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HER Number:MDV47774
Name:STONE in the Parish of Holbeton


Exposure of stones underlying a field bank.


Grid Reference:SX 610 473
Map Sheet:SX64NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHolbeton
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLBETON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX64NW/2/3

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STONE (Unknown date)

Full description

Horner, W., 1992, Archaeological Survey, Meadowsfoot Beach, Mothecombe (Report - Survey). SDV140205.

The stones may represent a wall pre-dating the current bank and fence, although they are stratified quite deeply beneath current surface features. Also, a further exposure of stones at cSX61014739 may be part of same structure which may therefore not be on the same alignment as the modern bank. On the east side of March exposure was a compacted layer of sandy soil, similar to PRN 4849, but without any obvious bone or charcoal content. Masked however by sand and dune vegetation.

Griffith, F. + Horner, B. + Kemp, I., 1992, Untitled Source (Site Visit). SDV176405.

Exposure of stones noted underlying a north east - south west field bank.

Read, M., 2001, Meadowsfoot Beach, Mothecombe (Report - Survey). SDV140212.

Deposit of blown sand observed under a midden. No bones and very little marine shell visible. Sand deposited sometime after submerged forest bed.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV140205Report - Survey: Horner, W.. 1992. Archaeological Survey, Meadowsfoot Beach, Mothecombe. A4 Bound.
SDV140212Report - Survey: Read, M.. 2001. Meadowsfoot Beach, Mothecombe. A4 Stapled.
SDV176405Site Visit: Griffith, F. + Horner, B. + Kemp, I.. 1992.

Associated Monuments

MDV4849Related to: Amphora at Meadowsfoot Beach (Find Spot)
MDV47773Related to: ARTEFACT SCATTER in the Parish of Holbeton (Monument)
MDV64836Related to: DITCH in the Parish of Holbeton (Monument)
MDV64837Related to: Ditches at Meadowsfoot Beach (Monument)
MDV4848Related to: Early Medieval Settlement at Meadowsfoot Beach (Monument)
MDV64838Related to: Pit north of Meadowsfoot Beach (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2215 - Unnamed Event
  • EDV2216 - Archaeological Survey, Meadowsfoot Beach, Mothecombe, Holbeton

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM