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HER Number:MDV79219
Name:Double Ring Ditch South of Latchmoor Green


A double ring ditch of probable late prehistoric to Roman date is visible on aerial photographs of the 1970s and 1990s as a narrow cropmark east of the River Exe, south of Latchmoor Green.


Grid Reference:SS 939 012
Map Sheet:SS90SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishRewe
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishREWE

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric or Romano-British rectilinear and curvilinear ditched enclosures, ring ditches, water channel, pits, linears, pits and artefact scatters south of Rudway Barton

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RING DITCH (Early Iron Age to Roman - 700 BC to 409 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, Devon Air Photograph Transcriptions (Cartographic). SDV344181.

A ring ditch is visible.

Cambridge University, 1975, CUCAP BTS, CUCAP BTS86 03-JUL-1975 (Aerial Photograph). SDV2407.

A double ring ditch is visible.

Griffith, F. M., 1991, DAP/UL, DAP/UL 8-9 03-JUN- 1991 (Aerial Photograph). SDV346304.

Double ditched circular feature visible adjacent to north-east side of linear feature.

Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R., 2014-2015, East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV356883.

A possible double ring ditch up to 23 17 metres in diameter is visible on aerial photographs of the 1970s and 1990s as a narrow cropmark on the floodplain of the River Exe, roughly 300 metres to the south of Latchmoor Green.
The cropmarks are narrow, on average less than 1 metre wide. The inner ditch encloses a roughly circular area 11 to 12 metres in diameter and is a darker tone cropmark than outside; this is tentatively interpreted as the habitation zone of a round house of late prehistoric to Roman date. The possible outer ditch is fainter and somewhat fragmentary in appearance, but appears to define a rough circle around 22 metres in diameter, tentatively interpreted as a possible drip gulley.
A possible break of circa 5 metres on the south edge of the outer cropmark might be evidence of an entrance, but the cropmark is too fragmentary to be confident in this interpretation.
Further work, such as geophysical survey is recommended.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV2407Aerial Photograph: Cambridge University. 1975. CUCAP BTS. Cambridge University Collection of Aerial Photographs. Photograph (Paper). CUCAP BTS86 03-JUL-1975. [Mapped feature: #106022 ]
SDV344181Cartographic: Devon County Council. Devon Air Photograph Transcriptions. Devon Air Photograph Transcriptions. Map (Digital).
SDV346304Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1991. DAP/UL. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DAP/UL 8-9 03-JUN- 1991.
SDV356883Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments

MDV55596Related to: Linear Features South of Latchmoor Green (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6530 - The East and Mid-Devon Rivers Catchment NMP project (Ref: ACD613)

Date Last Edited:Nov 18 2015 5:56PM