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HER Number:MDV54108
Name:Ring Ditch to the North West of Pye Corner, Upton Pyne

Summary

A ring ditch, probably evidence of a round barrow of Bronze Age date, was visible on aerial photographs as a crop mark on a gentle saddle of land north-west of Pye Corner, Upton Pyne.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 910 983
Map Sheet:SX99NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishUpton Pyne
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUPTON PYNE

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric ring ditch north west of Seychelles House

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX99NW/225

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

National Monuments Record, SX9098, 14 (Aerial Photograph). SDV341810.


National Monuments Record, SX9198, 20-21 (Aerial Photograph). SDV341811.


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

Site visit 26/10/1994. Site lies on level ground. No visible mound. Other details: Photo BA 3-5.


Devon County Council, 1992, DAP 14405, DAP 14405/03-05 24-JUN-1992 (VD) (Aerial Photograph). SDV359263.

A cropmark was visible as a ring ditch.


Horner, B., 1992, DAP/VD, 3-5 (Aerial Photograph). SDV8255.

Small annular dark mark, 15 metres diameter, recorded as cropmark from air.


Miller, A., 1996, RCHME Aerial Photograph Primary Recording Project (Interpretation). SDV53184.

Aerial photograph suggests the presence of a probable prehistoric or Roman round barrow site, visible as a ring ditch cropmark circa 150 metres northwest of Longlands.


Southwest Archaeology, 2008, Hurdles Farm, Upton Pyne, Exeter, Devon. Results of a Desk-Based Cartographic Assessment, 22 (Report - Assessment). SDV341805.


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

A ring ditch was visible on aerial photographs as a crop mark on a gentle saddle of land circa 160 metres north-west of Pye Corner, Upton Pyne. The ring ditch was incompletely visible, an extant field boundary encroaching on up to 5 metres of the north-west edge of the monument. The visible cropmark is between 1 to 2 metres across and encloses a circular area up to 17 metres in diameter. The cropmark is probably evidence of a round barrow of Bronze Age date.
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

SDV341805Report - Assessment: Southwest Archaeology. 2008. Hurdles Farm, Upton Pyne, Exeter, Devon. Results of a Desk-Based Cartographic Assessment. Southwest Archaeology Report. 080313. A4 Stapled. 22.
SDV341810Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. SX9098. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 14.
SDV341811Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. SX9198. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 20-21.
SDV342165Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1987 - 2000. Devon Post-Reconnaissance Fieldwork Project. Devon Post-Reconnaissance Fieldwork Project. A4 Unbound.
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
SDV359263Aerial Photograph: Devon County Council. 1992. DAP 14405. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DAP 14405/03-05 24-JUN-1992 (VD). [Mapped feature: #94764 ]
SDV53184Interpretation: Miller, A.. 1996. RCHME Aerial Photograph Primary Recording Project. RCHME Aerial Photograph Primary Recording Project. Map (Paper).
SDV8255Aerial Photograph: Horner, B.. 1992. DAP/VD. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3-5.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4428 - Desk-based Cartographic Assessment of a site at Hurdles Farm, Upton Pyne
  • EDV6530 - The East and Mid-Devon Rivers Catchment NMP project (Ref: ACD613)

Date Last Edited:Oct 30 2015 12:21PM