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HER Number:MDV52096
Name:Enclosure southeast of Combeinteignhead


A possible later prehistoric D-shaped enclosure is visible as a crop mark on aerial photographs taken between 1990 and 1999, to the southeast of Combeinteignhead. Two possible pits are also visible as cropmarks.


Grid Reference:SX 907 714
Map Sheet:SX97SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHaccombe with Combe
Ecclesiastical ParishCOMBEINTEIGNHEAD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric irregular, single ditched enclosure wets of Charlecombe Farm

Other References/Statuses

  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1031493
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX97SW/202

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • D SHAPED ENCLOSURE (Early Bronze Age to Roman - 2200 BC to 409 AD (Between))

Full description

DPRFP, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262469.

Vis=1/3/1994 (robinson) site lies on gentle sw slope close to hill top. No visible earthworks. The side not visible as a cropmark coincides with a steep fall to the valley below (dprfp).

APH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV281117.

Enclosure e of combe in teignhead. Irregular single ditched enclosure with straight n side, 70m ns, 40-50m ew. Recorded from the air as a cropmark by f. Griffith in 1990 (aph).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV281119.

Aph=dap/rh 1-2/(4/6/1990).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV281120.

Des=dprfp (1994) + photo w.25.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV281121.

Aph=dap/rg 15/(4/6/1990).

Devon County Council, 1990, DAP/6872, DAP 6872/01-02 04-JUN-1990 (RH) (Aerial Photograph). SDV355459.

A D-shaped dark cropmark, and a circular feature, are visible.

GetMapping, 1999, 102/99, Devon County Council GetMapping/102/99 38-39 25-JUL-1999 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352495.

A D-shaped enclosure and two circular features are visible as cropmarks.

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 (AI&M) (Interpretation). SDV361305.

A D-shaped dark cropmark, circa 4 metres wide, is visible on aerial photographs taken in 1990 and 1999. Its southern side might possibly continue to the south-west but is less distinct and only visible on the 1999 sortie. At least two dark roughly circular cropmarks are visible on the latter, only one of which was also visible in 1992. They are interpreted as having formed over the buried remains of a later prehistoric enclosure with two possible pits.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV262469Migrated Record: DPRFP.
SDV281117Migrated Record: APH.
SDV281119Aerial Photograph:
SDV281120Migrated Record:
SDV281121Aerial Photograph:
SDV352495Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999. 102/99. GetMapping Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). Devon County Council GetMapping/102/99 38-39 25-JUL-1999. [Mapped feature: #94196 ]
SDV355459Aerial Photograph: Devon County Council. 1990. DAP/6872. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DAP 6872/01-02 04-JUN-1990 (RH).
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 (AI&M). 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:Apr 18 2019 11:30AM