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HER Number:MDV54094
Name:Ring Ditch to the east of Three Gate Cross


Prehistoric ring ditch recorded as a crop mark in 1989 to the east of Three Gate Cross


Grid Reference:SX 802 992
Map Sheet:SX89NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCrediton Hamlets
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCREDITON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric ring ditch west of Gunstone Cross

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX89NW/96

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RING DITCH (Lower Palaeolithic to Roman - 698000 BC to 409 AD (Between))

Full description

National Monuments Record, SX8099, 2-5, 11-21 (Aerial Photograph). SDV339115.

NMR, SX89NW 19 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV339114.

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

Site on gentle northern slope, no visible mound. No change of soil colour over site. Other details: Photograph Z16.

Griffith, F. M., 1988, DAP/KP, 12 (Aerial Photograph). SDV51366.

Griffith, F. M., 1989, DAP/LY, 0 (Aerial Photograph). SDV58660.

Dark oval mark. Recorded as a cropmark in 1989.

Griffith, F. M., 1996, DAP/ZI, 8 (Aerial Photograph). SDV320082.

Dark linear marks of former field boundaries dissecting the ring ditch. Recorded in July 1996.

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

Rapid examination of aerial photographs suggests the presence of one of 4 probable Prehistoric or Roman round barrow sites, visible as ring ditch cropmark circa 12 meters diameter, with a possible central pit located circa 400 meters to the west of Gunstone Cross.

Exeter Archaeology, 1998, Archaeological Assessment of Tongue End to Crediton Water Main Replacement, 10 (Report - Assessment). SDV323202.

Exeter Archaeology, 2000, Archaeological Assessment of SWWL Mid Devon Water Mains Rehabilitation Schemes (Overall Route), 10 (Report - Assessment). SDV321183.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV320082Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1996. DAP/ZI. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 8.
SDV321183Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2000. Archaeological Assessment of SWWL Mid Devon Water Mains Rehabilitation Schemes (Overall Route). Exeter Archaeology Report. 00.21. A4 Stapled + Digital. 10.
SDV323202Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 1998. Archaeological Assessment of Tongue End to Crediton Water Main Replacement. Exeter Archaeology Report. 98.42. A4 Stapled + Digital. 10.
SDV338628Interpretation: Miller, A.. 1996. RCHME Aerial Photograph Primary Recording Project. Digital.
SDV339114National Monuments Record Database: NMR. SX89NW 19. NMR Index. Card Index.
SDV339115Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. SX8099. NMR Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2-5, 11-21.
SDV342165Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1987 - 2000. Devon Post-Reconnaissance Fieldwork Project. Devon Post-Reconnaissance Fieldwork Project. A4 Unbound.
SDV51366Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1988. DAP/KP. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 12.
SDV58660Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1989. DAP/LY. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 0.

Associated Monuments

MDV42302Related to: Ring Ditch to the north of Gunstone Cross (Monument)
MDV42300Related to: Ring Ditch to the northeast of Three Gate Cross (Monument)
MDV42301Related to: Ring Ditch to the northeast of Three Gate Cross (Monument)
MDV54093Related to: Ring Ditch to the northwest of Gunstone Cross (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 3 2007 4:43PM