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HER Number:MDV4484
Name:Non Archaeological Site at Roundswell, Tawstock, Barnstaple at Roundswell, Tawstock

Summary

No evidence was found for a possible enclosure during an archaeological evaluation at Roundswell. The circular feature visible on an aerial photograph may represent a drying mark on the original photographic negative.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 542 314
Map Sheet:SS53SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTawstock
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTAWSTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SW/18

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • NON ANTIQUITY (Unknown date)

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, 106G/UK 142 (Aerial Photograph). SDV325637.

Sub circular crop mark shown on Royal Air Force aerial photograph. Possible entrance outworks on southeast side. Enclosure measures circa 55 metres east-west by circa 58 metres north-south.


Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.


Exeter Archaeology, 2000, Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed Development Area at Larkbear Near Barnstaple, 7, 11 (Report - Assessment). SDV79105.


ASI Heritage Consultants, 2000, Leaderflush and Shapland Site, Barnstaple: Archaeological Assessment (Report - Assessment). SDV70999.


Bluesky, 2006 - 2007, Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007 (Aerial Photograph). SDV341189.

Site lies under pasture and surrounded by Roundswell Industrial estate and housing.


Walls, S., 2010, Archaeological Watching Brief in Advance of the Construction of 14 Dwellings Together with Associated Works, Fig. 1 (Report - Watching Brief). SDV347842.

No evidence was exposed for an entrance to the possible enclosure during a watching brief prior to the construction of dwellings at Sanmar, Old Torrington Road.


Wessex Archaeology, 2011, Land to the West of Tews Lane, Bickington, Barnstaple, Devon: Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment, 6, Appendix 1 (Report - Assessment). SDV352137.


Walls, S., 2012, Land Adjacent to Brannams Business Park, Barnstaple, Devon: Results of a Desk-Based Appraisal and Archaeological Evaluation (Report - non-specific). SDV349884.

No trace of the circular cropmark visible on the RAF aerial photograph was identified during an evaluation excavation carried out in advance of a proposed development on the site and no other archaeological features were encountered. It seems most likely that rather than a genuine archaeological feature it represents a drying mark on the original photographic negative. A small assemblage of late medieval and post medieval pot was recovered, primarily from the east of the site.


Griffiths, D. M., 27/06/1984, Enclosures at Roundswell (Personal Comment). SDV70821.

Area under growing grass and not walked. No obvious sign of feature.


Lewis, D., Sept 2011, Land at Larkbear, Barnstaple: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment, 15 (Report - Assessment). SDV352261.


Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology, Unknown, Development File No. 63, 63 (Report - non-specific). SDV70739.


Unknown, Unknown, DVP 43 (Aerial Photograph). SDV321975.

Two of the three aerial photographs of Roundswell in Barnstaple show this area without any identifiable features. One photograph is labelled 'Roundswell/Barnstaple DVP 43'.


Miles, H. + Timms, S., Unknown, Enclosures at Roundswell (Worksheet). SDV350662.

Possible enclosure site showing as a regular dark circle. Not very convincing.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV321975Aerial Photograph: Unknown. Unknown. DVP 43. Slide.
SDV325637Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. 106G/UK 142. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper).
SDV341189Aerial Photograph: Bluesky. 2006 - 2007. Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007. Bluesky. Photograph (Digital).
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #92297 ]
SDV347842Report - Watching Brief: Walls, S.. 2010. Archaeological Watching Brief in Advance of the Construction of 14 Dwellings Together with Associated Works. Southwest Archaeology HER Entry. TSM10. A4 Stapled + Digital. Fig. 1.
SDV349884Report - non-specific: Walls, S.. 2012. Land Adjacent to Brannams Business Park, Barnstaple, Devon: Results of a Desk-Based Appraisal and Archaeological Evaluation. Southwest Archaeology Report. 120301. Digital.
SDV350662Worksheet: Miles, H. + Timms, S.. Unknown. Enclosures at Roundswell. Worksheet + Digital.
SDV352137Report - Assessment: Wessex Archaeology. 2011. Land to the West of Tews Lane, Bickington, Barnstaple, Devon: Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment. Wessex Archaeology Report. 76470.01. A4 Stapled + Digital. 6, Appendix 1.
SDV352261Report - Assessment: Lewis, D.. Sept 2011. Land at Larkbear, Barnstaple: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment. The Environmental Dimension Partnership (EDP). H_EDP1340_01. A4 Stapled + Digital. 15.
SDV70739Report - non-specific: Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology. Unknown. Development File No. 63. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Development File. Unknown. 63.
SDV70821Personal Comment: Griffiths, D. M.. 27/06/1984. Enclosures at Roundswell. Not Applicable.
SDV70999Report - Assessment: ASI Heritage Consultants. 2000. Leaderflush and Shapland Site, Barnstaple: Archaeological Assessment. ASI Heritage Consultants Report. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV79105Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2000. Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed Development Area at Larkbear Near Barnstaple. Exeter Archaeology Report. 00.83. A4 Stapled + Digital. 7, 11.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1686 - Leaderflush and Shapland Site, Barnstaple: Archaeological Assessment
  • EDV1687 - Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed Development Area at Larkbear Near Barnstaple
  • EDV5303 - Archaeological Watching Brief
  • EDV5943 - Archaeological Evaluation on Land Adjacent to Brannams Business Park, Barnstaple

Date Last Edited:Jan 7 2015 9:28AM