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HER Number:MDV70380
Name:Earthwork, Bicton Common

Summary

On north edge of Bicton Common in triangular area delimited by trackways is a raised platform 0.5 metre higher than the surrounding ground.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 040 861
Map Sheet:SY08NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBicton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBICTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY08NW/191

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • EARTHWORK (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, 41, Part 2: Gazetteer, Site No. 141 (Report - Survey). SDV101648.

On north edge of Bicton Common in triangular area delimited by trackways is a raised platform 0.5 metre higher than the surrounding ground. Raised area circa 25 metres northwest to southeast by a maximum of circa 15 metres northeast to southwest. May represent spoil dump related to road on north side, or from military activity (World War Two and later) of which there is much in the vicinity. Within west end of triangular space is an L-shaped bank: northwest-southeast bank circa 10 metres long by 2 metres high by 5 metres wide, east bank circa 1 metre high by 3 metres wide. Immediately to south, divided by trackway, is a smaller bank, less well defined but also apparently L-shaped. North bank of feature circa 8 metres east-west by 0.5 metre high by 2 metres wide, east bank circa 1 metre long by 0.5 metre high by 1 metre wide. Features almost certainly military.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, Site No. 141 (Archive - Survey). SDV358490.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, Site No. 141 (Report - Survey). SDV359019.


Bluesky, 2006 - 2007, Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007 (Aerial Photograph). SDV341189.

Map object also based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV101648Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Exeter Archaeology Report. 03.26. A4 Unbound + Digital. 41, Part 2: Gazetteer, Site No. 141. [Mapped feature: #99380 ]
SDV341189Aerial Photograph: Bluesky. 2006 - 2007. Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007. Bluesky. Photograph (Digital).
SDV358490Archive - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Mixed Archive Material. Site No. 141.
SDV359019Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Exeter Archaeology Report. 03.26. Site No. 141.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Oct 23 2015 10:27AM