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HER Number:MDV42300
Name:Ring Ditch to the northeast of Three Gate Cross


Prehistoric ring ditch recorded as a crop mark in 1989 to the northeast of Three Gate Cross


Grid Reference:SX 801 993
Map Sheet:SX89NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCrediton Hamlets
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCREDITON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Two prehistoric ring ditches north east of Three Gate Cross

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX89NW/83

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RING DITCH (Lower Palaeolithic to Roman - 698000 BC to 409 AD (Between))

Full description

National Monuments Record, SX8099, 2-5, 11-21 (Aerial Photograph). SDV339115.

NMR, SX89NW 19 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV339114.

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

Site lies on level ridge top, nothing visible on ground. Enclosure or second ring ditch adjacent immediately east. Other details: Photograph DPRFP/R2.

Griffith, F. M., 1989, DAP/LY, 8-9 (Aerial Photograph). SDV58660.

Annular dark mark. Diameter circa 20 meters. Recorded from the air in 1989. A linear feature is shown running northeast to southwest to the south of the ring ditch.

Griffith, F. M., 1989, DAP/MB, 8-9 (Aerial Photograph). SDV339116.

Griffith, F. M., 1989, DAP/NM, 14-15 (Aerial Photograph). SDV339117.

Miller, A., 1996, Untitled Source (Interpretation). SDV338628.

Rapid examination of aerial photographs suggests the presence of one of 4 probable Prehistoric or Roman round barrow sites, visible as ring ditch cropmarks. Circa 24 meters diameter with possible internal features.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV338628Interpretation: Miller, A.. 1996. RCHME Aerial Photograph Primary Recording Project. Digital.
SDV339114National Monuments Record Database: NMR. SX89NW 19. NMR Index. Card Index.
SDV339115Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. SX8099. NMR Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2-5, 11-21.
SDV339116Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1989. DAP/MB. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 8-9.
SDV339117Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1989. DAP/NM. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 14-15.
SDV342165Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1987 - 2000. Devon Post-Reconnaissance Fieldwork Project. Devon Post-Reconnaissance Fieldwork Project. A4 Unbound.
SDV58660Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1989. DAP/LY. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 8-9.

Associated Monuments

MDV54094Related to: Ring Ditch to the east of Three Gate Cross (Monument)
MDV42302Related to: Ring Ditch to the north of Gunstone Cross (Monument)
MDV42301Related to: Ring Ditch to the northeast of Three Gate Cross (Monument)
MDV54093Related to: Ring Ditch to the northwest of Gunstone Cross (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 16 2011 2:30PM