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HER Number:MDV42789
Name:Enclosure, southeast of Hookway, Crediton Hamlets


Cropmark ditches of superimposed rectilinear enclosures of potential late prehistoric or Roman date are visible on aerial photographs taken in 1985, to the southeast of Hookway, Crediton Hamlets.


Grid Reference:SX 856 982
Map Sheet:SX89NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCrediton Hamlets
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCREDITON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Cropmarks of Prehistoric or Romano-British single ditched rectilinear enclosures, ring ditches and linear features to the south-east of Hookway

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX89NE/136

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Early Iron Age to Roman - 700 BC to 409 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, Devon Air Photograph Transcriptions (Cartographic). SDV344181.

Map object previously based on this Source.

DPRFP, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262469.

Vis=9/12/1991 (robinson) site lies on level ridge top, with a steep fall to the n and fairly steep fall to s. No visible earthworks (dprfp).

AP, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV50288.

At least three superimposed single ditched rectangular or rectilinear enclosures. Double linear mark c 130m long crossing largest e-w. Recorded from the air by f. Griffith in 1985. Largest enclosure c 60m by 60m, smallest c 30m by 30m (ap).

NMR CITING MILLER, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV50290.

Rapid examination of ap suggests the presence of an enclosed settlement of prehistoric or roman date, visible as cropmarks of a large rectilinear enclosure (c.48m x 60m) with a smaller rectilinear enclosure (c.30m x 40m) in its se corner (within this smaller enclosure is a linear feature). These cropmarks are visible c.650m ene of rudge (nmr citing miller).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV50291.

Aph=dap/fo 11(6/8/1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV50292.

Des=dprfp 1991(+ photo r2).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV50293.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV50294.

Des=miller, a. /(22/2/1996)/rchme ap primary recording project.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV50295.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV50296.

Aph=dap/mb 3(20/6/1989).

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

Transcriptions of ditches correspond to the grid reference for PRN166311.

Young, A. & Turner, S., 2005-2006, North Devon/Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project database records, PRN166311 (Interpretation). SDV358473.

A rectilinear enclosure 54m x 65m with a smaller (36m x 36m) enclosure within it are visible as cropmark ditches on aerial photographs (p1-2). A further length of ditch is visible within the smaller enclosure. The features were digitally plotted as part of the National Mapping Programme.
Photograph references:
1. DCC DAP/FO 11 06-AUG-1985
2. DCC DAP/EU 11A 09-JUL-1985

Sources / Further Reading

SDV262469Migrated Record: DPRFP.
SDV321540Cartographic: Young, A.. 2005. Transcriptions from Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project. Plot of Cropmarks. Digital. [Mapped feature: #111293 ]
SDV344181Cartographic: Devon County Council. Devon Air Photograph Transcriptions. Devon Air Photograph Transcriptions. Map (Digital).
SDV358473Interpretation: Young, A. & Turner, S.. 2005-2006. North Devon/Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project database records. Cornwall Council Report. Digital. PRN166311.
SDV50288Migrated Record: AP.
SDV50290Migrated Record: NMR CITING MILLER.
SDV50291Aerial Photograph:
SDV50292Migrated Record:
SDV50293Migrated Record:
SDV50294Migrated Record:
SDV50295Aerial Photograph:
SDV50296Aerial Photograph:

Associated Monuments

MDV79201Related to: Field boundary, northeast of Rudge Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7455 - Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme

Date Last Edited:Apr 10 2018 3:19PM