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HER Number:MDV55597
Name:Oval Enclosure East North East of Netherexe Barton

Summary

A small oval enclosure or ring ditch of Neolithic or later prehistoric to Roman date is visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards as a cropmark to the east-north-east of Netherexe Barton, Nether Exe.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 942 007
Map Sheet:SS90SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNether Exe
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishNETHER EXE

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric or Romano-British rectilinear and curvilinear ditched enclosures, ring ditches, water channel, pits, linears, pits and artefact scatters south of Rudway Barton

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 1038574
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS90SW/136

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RING DITCH (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))
  • OVAL ENCLOSURE (Early Bronze Age to Roman - 2200 BC to 409 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, Devon Air Photograph Transcriptions (Cartographic). SDV344181.

Map object based on this Source.


APH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV126992.

Sub-circular, single ditched feature first recorded by f. Griffith in 1987 as a cropmark (aph).


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV126994.

Aph=dap/a7.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV126995.

Nmr=ss30sw39.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV126996.

Des=miller, a. /(9/2/1996)/rchme ap primary recording.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV126997.

Aph=nmr ss9400/16-18.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV126999.

Aph=dap/id 4,5/(13/5/1987).


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV127000.

Aph=dap/sz 2,3(17/7/1990).


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV127001.

Aph=dap/tj 11-13(23/7/1990).


Miller, A., Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV13030.

Rapid examination of ap suggests the presence of a possible oval ring ditch (miller).


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1823, RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3176-3177 04-NOV-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354994.

An oval cropmark is visible.


DCC, 1987, DAP 5644, DAP 5644/05 13-MAY-1987 (IO) (Aerial Photograph). SDV358013.

An oval cropmark is visible.


Devon County Council, 1990, DAP 6914, DAP 6914/02-03 17-JUL-1990 (SZ) (Aerial Photograph). SDV358070.

An oval cropmark is visible. Map object based on this source.


Devon County Council, 1991, DAP 13442, DAP 13442/07 11-FEB-1991 (TX) (Aerial Photograph). SDV358053.

An oval cropmark is visible.


DCC, 1996, DAP/6695, DAP 6695/13 15-MAR-1989 (LL) (Aerial Photograph). SDV357596.

An oval cropmark is visible. Map object based on this source.


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

A small oval enclosure or ring ditch of Neolithic or later prehistoric to Roman date is visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s onwards as a cropmark circa 430 metres to the east-north-east of Netherexe Barton, Nether Exe. The visible cropmark is 3 to 4 metres wide and encloses an area approximately 22 by 14 metres in size. Aerial photographs of 1987 and 1989 reveal the enclosed area as a pale cropmark, possibly indicative of a levelled mound or compressed surface. The function of the ditched enclosure is not known, but it falls within the area of a much larger possible enclosure, of possible Neolithic date, with which it might be associated. Alternatively, it may post-date the larger enclosure and be a small domestic or agricultural enclosure of Iron Age to Roman date.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV126992Migrated Record: APH.
SDV126994Aerial Photograph:
SDV126995Migrated Record:
SDV126996Migrated Record:
SDV126997Aerial Photograph:
SDV126999Aerial Photograph:
SDV127000Aerial Photograph:
SDV127001Aerial Photograph:
SDV13030Migrated Record: Miller, A..
SDV344181Cartographic: Devon County Council. Devon Air Photograph Transcriptions. Devon Air Photograph Transcriptions. Map (Digital).
SDV354994Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1823. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1823 RP 3176-3177 04-NOV-1946.
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
SDV357596Aerial Photograph: DCC. 1996. DAP/6695. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DAP 6695/13 15-MAR-1989 (LL).
SDV358013Aerial Photograph: DCC. 1987. DAP 5644. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DAP 5644/05 13-MAY-1987 (IO).
SDV358053Aerial Photograph: Devon County Council. 1991. DAP 13442. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DAP 13442/07 11-FEB-1991 (TX).
SDV358070Aerial Photograph: Devon County Council. 1990. DAP 6914. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DAP 6914/02-03 17-JUL-1990 (SZ).

Associated Monuments

MDV1279Part of: Large Oval Ditched Enclosure North East of Netherexe Barton (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Jun 18 2015 2:39PM