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HER Number:MDV43010
Name:Enclosure, west of Higher Penn, Staverton

Summary

Cropmark ditches of a rectilinear enclosure of possible late prehistoric or Romano-British date are visible on aerial photographs taken in 1946 and 1989, to the west of Higher Penn, Staverton.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 762 669
Map Sheet:SX76NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishStaverton
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSTAVERTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric rectilinear, single ditched enclosure north west of Penn Plantation

Other References/Statuses

  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1030031
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76NE/245

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RECTILINEAR ENCLOSURE (Early Bronze Age to Roman - 2200 BC to 409 AD (Between))

Full description

APH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV172765.

Se corner of rectilinear single ditched enclosure. Recorded as cropmark by f. Griffith in 1989 (aph).


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV172767.

Aph=dap/ol 12,13/(18/7/1989).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV172768.

Des=dprfp 1992(and photos t 17,18).


DPRFP, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262469.

Vis=29/1/1992 (robinson) site lies on nearly level hilltop, on a gentle ne slope near the end of a sw facing spur. Ground falls steeply to the nw, sw and se, a fairly defensive siting. Nothing visible on ground (dprfp).


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 VP3 5255-56 12-JUL-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352279.

Linear cropmark ditches are visible.


Devon County Council, 1989, DAP 6776, DAP 6776/13 18-JUL-1989 (OL) (Aerial Photograph). SDV361469.

Linear cropmark ditches are visible.


Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2018-2019, The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 1, Haldon Ridge to Dart Valley (AI&M) (Interpretation). SDV361305.

Cropmarks of levelled ditches are visible on aerial photographs taken in 1946 and specialist oblique aerial photographs taken in 1989, to the west of Higher Penn, Staverton. The dark cropmarks form the east and south sides of a rectilinear enclosure, with angular corner to the southeast and possible entrance to the east. An additional linear ditch is visible to the east. Its form and proximity to other enclosures identified in this area, for example MDV29901, would suggest a late prehistoric or Romano-British date.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV172765Migrated Record: APH.
SDV172767Aerial Photograph:
SDV172768Migrated Record:
SDV262469Migrated Record: DPRFP.
SDV352279Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 VP3 5255-56 12-JUL-1946.
SDV361305Interpretation: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2018-2019. The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 1, Haldon Ridge to Dart Valley (AI&M). Historic England Research Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV361469Aerial Photograph: Devon County Council. 1989. DAP 6776. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DAP 6776/13 18-JUL-1989 (OL). [Mapped feature: #111979 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV29901Related to: Enclosure, south of Higher Penn, Staverton (Monument)
MDV122209Related to: Possible enclosure, southwest of Higher Penn, Staverton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7515 - The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping (formerly NMP) Survey (Ref: ACD1748)

Date Last Edited:Apr 23 2019 9:43AM