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HER Number:MDV70779
Name:Trenches, Bicton Common

Summary

To south of the road are two parallel rectangular excavated trenches, aligned east-west, separated by remaining baulk.

Location

Grid Reference:SY 039 861
Map Sheet:SY08NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBicton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBICTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY08NW/170

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MILITARY EARTHWORKS (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

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


Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, Site No. 59 (Archive - Survey). SDV358490.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, Site No. 59 (Report - Survey). SDV359019.


Exeter Archaeology, 2003, East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey, 10, Part 1; 15, Part 2: Gazetteer, Site No. 59 (Report - Survey). SDV101648.

To south of the road are two parallel rectangular excavated trenches, aligned east-west, separated by remaining baulk. Each area measures circa 50 metres long by circa 5 metres wide by circa 0.75 metre deep. Weathered vertical sections, except at western ends, which are sloped. Trenches may represent linear feature shown on 1946 aerial photograph related to World War Two activity (World War Two army camp lay to south, see site 69). Further features to east (see site 58) may also be related. Area covered in gorse and heather.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV101648Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Exeter Archaeology Report. 03.26. A4 Unbound + Digital. 10, Part 1; 15, Part 2: Gazetteer, Site No. 59.
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital). [Mapped feature: #99496 ]
SDV358490Archive - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Mixed Archive Material. Site No. 59.
SDV359019Report - Survey: Exeter Archaeology. 2003. East Devon Heathlands Archaeological Survey. Exeter Archaeology Report. 03.26. Site No. 59.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Aug 22 2016 2:40PM