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HER Number:MDV63933
Name:Western Outwork of Holbury Camp

Summary

Prehistoric outwork to the west of Holbury Camp, visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs from 1946 and on images derived from Lidar data captured between 2001 and 2010.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 620 505
Map Sheet:SX65SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHolbeton
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishERMINGTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65SW/8/2
  • Old SAM Ref: 33768
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Late Bronze Age to Early Iron Age - 900 BC to 500 BC (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

The area of the earthwork is outlined with a dotted line.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, RAF/CPE/UK/1890 FP 2106-2107 10-DEC-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV351061.

An earthwork bank and adjacent unploughed field margin are visible.


Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 2001, Slight Univallate Hillfort known as Holbury Camp, 750 metres east of Holwell Lodge (Schedule Document). SDV167018.

Slight Univallate Hillfort known as Holbury Camp, 750 metres east of Holwell Lodge has two outworks preserved in later field boundaries to the north and west. That to the west survives as a scarped bank 200 metres long and 3 metres wide, falling steeply up to 3.5 metres to a largely infilled outer ditch which is 10 metres wide and 0.4 metres deep. It curves sharply to follow the contour at its south end, but then disappears. A farm track climbs up the rampart here at an angle. It gradually disappears at its north end, a later hedgebank continuing around the contour. This boundary follows the rampart line to a point north of the hillfort, where a second section of outwork survives. Other details: Monument 33768. Map object based on this Source.


Environment Agency, 2001-2010, Lidar data JPEG SX65SW DTM, LIDAR SX65SW DTM Environment Agency 2001-2010 (Cartographic). SDV351451.

A probable linear bank and earthwork ditch are visible. Map object based on this source.


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

The outwork is visible as a linear earthwork bank on aerial photographs from 1946, when it is tree covered, and it is delineated by a dotted line on the mid nineteenth century Tithe map. It appears from images derived from Lidar data captured between 2001 and 2010 to survive as a substantial earthwork up to 7 metres in width, with a possible ditch up to 6 metres wide on the western side. The area of the ditch appears to be unploughed in some of the historic aerial photographs, but now seems to be in the same cultivation as the rest of the field.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV167018Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 2001. Slight Univallate Hillfort known as Holbury Camp, 750 metres east of Holwell Lodge. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV351061Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/CPE/UK/1890 FP 2106-2107 10-DEC-1946.
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
SDV351451Cartographic: Environment Agency. 2001-2010. Lidar data JPEG SX65SW DTM. Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SX65SW DTM Environment Agency 2001-2010.

Associated Monuments

MDV3155Related to: Holbury Camp, Ermington (Monument)
MDV63932Related to: Northern Outwork of Holbury Camp (Monument)

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:Mar 22 2019 3:09PM