netherton.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 886 715
Map Sheet:SX87SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHaccombe with Combe
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishCOMBEINTEIGNHEAD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Romano-British square enclosure and linear; prehistoric oval, single ditched enclosure, barrow and cremation burial east of Hackney Lane

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87SE/287
  • Pastscape: 1031397

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RECTILINEAR ENCLOSURE (Early Iron Age to Roman - 700 BC to 409 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 V 5278-5279 12-JUL-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352279.

A faint cropmark of a ditch is visible.


Griffith, F. M., 1987, DAP/JB, 7-8 (Aerial Photograph). SDV339519.

A square enclosure, side approximately 40 meters, was recorded as a crop mark in 1987, in the field adjacent to an oval enclosure which was not recorded in 1987.


Pye, A. R. + Simpson, S. J. + Pearson, T., 1989, Archaeological Recording on the Fishacre to Ashcombe Gas Pipeline, South Devon (Report - non-specific). SDV336545.


Devon County Council, 1989, DAP 6037, DAP 6037/07 21-JUL-1987 (JB) (Aerial Photograph). SDV361604.

A cropmark of a ditched enclosure is visible.


Griffith, F. M., 1989, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV339520.

When a gas pipeline was excavated to the east of the square enclosure, a ditch containing 2nd century South Devon ware was found.


Devon County Council, 1992, DAP 14402, DAP 14402/33 29-JUN-1992 (VG) (Aerial Photograph). SDV359251.

A cropmark of a ditched enclosure is visible.


Horner, B., 1992, DAP/VG, 30-34 (Aerial Photograph). SDV122368.


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 (Interpretation). SDV361305.

Cropmarks of a ditch up to circa 3m wide are visible on aerial photographs of 1946 to 1992 on the east-facing slopes overlooking the combe of a tributary to the River Teign at Netherton. The cropmarks define a rectilinear enclosure circa 60m by 55m across. A break circa 9m wide in the cropmark defining eastern edge of the enclosure might mark an entrance to the interior.
An L shaped cropmark of a narrower ditch visible circa 12m to the south of, and parallel with the enclosure, might be evidence of a second enclosure or field boundaries associated with the enclosure. The enclosure is interpreted as probably later prehistoric to Roman in date.
Many of the aerial photographs consulted are copies of DAPs held by the Historic England Archive. These have been recorded here as separate sources as there is a possibility that variations in processing could result in images on which archaeological features show differently than on the original images.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV122368Aerial Photograph: Horner, B.. 1992. DAP/VG. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 30-34.
SDV336545Report - non-specific: Pye, A. R. + Simpson, S. J. + Pearson, T.. 1989. Archaeological Recording on the Fishacre to Ashcombe Gas Pipeline, South Devon. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 89.18. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV339519Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1987. DAP/JB. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 7-8.
SDV339520Personal Comment: Griffith, F. M.. 1989.
SDV352279Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 V 5278-5279 12-JUL-1946.
SDV359251Aerial Photograph: Devon County Council. 1992. DAP 14402. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DAP 14402/33 29-JUN-1992 (VG).
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. Historic England Research Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV361604Aerial Photograph: Devon County Council. 1989. DAP 6037. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DAP 6037/07 21-JUL-1987 (JB).

Associated Monuments

MDV73977Related to: Barrow to the east of Hackney Lane, Netherton (Monument)
MDV43378Related to: Buried Soil to the east of Hackney Lane (Monument)
MDV43377Related to: Cremation Burial to the east of Hackney Lane (Monument)
MDV37465Related to: Enclosure West of Netherton, Haccombe with Combe (Monument)
MDV43376Related to: Romano-British Ditch east of Hackney Lane (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:Mar 7 2019 6:09PM