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HER Number:MDV42848
Name:Aveton Gifford, Defensive Site

Summary

The 'little fortification' mentioned in the South Hams Charter of AD847 may have been situated on the eastward extension of a ridge enclosed by the parish boundary.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 698 460
Map Sheet:SX64NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAveton Gifford
Civil ParishChurchstow
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishAVETON GIFFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX64NE/94

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DEFENCE WORK (VIII to Late Medieval - 701 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Hooke, D., 1990, Studies on Devon Charter Boundaries, 205 (Article in Serial). SDV140514.

The South Hams Charter of AD847 describes a boundary running from a fortification identified by Hooke as Stadbury (PRN 4889), along the present parish boundary and 'thence to the west of the little fortification'. At this point the parish boundary encloses the eastward extension of a ridge, which may have been fortified. The land is now ploughed, and no early features survive.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV140514Article in Serial: Hooke, D.. 1990. Studies on Devon Charter Boundaries. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 122. A5 Paperback. 205.

Associated Monuments

MDV42847Related to: Medieval Boundary Marker south of Stadbury (Monument)
MDV4889Related to: Medieval Settlement at Stadbury (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Dec 12 2011 3:56PM