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HER Number:MDV37563
Name:Cropmark enclosure, west of Whiteway Barton, Kingsteignton


A rectilinear ditched enclosure of probable later prehistoric to Roman date is visible on aerial photographs of 1985 as cropmarks on the south-east-facing combe slopes to the west of Whiteway Barton, Kingsteignton.


Grid Reference:SX 879 750
Map Sheet:SX87NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKingsteignton
Ecclesiastical ParishKINGSTEIGNTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric rectangular, single ditched enclosure south east of Tor's Hill

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87NE/116

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

DPRFP, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262469.

Three sides of rectangular single ditched enclosure, length of side 40m width 25m. Recorded from the air 1985 (ap). Vis=4/1/1989 (robinson). Even s slope, nothing visible (dprfp).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV296177.

Aph=dap/eu 4a(5/7/1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV296178.

Des=dprfp 1989(and photo h 25,26).

DCC, 1985, DAP 5487, DAP 5487/04A-05 05-JUL-1985 (EU) (Aerial Photograph). SDV355871.

Cropmarks of linear ditches are visible.
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.

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 ditches up to circa 2m wide are visible defining a possible enclosure on the south-east-facing slopes of a combe to the west of Whiteway Barton, Kingsteignton. The visible cropmarks define three sides of roughly rectilinear area up to circa 36m long, north to south and 26m wide, east to west. The northern side of the enclosure is not defined.
The cropmark was not noted on any other sources available to the survey.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV262469Migrated Record: DPRFP.
SDV296177Aerial Photograph:
SDV296178Migrated Record:
SDV355871Aerial Photograph: DCC. 1985. DAP 5487. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DAP 5487/04A-05 05-JUL-1985 (EU). [Mapped feature: #114341 ]
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

Associated Monuments: none recorded

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:Nov 29 2018 12:20PM