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HER Number:MDV78749
Name:Possible Ring Ditch at Barton Farm


Possible ring ditch with central pit, identified by geophysical survey, may represent a Bronze Age barrow with burial pit.


Grid Reference:SS 456 207
Map Sheet:SS42SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMonkleigh
Ecclesiastical ParishMONKLEIGH

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric ring ditch north west of Barton Farm

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RING DITCH (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Exeter Archaeology, 2006, Archaeological assessment of Barton Farm, Monkleigh, North Devon, 11 (Report - Assessment). SDV337524.

In the southern part of Area 1 a series of weak sub-surface anomalies (8, 9 and 10) forming a sub-circular feature have been identified, which combined may represent the ring ditch of a ploughed out barrow (Bronze Age burial mound) with a central burial pit (11). Other details: Figure 9.

Heard, H., 2006, Monkleigh, North Devon, 6 (Report - Geophysical Survey). SDV337523.

Anomalies 8, 9 and 10 may represent weak evidence for a curvilinear anomaly. Anomaly 11 may indicate a discrete cut feature of archaeological origin. Other details: Figures 6-7.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV337523Report - Geophysical Survey: Heard, H.. 2006. Monkleigh, North Devon. Stratascan Report. J2219. A4 Stapled + Digital. 6. [Mapped feature: #105571 ]
SDV337524Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2006. Archaeological assessment of Barton Farm, Monkleigh, North Devon. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.81. A4 Stapled + Digital. 11.

Associated Monuments

MDV73061Related to: Field Boundaries to the north of Barton Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4095 - Monkleigh Barton Geophysical Survey
  • EDV4125 - Monkleigh Barton Geophysical Survey

Date Last Edited:Sep 24 2020 8:15AM