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HER Number:MDV51118
Name:Cropmark enclosure, north-west of Hestow Road, Kingsteignton


A ditched enclosure of probable later prehistoric to Roman date is visible on aerial photographs of 1992 as cropmarks on the north-west-facing combe slopes to the north-west of Hestow Road, Kingsteignton.


Grid Reference:SX 881 758
Map Sheet:SX87NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKingsteignton
Ecclesiastical ParishKINGSTEIGNTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric irregular enclosure north west of Whiteway Barton

Other References/Statuses

  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1031388
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX87NE/171

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • D SHAPED ENCLOSURE (Early Iron Age to Roman - 700 BC to 409 AD (Between))

Full description

DPRFP, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262469.

Vis=14/10/1993 (horner) the site lies on a gentle slope above a steepening in the slope. No features visible. There would appear to be a deeper build up of soil on the s side of the hedge line. S portion of site subject to woodland grant, but due to be planted with shallow rooting trees by agreement (dprfp).

APH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV294628.

Cropmark enclosure recorded in 1992. Area c 40m by 50m visible but site bisected by hedge and s portion not visible. Possible entrance in e side (aph).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV294630.

Des=dprfp/horner, b. /(14/10/1993).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV294631.

Aph=dap/vl 2(7/7/1992).

DCC, 1992, DAP 14395, DAP 14395/02 07-JUL-1992 (VL) (Aerial Photograph). SDV351493.

Cropmarks of a ditched enclosure are visible.
Many of the aerial photographs consulted are copies of DAPs held by the Historic England Archive. These have been recorded here as separate sources as there is a possibility that variations in processing could result in images on which archaeological features show differently than on the original images.

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 (Interpretation). SDV361305.

Cropmarks of a ditches up to circa 4m wide are visible defining a possible D-shaped enclosure on gentle north-west facing slopes overlooking the steeper slopes of a combe that drop towards Combe Holdridge, Kingsteignton, to the west. The enclosure is bisected by an extant north-west to south-east aligned field boundary and is visible as a cropmark only to the north of this boundary. The visible cropmarks define an enclosed area up to circa 40m across but the full extent of the enclosure may be greater. The enclosure is interpreted as probably of probable later prehistoric to Roman date. The cropmark was not noted on any other sources available to the survey.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV262469Migrated Record: DPRFP.
SDV294628Migrated Record: APH.
SDV294630Migrated Record:
SDV294631Aerial Photograph:
SDV351493Aerial Photograph: DCC. 1992. DAP 14395. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DAP 14395/02 07-JUL-1992 (VL). [Mapped feature: #114353 ]
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. Historic England Research Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments: none recorded

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:Nov 29 2018 3:14PM