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HER Number:MDV54089
Name:Cropmarks at Fordton


Rectilinear area of linear cropmarks to the west of the road at Fordton


Grid Reference:SX 839 991
Map Sheet:SX89NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCrediton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCREDITON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX89NW/91

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CROPMARK (Unknown date)

Full description

NMR, SX8399 1-4 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV337743.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SX89NW 12 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV337742.

Robinson, R., 1987 - 2000, Devon Post-Reconnaissance Fieldwork Project (Un-published). SDV342165.

Site lies in level valley field. Area slightly bumpy but nothing to indicate the grid layout of the marks. Owner has no explanation. Other details: Photograph Z15.

Griffith, F. M., 1989, DAP/NN, 5-7 (Aerial Photograph). SDV337738.

Area of about 80 meters x 50 meters with grid-like cropmarks showing as paler lines in the grass.

Griffith, F. M., 1989, DAP/OI, 8 (Aerial Photograph). SDV337744.

Miller, A., 1996, Untitled Source (Interpretation). SDV338628.

Visited 21st February 1996.

Griffith, F. M., 2000, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV337741.

The parchmarks suggest the possibility that these marks represent buried wall lines, and this is potentially an important site. The marks have not been seen between 1989 and 2000.

Morton, R., 2006, Land south of Exeter Road, Crediton: Archaeological desk-based assessment and archaeological recording (Report - Assessment). SDV337718.

Undated cropmarks (Site 15) at Fordton may represent the buried remains of a postmedieval building.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV337718Report - Assessment: Morton, R.. 2006. Land south of Exeter Road, Crediton: Archaeological desk-based assessment and archaeological recording. Cotswold Archeological Trust Report. 06100. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV337738Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1989. DAP/NN. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 5-7.
SDV337741Personal Comment: Griffith, F. M.. 2000.
SDV337742Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SX89NW 12. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV337743National Monuments Record Database: NMR. SX8399 1-4. NMR Index. Card Index.
SDV337744Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1989. DAP/OI. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 8.
SDV338628Interpretation: Miller, A.. 1996. RCHME Aerial Photograph Primary Recording Project. Digital.
SDV342165Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1987 - 2000. Devon Post-Reconnaissance Fieldwork Project. Devon Post-Reconnaissance Fieldwork Project. A4 Unbound.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4151 - Site of Proposed Tesco Store at Crediton

Date Last Edited:Nov 11 2013 10:31AM