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HER Number:MDV71134
Name:Enclosure Bank at Owen's Point


Earthwork bank enclosing part of the promontary at Owen's Point


Grid Reference:SX 611 473
Map Sheet:SX64NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHolbeton
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishHOLBETON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Earthwork bank of unknown date enclosing part of promontory at Owen's Point

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Unknown date)

Full description

Horner, W., 2004, Untitled Source (Site Visit). SDV320136.

Earthwork bank apparently enclosing part of a promontary. May be wood bank or earlier feature. Clearest at southern tip of Owen's Hill where the South West Coast Path rises over the bank. Continues northeast for c50m & then becomes indistinct. 'Interior' is lower, so it may be a result of quarrying. Previously noted by Waterhouse in 2002 & Turner in 2004.

Griffith, F. M. + Wilkes, E. M., 2006, The Land Named from the Sea? Coastal Archaeology and Place-names of Bigbury Bay, Devon, 77 (Article in Serial). SDV339814.

Earthwork banks indicative of former occupation at Owen's Point to the east of the settlement at Mothecombe.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV320136Site Visit: Horner, W.. 2004.
SDV339814Article in Serial: Griffith, F. M. + Wilkes, E. M.. 2006. The Land Named from the Sea? Coastal Archaeology and Place-names of Bigbury Bay, Devon. Archaeological Journal. 163. A5 Paperback. 77.

Associated Monuments

MDV4848Related to: Early Medieval Settlement at Meadowsfoot Beach (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV524 - Unnamed Event

Date Last Edited:Mar 17 2008 8:53AM