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HER Number:MDV48825
Name:Prehistoric Settlement southeast of Cofflete


Possible site of a Prehistoric settlement to the southeast of Cofflete


Grid Reference:SX 547 514
Map Sheet:SX55SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBrixton
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishYEALMPTON
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIXTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX55SW/150

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

David, A., 1980, Cofflete, S. Hams, Devon (Report - Scientific). SDV340376.

Buried ditch system recorded through geophysical survey. Rectilinear arrangement. Possible evidence of banks. A bank is visible as an earthwork in woodland to south of survey area. Possible pit-like anomalies. High magnetic susceptibility on higher ground in north of survey area. Some modern activity in survey and bottle glass in field. Suggests an extensive ditch system and possibly localised settlement may exist over this large field and perhaps beyond. No apparent relationship with existing field pattern.

Balaam, N. + Smith, K. + Wainwright, G., 1982, Unknown, 265 (Article in Serial). SDV260579.

Geophysical survey at South Barton, near Steer Point, identified a ditch system. Possibly represents an isolated farmstead and adjacent cultivation plots. Lack of surface pottery finds and documentation suggests a pre-medieval date.

Bannister, N. R., 1998, Ambion Brick, Steer Point: Archaeological Evaluation, 2, 4 (Report - Evaluation). SDV324148.

Exeter Archaeology, 2000, Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed New Settlement Site, Brixton, South Hams, 14 (Report - Assessment). SDV324147.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV260579Article in Serial: Balaam, N. + Smith, K. + Wainwright, G.. 1982. Unknown. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. 48. Unknown. 265.
SDV324147Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2000. Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed New Settlement Site, Brixton, South Hams. Exeter Archaeology Report. 00.69. A4 Stapled + Digital. 14.
SDV324148Report - Evaluation: Bannister, N. R.. 1998. Ambion Brick, Steer Point: Archaeological Evaluation. A4 Bound + Digital. 2, 4.
SDV340376Report - Scientific: David, A.. 1980. Cofflete, S. Hams, Devon. Ancient Monuments Laboratory Report. 3104. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 16 2019 2:03PM