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HER Number:MDV60652
Name:Possible Ring Ditch to East of Pye Corner, Upton Pyne

Summary

A ring ditch, probably evidence of a round barrow of Bronze Age date, was visible on aerial photographs as a crop mark on a gentle north-east facing slope to the east-south-east of Pye Corner, Upton Pyne.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 912 982
Map Sheet:SX99NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishUpton Pyne
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX99NW/189/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RING DITCH (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

National Monuments Record, SX9198, 1-4,10-14 (Aerial Photograph). SDV341811.


National Monuments Record, SX99NW73 (National Monuments Record Database). SDV341909.

Rapid examination of aerial photograph suggests the presence of a possible ring ditch, of uncertain date, visible as a cropmark about 150 metres east of Longlands (citing Miller).


Devon County Council, 1984, DAP 3523, DAP 3523/03 05-JUL-1984 (BA) (Aerial Photograph). SDV357899.

A ring ditch was visible as a cropmark.


English Heritage, 1984, NMR 2163, NMR 2163/98-99 02-JUL-1984 (Aerial Photograph). SDV357051.

A ring ditch was visible as a cropmark.


Devon County Council, 1989, DAP/6232, DAP 6232/09-10 04-JUL-1989 (AY) (Aerial Photograph). SDV359193.

A ring ditch was visible as a cropmark.


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 was visible on aerial photographs as a crop mark on a gentle north-east facing slope approximately 110 metres east-south-east of Pye Corner, Upton Pyne.
The visible cropmark is between 1.5 to 2.5 metres across and encloses a circular area up to 12.5 metres in diameter. The cropmark is probably evidence of a round barrow of Bronze Age date.
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

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.
SDV341811Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record. SX9198. National Monuments Record Aerial Photograph. Unknown. 1-4,10-14.
SDV341909National Monuments Record Database: National Monuments Record. SX99NW73. National Monuments Record Index. Unknown.
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
SDV357051Aerial Photograph: English Heritage. 1984. NMR 2163. English Heritage. Photograph (Paper). NMR 2163/98-99 02-JUL-1984.
SDV357899Aerial Photograph: Devon County Council. 1984. DAP 3523. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DAP 3523/03 05-JUL-1984 (BA). [Mapped feature: #96646 ]
SDV359193Aerial Photograph: Devon County Council. 1989. DAP/6232. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DAP 6232/09-10 04-JUL-1989 (AY).

Associated Monuments

MDV40104Related to: Possible Enclosure to East of Pye Corner, Upton Pyne (Monument)
MDV40105Related to: Ring Ditch to South of Starved Oak Cross, Upton Pyne (Monument)

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:Oct 30 2015 12:03PM