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HER Number:MDV62746
Name:Neolithic enclosures, Castle Hill, Ottery St. Mary

Summary

Two sub-rectangular enclosures of Neolithic date revealed during excavations prior to the A30 improvement scheme.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 106 984
Map Sheet:SY19NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishOttery St. Mary
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOTTERY ST.MARY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY19NW/118

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2201 BC (Between))

Full description

Griffith, F. M., 1997, DAP/ABH, 8-11 (Aerial Photograph). SDV338795.


Horner, B., 1997, DAP/ABI, 10-16 (Aerial Photograph). SDV338796.

Other details: Also slides.


Griffith, F. M. + Horner, B., 1997, DAP/ABP, 5-7 (Aerial Photograph). SDV338797.

Other details: Also slides.


Horner, B., 1997, DAP/ABW (Aerial Photograph). SDV338786.


Horner, B., 1997, DAP/ABW, 11-15 (Aerial Photograph). SDV338799.

Other details: Also slides.


Horner, B., 1997, DAP/ABX, 1-2 (Aerial Photograph). SDV135887.


1997, Untitled Source, 1 (Article in Serial). SDV338800.


1998, Untitled Source, 1-2 (Article in Serial). SDV338801.


1998, Untitled Source, 4 (Article in Serial). SDV338802.


Fitzpatrick, A. P. + Butterworth, C. A. + Grove, J., 1999, Prehistoric & Roman Sites in East Devon: The A30 Honiton-Exeter Improvement, 23-26 (Report - Excavation). SDV100627.

Castle Hill excavation iin 1997 pior to the A30 improvement scheme revealed two Neolithic sub-rectangular enclosures 33mm apart and both orientated east-west. Enclosure 219 measured c42m by 19.5m and was radiocarbon dated to 2920-3140 Cal. BC. Enclosure 218 measured c25.9m by 17.4m with evidence of chert knapping and from which some Peterborough ware was recovered. Other details: Vol 1.


Exeter Archaeology, 2002, Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed Development at Feniton Mill, Feniton, 2,5 (Report - Assessment). SDV338788.

Assessment and evaluation in advance of the construction of the A30 demonstrated the presence of an important prehistoric site near Castle Hill, which was confimed by investigations during road construction. The excavations revealed the presence of two sub-rectangular enclosures of Neolithic date.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV100627Report - Excavation: Fitzpatrick, A. P. + Butterworth, C. A. + Grove, J.. 1999. Prehistoric & Roman Sites in East Devon: The A30 Honiton-Exeter Improvement. Wessex Archaeology Report. 16. A4 Bound. 23-26.
SDV135887Aerial Photograph: Horner, B.. 1997. DAP/ABX. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1-2.
SDV338786Aerial Photograph: Horner, B.. 1997. DAP/ABW. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper).
SDV338788Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2002. Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed Development at Feniton Mill, Feniton. Exeter Archaeology Report. 02.05. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2,5.
SDV338795Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1997. DAP/ABH. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 8-11.
SDV338796Aerial Photograph: Horner, B.. 1997. DAP/ABI. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 10-16.
SDV338797Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M. + Horner, B.. 1997. DAP/ABP. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 5-7.
SDV338799Aerial Photograph: Horner, B.. 1997. DAP/ABW. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 11-15.
SDV338800Article in Serial: 1997. Devon Archaeological Society Newsletter. 68. A4 Stapled. 1.
SDV338801Article in Serial: 1998. Devon Archaeological Society Newsletter. 70. A4 Stapled. 1-2.
SDV338802Article in Serial: 1998. Devon Archaeological Society Newsletter. 71. A4 Stapled. 4.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jul 20 2007 11:11AM