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HER Number:MDV54106
Name:Rectilinear cropmark enclosure south of Brampford Speke

Summary

A rectilinear single ditched enclosure and possible associated field boundary of probable later prehistoric to Roman date was visible on aerial photographs of the 1980s and 1990s as a cropmark on the south-facing slopes overlooking a tributary to the Exe, south of Brampford Speke.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 924 980
Map Sheet:SX99NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBrampford Speke
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRAMPFORD SPEKE

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric rectangular, single ditched enclosure west of Old Oak Barn

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX99NW/218

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

AP, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV133764.

Rectangular single ditched enclosure (three sides visible) width 40m. Recorded from the air as a cropmark by f. Griffith in 1990 (ap).


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV133767.

Aph=dap/tt 10-13(23/9/1990).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV133768.

Des=dprfp 1994 (and photo ba 6 7).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV133769.

Des=reed, s. /(13/3/1998)/pers comm to a m dick.


DPRFP, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262469.

Vis=26/10/1994 (robinson) site lies on level ground. No visible earthworks (dprfp).


Reed, S. J., Untitled Source (Report - Survey). SDV80293.

Vis=29-31/7/1997 (ea) watching brief in advance of agricultural building produced c14 date 3155+-51bp (calibrated 1511-1407bc - 68.3% accurate; 1520-1318bc - 95.4% accurate) from amzona sample aa27080 (reed).


English Heritage, 1984, NMR 2163, NMR 2163/0101-0102 02-JUL-1984 (Aerial Photograph). SDV357051.

A rectilinear cropmark enclosure was visible. Map object based partly on this source.


Devon County Council, 1990, DAP 11953, DAP 11953/10 23-SEP-1990 (TT) (Aerial Photograph). SDV359188.

A rectilinear cropmark enclosure was visible. Map object based partly on this source.


Griffith, F. M., 1995, DAP/YE, Devon County Council DAP/YE 1 5-JUL-1995 (Aerial Photograph). SDV343110.

A rectilinear cropmark enclosure was visible. Map object based partly on this source.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R., 2014-2015, East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV356883.

A rectilinear single ditched enclosure of probable later prehistoric to Roman date was visible on aerial photographs of the 1980s and 1990s as a cropmark on the south-facing slopes overlooking a tributary to the Exe, south of Brampford Speke. The visible cropmarks measured between 1 and 3 metres wide, defining a rectilinear enclosure circa 40 metres long and 30 metres wide. The south-east facing side of the enclosure was less clearly visible. A linear cropmark visible extending to the north-west from the enclosure for over 35 metres might be evidence of an associated field boundary. This linear feature is now located partly beneath an agricultural building and might have been partially destroyed. The eastern corner of the enclosure is now overlain by a trackway approaching the agricultural building and might therefore be suffering from soil compaction.
Many of the aerial photographs consulted by the survey are copies of DAPs held by the Historic England Archive. In some cases these have been recorded as separate sources. This is because variations in the way the prints have been processed could result in images on which archaeological features are visible to a greater or lesser degree.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV133764Migrated Record: AP.
SDV133767Aerial Photograph:
SDV133768Migrated Record:
SDV133769Migrated Record:
SDV262469Migrated Record: DPRFP.
SDV343110Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1995. DAP/YE. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). Devon County Council DAP/YE 1 5-JUL-1995.
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV357051Aerial Photograph: English Heritage. 1984. NMR 2163. English Heritage. Photograph (Paper). NMR 2163/0101-0102 02-JUL-1984.
SDV359188Aerial Photograph: Devon County Council. 1990. DAP 11953. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DAP 11953/10 23-SEP-1990 (TT).
SDV80293Report - Survey: Reed, S. J..

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6530 - The East and Mid-Devon Rivers Catchment NMP project (Ref: ACD613)

Date Last Edited:Oct 30 2015 3:43PM