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HER Number:MDV42301
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: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX89NW/84

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 occupies slight hollow in ridge top, very gentle east slope. Southeast side coincides with slight scarp. The field bank immediately west reflects the slope of the barrow very faintly. Other details: Photograph DPRFP/6 1.2.4.

Griffith, F. M., 1988, DAP/KP, 12 (Aerial Photograph). SDV51366.

Griffith, F. M., 1989, DAP/LY, 0,9 (Aerial Photograph). SDV58660.

Circular dark mark diameter 20-25 meters, with concentric pale annular mark just inside edge. Recorded as a crop mark in 1989.

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

Griffith, F. M., 1990, DAP/QU, 1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV286409.

Griffith, F. M., 1990, DAP/RY, 5-7 (Aerial Photograph). SDV338374.

Griffith, F. M., 1990, DAP/SZ (Aerial Photograph). SDV339125.

Horner, B., 1992, DAP/VC, 17-19 (Aerial Photograph). SDV122366.

Site recorded as almost a complete ring ditch in 1992. The darkness of the 'splodge' cropmark both within and beyond the ring ditch suggests the faint survival of the mound of a round barrow, despite the fact that this could not be recognised in field inspection.

Griffith, F. M., 1996, DAP/ZI, 8 (Aerial Photograph). SDV320082.

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 cropmark. Circa 24 meters diameter, with possible internal features.

Horner, B., 2007, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV359084.

Visible on Google Earth.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV122366Aerial Photograph: Horner, B.. 1992. DAP/VC. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 17-19.
SDV286409Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1990. DAP/QU. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1.
SDV320082Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1996. DAP/ZI. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 8.
SDV338374Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1990. DAP/RY. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 5-7.
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.
SDV339117Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1989. DAP/NM. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 14-15.
SDV339125Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1990. DAP/SZ. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper).
SDV342165Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1987 - 2000. Devon Post-Reconnaissance Fieldwork Project. Devon Post-Reconnaissance Fieldwork Project. A4 Unbound.
SDV359084Personal Comment: Horner, B.. 2007. Printout + Digital.
SDV51366Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1988. DAP/KP. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 12.
SDV58660Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1989. DAP/LY. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 0,9.

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)
MDV42300Related 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:Aug 28 2015 1:52PM