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HER Number:MDV42784
Name:Subcircular ditched enclosure, Newton St Cyres


A subcircular single ditched cropmark enclosures, with small internal circular feature, of potential prehistoric date is visible on aerial photographs taken from 1985 onwards, Lilly Farm, Newton St Cyres.


Grid Reference:SX 880 975
Map Sheet:SX89NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton St. Cyres
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishNEWTON ST.CYRES

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Undated sub-circular, single ditched enclosure with internal circular feature and linears south east of Lily Farm

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX89NE43
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX89NE/131

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)

Full description

National Monuments Record, SX8897, 7-13,19 (Aerial Photograph). SDV338102.

Rapid examination of aerial photograph suggests the presence of a curvilinear enclosure (with east-north-east facing entrance and no indication of its south, upslope side). Of uncertain date. Visible as cropmarks c100m south-south-east of Lilly Farm (citing Miller).

NMR, SX89NE43 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV338101.

Griffith, F. M., 1985, DAP/EU, 8 (Aerial Photograph). SDV338099.

Subcircular single ditched enclosure, c40m diameter, with small internal circular feature. Linear mark adjacent. Recorded as crop mark on aerial photograph.

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

Site lies in level area at the end of a north facing ridge. The land falls fairly steeply to wouth west, north west and north east. No visible earthworks. Other details: Photo S10.

Griffith, F. M., 1990, DAP/QT, 15 (Aerial Photograph). SDV338103.

Horner, B., 1992, DAP/VS, 20-22 (Aerial Photograph). SDV338104.

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

Young, A., 2005, Transcriptions from Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project (Cartographic). SDV321540.

Young, A. & Turner, S., 2005-2006, North Devon/Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project database records, PRN166306 (Interpretation). SDV358473.

A curvilinear ditch is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs (p1-2). It is likely to be the northern side of an enclosure with a diameter of roughly 40m. A second curvilinear feature with a diameter of 10m, of which only the south side is visible, is situated within it. The features were digitally plotted as part of the National Mapping Programme.
Photograph references:
1. DCC DAP/EU 8 09-JUL-1985
2. DCC DAP/QT 15 24-MAY-1990

Sources / Further Reading

SDV321540Cartographic: Young, A.. 2005. Transcriptions from Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project. Plot of Cropmarks. Digital. [Mapped feature: #111283 ]
SDV338099Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1985. DAP/EU. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 8.
SDV338101National Monuments Record Database: NMR. SX89NE43. NMR Index. Unknown.
SDV338102Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. SX8897. NMR Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 7-13,19.
SDV338103Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1990. DAP/QT. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 15.
SDV338104Aerial Photograph: Horner, B.. 1992. DAP/VS. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 20-22.
SDV338628Interpretation: Miller, A.. 1996. RCHME Aerial Photograph Primary Recording Project. Digital.
SDV342165Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1987 - 2000. Devon Post-Reconnaissance Fieldwork Project. Devon Post-Reconnaissance Fieldwork Project. A4 Unbound.
SDV358473Interpretation: Young, A. & Turner, S.. 2005-2006. North Devon/Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project database records. Cornwall Council Report. Digital. PRN166306.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7455 - Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme

Date Last Edited:Apr 10 2018 1:22PM