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HER Number:MDV79733
Name:Bronze Age Ditches south-east of Feniton


Two parallel linear ditches probably forming part of a Middle Bronze Age ditched field sytem.


Grid Reference:SY 105 984
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

  • DITCH (Middle Bronze Age - 1500 BC to 1001 BC (Between))

Full description

Hughes, S. + Valentin, J., 2011, Land at Long Park, Talaton Road, Feniton, Devon. Results of an Archaeological Trench Evaluation, 2, 5 (Report - Evaluation). SDV347003.

Two parallel linear features were recorded in an evaluation trench (1) on land at Long Park, in the south-eastern corner of the site. F102, aligned north-east to south-west, was 1.63 metres wide and 0.37 metres deep with moderately sloping sides and a concave base. Two prehistoric worked chert flakes were recovered from the fill. F104, aligned east-north-east to west-south-west, was 1.4 metres wide and 0.3 metres deep and of similar profile to F102. No finds were recovered. Their alignments, similar profiles and close proximity to a Middle Bronze Age ditched field system recorded at Castle Hill indicates they are probably part of this, possibly forming its north-west extent.

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. 2, 5.

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 3:49PM