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HER Number:MDV63171
Name:Fungus Ring Cropmarks near Orcombe Point

Summary

Circular cropmarks visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s and previously interpreted as ring ditches are probably not archaeological in origin. It is likely they are caused by the growth of fungus rings.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 023 796
Map Sheet:SY07NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishExmouth
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLITTLEHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY07NW/316

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • (Former Type) CROPMARK (Early Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 1501 BC (Between))
  • NON ANTIQUITY (XX - 1901 AD to 2000 AD)

Full description

MOORE, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV29092.

Circular cropmarks on aph may be prehistoric ring ditches. Linear features running southwest to northeast are adjacent to the ditches but nothing visible on the ground (moore).


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV96836.

Aph=106g/uk/1412/13/4/1946/smr 44/155.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV96837.

Des=moore,k. J. /archaeological coastal survey of the east devon coast/(1999)/in smr.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/106G/UK/1412, RAF/106G/UK/1412 3039-3040 13-APR-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352504.

Natural cropmarks are visible.


Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Sub-circular cropmark visible on aerial photograph.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003-2004, East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey, Site No. 2617 (Archive - Survey). SDV351568.

Cropmark possible ring ditches and linear features on Aerial Photograph. Not visible on ground.
SMR.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R., 2013-2014, South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV351146.

Circular cropmarks visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s have previously been interpreted as ring ditches of prehistoric date. Reinterpretation of the aerial photographic evidence reveals that the cropmarks are probably not archaeological in origin and are likely to be an effect of the growth of fungus rings. As such they have not been transcribed.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV29092Migrated Record: MOORE.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV351146Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2013-2014. South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV351568Archive - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003-2004. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Archaeological Survey. Digital + Mixed Archive Material. Site No. 2617.
SDV352504Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/106G/UK/1412. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/106G/UK/1412 3039-3040 13-APR-1946.
SDV96836Aerial Photograph:
SDV96837Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6127 - Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey National Mapping Programme (NMP) for South-West England - South Coast Devon (Ref: ACD618)

Date Last Edited:Nov 21 2016 2:11PM