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HER Number:MDV5510
Name:Enclosure north-west of Chelly Wood


Prehistoric enclosure to the north-west of Chelly Wood


Grid Reference:SS 549 120
Map Sheet:SS51SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMerton
Ecclesiastical ParishMERTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric enclosure north-west of Chelly Wood

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS51SW/58

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV17726.

Des=letter from st. Joseph 31/3/1978.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV17728.

Wilson, d. R. /air photo interpretation for archaeologists/(1982)194.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV17729.

Des=dprfp (horner, w. )/(22/6/1993)/ground photo aj 14-19.

DPRFP, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262469.

Earthwork; an enclosure bounded by two curving widely spaced ditches in a position overlooking the river torridge. Despite a superficial resemblance to a roman signal station this is more likely to be a native settlement. Shown on air photo. Inner ditch c 50m diam, outer c 140m (st. Joseph). Vis=22/6/1993 (horner) site lies on hilltop above river torrdige. Steep drops to w and s down to river, with gentler slopes to e and n. Slight breaks in slope on e slope may coincide with ditches' positions. Field known as "higher castle park" (dprfp).

Cambridge University, 1975, CUC/BTR, 38, 39 (Aerial Photograph). SDV274730.

Aph=cuc/btr 38-39(3/7/1975/btr 38 in smr.

Cambridge University Collection of Aerial Photography, 1977, CUC/CCV, 83-85 (Aerial Photograph). SDV350043.

Aph=cuc/ccv 83-85/ccv 83,85 in smr.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV17726Migrated Record:
SDV17728Migrated Record:
SDV17729Migrated Record:
SDV262469Migrated Record: DPRFP.
SDV274730Aerial Photograph: Cambridge University. 1975. CUC/BTR. Cambridge University Collection of Aerial Photographs. Photograph (Paper) + Digital (Scan). 38, 39.
SDV350043Aerial Photograph: Cambridge University Collection of Aerial Photography. 1977. CUC/CCV. Cambridge University Collection of Aerial Photography. Photograph (Paper). 83-85.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 6 2014 1:14PM