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HER Number:MDV78797
Name:Mound, North-West of Luson Farm

Summary

Earthworks of a sub-circular mound with outer ditch interpreted as a possible Bronze Age barrow are visible on aerial photographs taken from 1946 onwards and on visualisations derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 617 534
Map Sheet:SX65SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishErmington
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishERMINGTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Low, circular earthwork mound of unknown date 300 metres south of Ley Green, possibly associated with the site of a beacon

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • MOUND (Unknown date)
  • BARROW (Early Bronze Age to Middle Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 1001 BC (Between))

Full description

Neophytou, M., 19/09/2014, Beacon Field Name Possibly Associated with Earthwork (Personal Comment). SDV357114.

'Beacon Park' documented in tithe apportionment, may be associated with earthwork.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/CPE/UK/1890, Devon County Council RAF/CPE/UK/1890 4103-4104 10-DEC-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV169268.

A sub-circular mound is visible as an earthwork.


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

Mound is visible although ephemeral.


Environment Agency, 1998-2017, LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor, LIDAR SX6153 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017 (Cartographic). SDV361470.

A sub-circular mound, with possible outer ditch, is visible as an earthwork.


GetMapping, 1999 - 2000, Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping (Aerial Photograph). SDV321648.

The mound is clearly visible.


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

Mound almost invisible.


Wootton, D., 2010, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV345835.

Wootton, D (Finds Liaison Officer, Exeter Museum) reported mound in parish of Ermington. A metal detectorist came across the mound during a site visit.


Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2019-2020, The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (AI&M, formerly NMP) (Interpretation). SDV362982.

Earthworks of a sub-circular mound, circa 21m diameter, with possible outer ditch, circa 10m wide, are visible on aerial photographs taken from 1946 onwards and on visualisations derived from lidar data captured between 1998 and 2017. The earthworks are situated on a plateau and closely resemble a Bronze Age barrow. A second, but much narrower ditch, circa 2m wide, is visible along the southern edge of the wider ditch. This ditch is interpreted as being of likely modern date, perhaps part of a trackway which circumvents the mound and extends from a gateway at the northwest corner of the land parcel, following the northern field boundary towards a gateway at the northeast corner of the land parcel.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV169268Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/CPE/UK/1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). Devon County Council RAF/CPE/UK/1890 4103-4104 10-DEC-1946.
SDV321648Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping. Millennium Map. Photograph (Digital).
SDV341189Aerial Photograph: Bluesky. 2006 - 2007. Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007. Bluesky. Photograph (Digital).
SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV345835Personal Comment: Wootton, D.. 2010. Not Applicable.
SDV357114Personal Comment: Neophytou, M.. 19/09/2014. Beacon Field Name Possibly Associated with Earthwork. Not Applicable.
SDV361470Cartographic: Environment Agency. 1998-2017. LiDAR DTM data (1m resolution) EA: South Devon Coast to Dartmoor. Environment Agency LiDAR data. Digital. LIDAR SX6153 Environment Agency DTM 01-JAN-1998 to 31-MAY-2017. [Mapped feature: #118886 ]
SDV362982Interpretation: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2019-2020. The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (AI&M, formerly NMP). Historic England Research Report. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV107886Related to: Beacon, north of Meadow Brook Barn (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV8098 - The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping (formerly NMP) Survey, Area 2, Avon Valley to Plymouth (Ref: ACD2040)

Date Last Edited:Jul 24 2019 12:54PM