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HER Number:MDV44886
Name:Ball Hill, Littleham, Exmouth

Summary

Hill to the east of Broadway Farm known locally as Donkey Hill. The field at the top of the hill is named as Ball Hill on the 19th century Littleham Tithe Apportionment, the field adjoining to the north-east is called Stagbury.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 022 812
Map Sheet:SY08SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishExmouth
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLITTLEHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY08SW/238

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BARROW (Prehistoric - 698000 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments (Cartographic). SDV359954.

Field 895 across the top of the hill is named as Ball Hill on the Littleham Tithe Apportionment. Adjacent fields are called Stagbury (892), vine Close (893), Moore (896) and Plumb Park (862).


Reed, S. J., 1992, Archaeological Recording on the SWW Exmouth Upper Relief Trunk Sewer, 1 (Report - Watching Brief). SDV349781.

No earthworks or features were observed during the construction of a Southwest Water pipeline in this area.


Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R., 2013-2014, South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV351146.

Aerial photographs and digital images studied as part of this survey did not show any earthwork or cropmark evidence for this potential site at this location. Earthwork features associated with a Second World War light Anti-Aircraft were recorded at the summit of the hill at SY022812 and should not be confused with any potential barrow site.


James, T., 26/10/2012, Land at Plumb Park, Exmouth, East Devon, 11 (Report - Assessment). SDV350713.

The ‘bury’ element of a field name is commonly associated with land which contains fortifications or earthworks. No earthworks are currently recorded in the field.


Turton, S. D., February1992, Archaeological Assessment of SWW Exmouth Upper Relief Trunk Sewer, 1 (Report - Assessment). SDV349653.

The hill to the east of the trackway to the east of Broadway Farm was known as Slagbury in the mid 19th century. Today it is known locally as Donkey Hill.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #92316 ]
SDV349653Report - Assessment: Turton, S. D.. February1992. Archaeological Assessment of SWW Exmouth Upper Relief Trunk Sewer. Exeter Archaeology. 92.01. A4 Stapled + Digital. 1.
SDV349781Report - Watching Brief: Reed, S. J.. 1992. Archaeological Recording on the SWW Exmouth Upper Relief Trunk Sewer. Exeter Archaeology Report. 92.16. A4 Stapled + Digital. 1.
SDV350713Report - Assessment: James, T.. 26/10/2012. Land at Plumb Park, Exmouth, East Devon. AC Archaeology Report. ACD513/1/1. Digital. 11.
SDV351146Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2013-2014. South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 9 2018 9:04AM