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HER Number:MDV79732
Name:Bronze Age Enclosure south-east of Feniton


The site of an enclosure and internal features of probable Middle Bronze Age date.


Grid Reference:SY 103 986
Map Sheet:SY19NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishOttery St. Mary
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOTTERY ST.MARY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Hughes, S. + Valentin, J., 2011, Land at Long Park, Talaton Road, Feniton, Devon. Results of an Archaeological Trench Evaluation, 3, 5 (Report - Evaluation). SDV347003.

The site of a possible Bronze Age enclosure with internal features was revealed during a trench evaluation of land at Long Park, in the north-western part of the site. A large curvilinear ditch (F903) and associated features were recorded in Trench 9 and a probable ditch terminal (F805) and posthole (F803) in Trench 8. No finds were recovered. The profile of ditch F903 is characteristic of an early feature. This together with the sparcity of finds and the proximity of these features to those at Castle Hill suggests that they are prehistoric, probably Middle Bronze Age, in date. F903 is likely to represent part of a larger ditched enclosure located on higher ground in the northern part of the site. The other features present in Trench 9 and 8 indicate a settlement rather than funerary function. See report for full details of features.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV347003Report - Evaluation: Hughes, S. + Valentin, J.. 2011. Land at Long Park, Talaton Road, Feniton, Devon. Results of an Archaeological Trench Evaluation. AC Archaeology Report. ACD250/2/0. A4 stapled + Digital. 3, 5. [Mapped feature: #48880 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV62748Related to: Bronze Age Settlement, Castle Hill, Ottery St. Mary (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4984 - Evaluation of Land at Long Park, Feniton
  • EDV4985 - Watching Brief at Long Park, Feniton

Date Last Edited:Apr 7 2011 3:46PM