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HER Number:MDV80249
Name:Enclosure south of Idestone Farm, Aveton Gifford


Oval enclosure visible on aerial photographs.


Grid Reference:SX 706 485
Map Sheet:SX74NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAveton Gifford
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishAVETON GIFFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Large prehistoric enclosure to south of Lower Idston, the boundaries of which are partly fossilised in modern field boundaries

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Prehistoric - 698000 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946, CPE/UK 1890, 3075 (Aerial Photograph). SDV140289.

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

Additional banks visible on 1999-2000 aerial photograph.

Walmsley, L., 2008, Prehistoric Enclosure (Worksheet). SDV347411.

Oval prehistoric enclosure or 'camp' shown clearly on 1946 Royal Air Force aerial photograph, the boundaries or banks of which are partially fossilised in field boundaries shown on the 1888-1890 Ordnance Survey map. A further bank, which appears to project from the enclosure bank in a north-westerly direction on the 1946 aerial photograph, can also be identified as a field boundary but it may have been part of the original enclosure. Nearby field names shown on the Tithe map are Camps Orchard and Court Field.

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

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.

No evidence for this possible prehistoric enclosure is visible as either cropmarks or earthworks on the available aerial imagery consulted during this survey. The extent of the enclosure is mostly defined by extant field boundaries.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV140289Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. CPE/UK 1890. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 3075.
SDV321648Aerial Photograph: GetMapping. 1999 - 2000. Millennium Map 1999-2000 Getmapping. Millennium Map. Photograph (Digital).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #107050 ]
SDV347411Worksheet: Walmsley, L.. 2008. Prehistoric Enclosure. Devon County Sites and Monuments Register. Worksheet + Digital.
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

MDV36399Related to: Camps Orchard (Monument)
MDV36401Related to: Court Field, west of Loddiswell (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:Sep 10 2020 4:25PM