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HER Number:MDV42623
Name:Ring Ditch to the southeast of Paulsland Farm, Cullompton

Summary

A ring ditch of probable prehistoric date is visible as a cropmark ditch on aerial photographs of 1984 onwards, to the southeast of Paulsland House.

Location

Grid Reference:ST 017 082
Map Sheet:ST00NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCullompton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN
Ecclesiastical ParishCULLOMPTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric ring ditch south east of Paulsland House
  • SHINE: Prehistoric ring ditch south east of Paulsland House

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 1044649
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST00NW/60

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Devon County Council, 1984, DAP 3535, DAP 3525/06 05-JUL-1984 (BC) (Aerial Photograph). SDV357052.

The ring ditch is visible as a cropmark ditch.

Griffith, F. M., 1984, DAP/BC, 7 (Aerial Photograph). SDV340037.

Annular dark mark diameter about 10 meters, recorded as cropmark in 1984.

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

Site lies on level summit of small rounded hill. No visible mound. Piece of black Beer flint found on the surface of the cropmark ring ditch to the south of Paulsland Farm. Other details: Photograph T6.

Horner, B., 1995, DAP/XQ, Devon County Council DAP/XQ 29 29-JUN-1995 (Aerial Photograph). SDV319974.

The ring ditch is visible as a cropmark ditch.

Griffith, F. M., 1995, DAP/YA, 1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV337698.

GetMapping, 1999, 069/99, Devon County Council GetMapping/088/99 072-73 11-JUL-1999 (Aerial Photograph). SDV355855.

The ring ditch is visible as a cropmark ditch.

GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping (Aerial Photograph). SDV321648.

Dark ring circa 17 meters diameter shown on aerial photograph.

Hood, A., 2007, Land at Willand Road, Cullompton: Archaeological Strip, Map and Sample: Post Excavation Assessment (Report - Assessment). SDV340039.

Context One Archaeological Services, 2009, Land to the North of Tiverton Road, Cullompton, Devon. An Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment and Geophysical Survey, 6 (Report - Geophysical Survey). SDV345067.

Jones-Lutescu, P, 2014, Land to the Northwest of Cullompton, Devon (Report - Assessment). SDV359834.

A historic environment assessment has been undertaken by AC archaeology during September and October 2014 as part of forthcoming planning applications for proposed mixed use development on c. 70 hectares of land to the northwest of Cullompton, Devon.

A prehistoric ring ditch was recorded as a cropmark to the southeast of Paulsland Farm in 1984.

Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R., 2014-2015, East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV356883.

A ring ditch of probable prehistoric date is visible as a cropmark ditch on aerial photographs of 1984 onwards, to the southeast of Paulsland House. The fairly well-defined and complete ring ditch measures approximately 14.5m in diameter and is sited on the crest of a prominent hilltop. The ring ditch remains clearly visible as a cropmark ditch on aerial photographs of 1999.

Bunn, D., 2016, Land to the North and West of Cullompton: Geophysical Survey (Report - Geophysical Survey). SDV360272.

A gradiometer survey was undertaken on land to the north and west of Cullompton. The survey identified a number of potential archaeological remains, including possible traces of ring ditches, an enclosure and widespread linear anomalies to the west of St Andrew's Hill.

The survey recorded geophysical evidence of known or suspected archaeological remains (formerly identified as cropmarks), most notably a particularly distinctive c.15m diameter annular ditch (A – probably a barrow ditch) on high ground in the eastern part of Area 7 .

Sources / Further Reading

SDV319974Aerial Photograph: Horner, B.. 1995. DAP/XQ. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). Devon County Council DAP/XQ 29 29-JUN-1995. [Mapped feature: #91458 ]
SDV321648Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping. Millennium Map. Photograph (Digital).
SDV337698Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1995. DAP/YA. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1.
SDV340037Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1984. DAP/BC. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 7.
SDV340039Report - Assessment: Hood, A.. 2007. Land at Willand Road, Cullompton: Archaeological Strip, Map and Sample: Post Excavation Assessment. Foundations Archaeology Report. 556. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV342165Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1987 - 2000. Devon Post-Reconnaissance Fieldwork Project. Devon Post-Reconnaissance Fieldwork Project. A4 Unbound.
SDV345067Report - Geophysical Survey: Context One Archaeological Services. 2009. Land to the North of Tiverton Road, Cullompton, Devon. An Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment and Geophysical Survey. Context One Archaeological Services Report. COAS/DBA;GEO/08/TRC. A4 Stapled + Digital. 6.
SDV355855Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999. 069/99. GetMapping Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). Devon County Council GetMapping/088/99 072-73 11-JUL-1999.
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
SDV357052Aerial Photograph: Devon County Council. 1984. DAP 3535. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DAP 3525/06 05-JUL-1984 (BC).
SDV359834Report - Assessment: Jones-Lutescu, P. 2014. Land to the Northwest of Cullompton, Devon. AC Archaeology. ACD952/1/1. Digital.
SDV360272Report - Geophysical Survey: Bunn, D.. 2016. Land to the North and West of Cullompton: Geophysical Survey. Pre-Construct Geophysics Ltd. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV57896Related to: Enclosure to the southeast of Paulsland House (Monument)
MDV59813Related to: Flint found to the south of Paulsland Farm (Find Spot)

Associated Finds

  • FDV1150 - FLAKE (Prehistoric - 698000 BC to 42 AD)

Associated Events

  • EDV4862 - Geophysical Survey North of Tiverton Road, Cullompton
  • EDV6530 - The East and Mid-Devon Rivers Catchment NMP project (Ref: ACD613)
  • EDV7113 - Historic Environment Assessment, Land to the Northwest of Cullompton, Devon (Ref: ACD952/1/1)
  • EDV7302 - Geophysical Survey: Land to the North and West of Cullompton

Date Last Edited:Mar 26 2020 12:09PM