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HER Number:MDV38873
Name:Prehistoric Enclosure west of Honiton

Summary

Prehistoric oval enclosure excavated in 1999 prior to the A30 improvements to the west of Honiton

Location

Grid Reference:SY 140 996
Map Sheet:SY19NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGittisham
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGITTISHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY19NW/87

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Griffith, F. M., 1984, DAP/BX (Aerial Photograph). SDV131277.

Single ditched oval enclosure, length about 80 metres, incomplete on the northern side. Two linear features extend southwards to the southeast of the enclosure. Recorded as a cropmark in 1984.


Robinson, R., 1987 - 2000, Devon Post-Reconnaissance Fieldwork Project (Un-published). SDV342165.

Site lies on level ground, nothing visible.


Griffith, F. M., 1990, DAP/SQ, 9-11 (Aerial Photograph). SDV340755.


Horner, B., 1997, DAP/ABO, 15 (Aerial Photograph). SDV340756.

Other details: Slides.


Griffith, F. M. + Horner, B., 1997, DAP/ABP, 1-3 (Aerial Photograph). SDV338797.


Griffith, F. M. + Horner, B., 1997, DAP/ABQ, 14-15 (Aerial Photograph). SDV337387.

Other details: Slides.


1997, Untitled Source, 1 (Article in Serial). SDV338800.


Fitzpatrick, A. P., 1998, Prehistoric and Roman Sites on the New A30, 4 (Article in Serial). SDV336534.


1998, Untitled Source, 1 (Article in Serial). SDV338801.


Fitzpatrick, A. P. + Butterworth, C. A. + Grove, J., 1999, Prehistoric & Roman Sites in East Devon: The A30 Honiton-Exeter Improvement, 91-129 (Report - Excavation). SDV100627.

Hayne Lane excavation in 1997 prior to A30 improvement scheme revealed the single ditched oval enclosure circa 81 metres by 35 metres with a single southwest facing entrance with slightly inturned terminals. Geophysical survey suggested a second entrance on the southeast side in the adjoining field. Within the enclosure were 2-3 round houses and associated structures including a possible four-post granary. Two phases of occupation appear to be represented, the Middle Bronze Age and the Late Bronze Age with carbon 14 dates ranging from 800-1520 cal. BC. Finds included flaked stone, a possible stone spindle whorl, quern fragments, Middle/Late Bronze Age pottery sherds and 5 clay loom weights characteristic of the Bronze Age in southern England.


Reed, S. J. + Collings, A. G., 2000, Archaeological assessment of SWW Chineway to Roundball mains renewal, Honiton, 2 (Report - Assessment). SDV117622.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV100627Report - Excavation: Fitzpatrick, A. P. + Butterworth, C. A. + Grove, J.. 1999. Prehistoric & Roman Sites in East Devon: The A30 Honiton-Exeter Improvement. Wessex Archaeology Report. 16. A4 Bound. 91-129.
SDV117622Report - Assessment: Reed, S. J. + Collings, A. G.. 2000. Archaeological assessment of SWW Chineway to Roundball mains renewal, Honiton. Exeter Archaeology Report. 00.66. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2.
SDV131277Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1984. DAP/BX. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper).
SDV336534Article in Serial: Fitzpatrick, A. P.. 1998. Prehistoric and Roman Sites on the New A30. Devon Archaeological Society Newsletter. 71. A4 Stapled. 4.
SDV337387Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M. + Horner, B.. 1997. DAP/ABQ. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 14-15.
SDV338797Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M. + Horner, B.. 1997. DAP/ABP. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1-3.
SDV338800Article in Serial: 1997. Devon Archaeological Society Newsletter. 68. A4 Stapled. 1.
SDV338801Article in Serial: 1998. Devon Archaeological Society Newsletter. 70. A4 Stapled. 1.
SDV340755Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1990. DAP/SQ. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 9-11.
SDV340756Aerial Photograph: Horner, B.. 1997. DAP/ABO. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 15.
SDV342165Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1987 - 2000. Devon Post-Reconnaissance Fieldwork Project. Devon Post-Reconnaissance Fieldwork Project. A4 Unbound.

Associated Monuments

MDV59408Related to: ARTEFACT SCATTER in the Parish of Gittisham (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FDV1247 - LOOMWEIGHT (Middle Bronze Age to Early Iron Age - 1500 BC to 700 BC)
  • FDV1246 - POT (Middle Bronze Age to Early Iron Age - 1500 BC to 700 BC)
  • FDV1245 - QUERN (Middle Bronze Age to Early Iron Age - 1500 BC to 700 BC)
  • FDV1244 - SPINDLE WHORL (Middle Bronze Age to Early Iron Age - 1500 BC to 700 BC)

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 13 2017 2:55PM