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HER Number:MDV59061
Name:Cropmarks, south of Venn Cross, Woodland


Cropmarks visible on aerial photographs taken in 1996 to the south of Venn Cross, Woodland, and formerly recorded as a possible prehistoric enclosure are interpreted as being more likely of modern agricultural origin.


Grid Reference:SX 797 689
Map Sheet:SX76NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWoodland
Ecclesiastical ParishWOODLAND

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric rectangular, single ditched enclosure south west of Venn Cross

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX76NE/272

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • NON ANTIQUITY (Unknown date)
  • (Former Type) ENCLOSURE? (Early Neolithic to Roman - 4000 BC to 409 AD (Between))

Full description

DPRFP, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262469.

Vis=14/1/1998 (robinson) site lies in a hollow in a gentle s slope. No visible earthworks (dprfp).

APH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV307911.

Rectangular single ditched enclosure c.50m x 20m. Recorded from the air as a cropmark in 1966 by f. Griffith (aph).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV307913.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV307914.

Des=dprfp 1998 + photo bl 24.

Devon County Council, 1996, DAP/AAK, Devon County Council DAP AAK/10 19-JUL-1996 (Aerial Photograph). SDV346459.

Faint dark cropmarks are visible.

Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2018-2019, The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 1, Haldon Ridge to Dart Valley (Interpretation). SDV361305.

No evidence to support an archaeological interpretation of this feature was seen on the aerial imagery available to the survey. The cropmarks which are visible in 1996 are instead interpreted as being of modern agricultural origin and so were not transcribed during this survey.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV262469Migrated Record: DPRFP.
SDV307911Migrated Record: APH.
SDV307913Aerial Photograph:
SDV307914Migrated Record:
SDV346459Aerial Photograph: Devon County Council. 1996. DAP/AAK. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). Devon County Council DAP AAK/10 19-JUL-1996.
SDV361305Interpretation: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2018-2019. The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 1, Haldon Ridge to Dart Valley. Historic England Research Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7515 - The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping (formerly NMP) Survey (Ref: ACD1748)

Date Last Edited:Jul 2 2018 3:15PM