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HER Number:MDV38897
Name:Linear Features to North-West of Marystow Bridge


Parallel curving lines recorded as crop mark from air. Possibly a curvilinear double ditched enclosure.


Grid Reference:SX 434 834
Map Sheet:SX48SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMarystow
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric curvilinear, double ditched enclosure north west of Marystow Bridge

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX48SW/28

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LINEAR FEATURE (Early Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

National Monuments Record, SX4383, 1-3 (Aerial Photograph). SDV344286.

Griffith, F. M., 1984, DAP/CI, 8 (Aerial Photograph). SDV344279.

Parallel curving lines, circa 120 metres long, recorded from air.

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

Site visit 16th December 1988. Site lies in flat valley bottom and is visible as low curving banks which seem too deliberate to be old river meanders. The farm manager had no explanation for the site. Other details: Photos H15-17.

Miller, A., 1996, RCHME Aerial Photograph Primary Recording Project (Interpretation). SDV53184.

The aerial photograph suggests a probable curvilinear double ditched enclosure, probably prehistoric. No entrance is apparent but the south side is not visible. Overlooked by high ground to the north and south.

National Monuments Record, 2010, 1034716 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV344287.

SX48SW20. Probable curvilinear, double ditched enclosure, probably of Prehistoric date, seen as cropmarks. Record last updated: Unknown.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV342165Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1987 - 2000. Devon Post-Reconnaissance Fieldwork Project. Devon Post-Reconnaissance Fieldwork Project. A4 Unbound.
SDV344279Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1984. DAP/CI. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 8.
SDV344286Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. SX4383. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 1-3.
SDV344287National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. 2010. 1034716. National Monuments Record Index. Website.
SDV53184Interpretation: Miller, A.. 1996. RCHME Aerial Photograph Primary Recording Project. RCHME Aerial Photograph Primary Recording Project. Map (Paper).

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 10 2011 5:34PM