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HER Number:MDV56064
Name:Ring Ditch to South of Bramble Lane, Upton Pyne

Summary

Small ring ditch visible as crop mark near edge of field to south of Bramble Lane.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 906 988
Map Sheet:SX99NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishUpton Pyne
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUPTON PYNE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 448124
  • National Monuments Record: SX99NW1
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX99NW/231

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RING DITCH (Early Bronze Age to Roman - 2200 BC to 409 AD (Between))

Full description

National Monuments Record, SX99NW1 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV341925.

Small probable round barrow site visible as a ring dtich cropmark (citing Miller).


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

Site visit 30/03/1995. Site lies on level ground. No visible mouond. Other details: Photo BD 5.


DCC, 1990, DAP 6997, DAP 6997/03-04 30-MAY-1990 (RC) (Aerial Photograph). SDV357388.

A cropmark ring ditch was visible.


Griffith, F. M., 1990, DAP/RC, 3-4 (Aerial Photograph). SDV51450.

Small annular dark mark, 10 metres diameter, recorded as cropmark from air. Close to edge of field to south of lane.


Horner, B., 1995, DAP/XP, Devon County Council DAP/XP 17-18 27-JUN-1995 (Aerial Photograph). SDV321071.

A cropmark ring ditch was visible.


Griffith, F. M., 1995, DAP/YK, Devon County Council DAP/YK 2, 4 17-JUL-1995 (Aerial Photograph). SDV338779.

A cropmark ring ditch was visible.


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


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 of later prehistoric to Roman date was visible on aerial photographs of the 1990s as a cropmark near the tip of a south facing spur to the south of Bramble Lane, Upton Pyne. The cropmark of the ring ditch was up to circa 1.5 metres wide and enclosed a roughly circular area approximately 10 metres in diameter.
The cropmark is most probably evidence of an enclosing ditch of a small round barrow of Bronze Age date, possibly a satellite monument to the larger barrow to the north.
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

SDV321071Aerial Photograph: Horner, B.. 1995. DAP/XP. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). Devon County Council DAP/XP 17-18 27-JUN-1995. [Mapped feature: #95430 ]
SDV338779Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1995. DAP/YK. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). Devon County Council DAP/YK 2, 4 17-JUL-1995.
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.
SDV341925National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. SX99NW1. National Monuments Record Index. Unknown.
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.
SDV357388Aerial Photograph: DCC. 1990. DAP 6997. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DAP 6997/03-04 30-MAY-1990 (RC).
SDV51450Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1990. DAP/RC. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3-4.
SDV53184Interpretation: Miller, A.. 1996. RCHME Aerial Photograph Primary Recording Project. RCHME Aerial Photograph Primary Recording Project. Map (Paper).

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:Nov 24 2015 2:32PM