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HER Number:MDV5828
Name:Square banked and ditched enclosure east of Glasscombe Corner

Summary

Originally recorded in 1977 and surveyed by the Ordnance Survey, this monument consists of a sub-rectangular banked and ditched enclosure, with a level interior and causewayed entrance over the ditch on the west side. It measures 24.3 metres overall, the ditch is 0.3 metres deep and the inner bank from 0.1 metres to 0.4 metres in height. Parallels drawn with Romano-British site at Stoke Gabriel (MDV10872), but it is difficult to suggest a date and purpose for this earthwork. There is no evidence of any building in the interior.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 665 610
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishUgborough
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishUGBOROUGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Rectangular enclosure east of Glasscombe Corner with a possible Roman date

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX 66 SE 85
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX66SE/121
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX66SE85
  • Pastscape: 442014
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Constructed, Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD? (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1948, RAF/CPE/UK/2494, 4076-4077 (Aerial Photograph). SDV147533.


Masson Phillips, E. N., 1966, Excavation of a Romano-British Site at Lower Well Farm, Stoke Gabriel, Devon (Article in Serial). SDV337309.


Masson Phillips, E. N., 1977, Earthwork at Glasscombe Corner, 02/01/1977 (Correspondence). SDV168662.

Identification of a monument at SX 664 600, east of Glasscombe Corner, in an enclosure west of the wall running east-west from the East to the West Glaze streams.
It is a sub-rectangular banked and ditched enclosure measuring approximately 21 metres square, with a causewayed entrance over the ditch on the west side. Possibly Roman, Masson Phillips notes similarity to Romano-British site recorded at Stoke Gabriel (citing 1966 article).


National Monuments Record, 1977, NMR SX6661/1, 2/346-348 (Aerial Photograph). SDV142085.


Griffith, F. M., 1984, DAP/CW, 9 (Aerial Photograph). SDV320796.


Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1985, Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP (Cartographic). SDV319854.

Square enclosure visible on 1948 and 1977 aerial photographs. The entrance on the west side is also visible.


Griffith, F. M., 1988, DAP/JT, 1,2 (Aerial Photograph). SDV343788.


Earthwork. East of Glasscombe Corner, in an enclosure west of the wall running east-west from the East to the West Glaze streams. It is sub-rectangular banked and ditched enclosure measuring approximately 21 metres square, with a causewayed entrance over the ditch on the west side. Possibly Roman, since it is square.


Gerrard, S., 1993-2002, Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report (Report - non-specific). SDV145710.

(Visited 2002) Considered under the Monument Protection Programme by previous Monument Protection Programme Advisor. Not recommended for scheduling at this time.


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording forms, UGB20 (Worksheet). SDV362781.

Visited 12/04/2019. This site is on private land and was visited with the owner's consent. The area is regularly grazed by sheep which keeps it free of any encroaching vegetation. Photo taken


Various, 2018-2019, PALs Condition Recording photographs, UGB20 (Photograph). SDV363073.

Visited 12/04/2019 Photo taken looking east south east showing the feature


Ordnance Survey, 2019, MasterMap 2019 (Cartographic). SDV362729.

Enclosure is depicted on the modern mapping.


National Monuments Record, 2019, Pastscape, 1977 data (Website). SDV362732.

(Visited 28/7/1977) At SX6651 6101 there is a rectangular enclosure measuring 24.3 metres overall which consists of a ditch and inner bank enclosing a level interior; the ditch is 0.3 metres deep and the inner bank from 0.1 metres to 0.4 metres in height. There is a causewayed entrance mid-way along the western side.
It is difficult to suggest a date and purpose for this earthwork. There is no evidence of any building in the interior. Surveyed at 1:10 000 on P.F.D. (citing Ordnance Survey Field Investigators Comments, 28/07/1977).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV142085Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. 1977. NMR SX6661/1. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2/346-348.
SDV145710Report - non-specific: Gerrard, S.. 1993-2002. Monument Protection Programme Alternative Action Report. English Heritage. Unknown.
SDV147533Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1948. RAF/CPE/UK/2494. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4076-4077.
SDV168662Correspondence: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1977. Earthwork at Glasscombe Corner. Letter. Digital. 02/01/1977.
SDV319854Cartographic: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1985. Aerial Photograph Project (Dartmoor) - Dartmoor Pre-NMP. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England Aerial Photograph P. Cartographic.
SDV320796Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1984. DAP/CW. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 9.
SDV337309Article in Serial: Masson Phillips, E. N.. 1966. Excavation of a Romano-British Site at Lower Well Farm, Stoke Gabriel, Devon. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Exploration Society. 23. Paperback Volume.
SDV343788Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1988. DAP/JT. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1,2.
SDV362729Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2019. MasterMap 2019. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #96024 ]
SDV362732Website: National Monuments Record. 2019. Pastscape. https://www.pastscape.org.uk/. Website. 1977 data.
SDV362781Worksheet: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording forms. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UGB20.
SDV363073Photograph: Various. 2018-2019. PALs Condition Recording photographs. PALs Condition Assessment Project Forms. Digital. UGB20.

Associated Monuments

MDV10872Related to: Rectangular Enclosure at Lower Well Farm (Monument)
MDV25688Related to: Two linear earthwork banks south-east of Glasscombe Corner (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 11 2019 12:10PM