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HER Number:MDV80195
Name:Platform in Great West Field, Compton Castle


Large, shallow platform set on a south-east facing slope in the middle of Great West Field, origin unknown.


Grid Reference:SX 861 648
Map Sheet:SX86SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMarldon
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishMARLDON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Trust SMR: 101169

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • PLATFORM (Unknown date)

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1953 - 1969, Ordnance Survey Six Inch Map (Cartographic). SDV340358.

Berry, N., 2009, Land at Compton Castle, Devon, 15, 59 (Report - Survey). SDV347354.

Large, shallow platform set on a south-east facing slope in the middle of Great West Field 145. The platform is about 25 metres north-east to south-west and 20 metres north-west to south-east. The site is under new grass and has obviously been ploughed over long period of time. The function is unclear. It is possible that it represents the corner of a twentieth century field boundary shown in this position and removed in the last 50 years. But it is a large feature and a simple field boundary may not be the only origin. Other details: Site Inventory map (2) 051.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV340358Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1953 - 1969. Ordnance Survey Six Inch Map. National Grid A edition imperial. Map (Digital).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV347354Report - Survey: Berry, N.. 2009. Land at Compton Castle, Devon. National Trust Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 15, 59.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 23 2011 1:55PM