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HER Number:MDV80641
Name:Ring Ditches, North-East of Hill Barton Farm


Two ring ditches, north-east of Hill Barton Farm were identified as a result of geophysics. Only one ring ditch was visible during trench evaluation.


Grid Reference:SX 956 932
Map Sheet:SX99SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishExeter
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • RING DITCH (Early Neolithic to Late Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1946 - 1949, Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs (Aerial Photograph). SDV342938.

Rng ditch A is visible as earthworks. Ring ditch b is not apparent.

Bennett, J, 2010, Land North-East of Hill Barton Farm, Exeter, 8, 11, Fig. 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 (Report - Evaluation). SDV347781.

Two ring ditches were identiifed as a result of a geophysical survey, north-east of Hill Barton. Named ring ditch A and B for the purpose of the report.

Ring ditch A measuring 40 metres in diameter was excavated within trench 4, where it was 5.1 metres in width and 0.57 metres in depth. A single entrance way was identified on its eastern side. A possible pit, identified on the internal side of the ring ditch, may represent a post or stone setting. No evidence for a contemporary bank was identified. No artefacts were retrieved from its associated fills.

Ring ditch b, a small potential ring ditch, was targeted by trench 6, but not identified during excavation. Map object based on this Source.

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

Map object based on this Source.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV342938Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 - 1949. Royal Air Force Aerial Photographs. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Digital).
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV347781Report - Evaluation: Bennett, J. 2010. Land North-East of Hill Barton Farm, Exeter. Cotswold Archaeology Report. 09195. A4 stapled + Digital. 8, 11, Fig. 2, 3, 4, 6, 7.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV5260 - Land North-East of Hill Barton Farm
  • EDV5267 - Geophysical Survey of Land North-East of Hill Barton Farm

Date Last Edited:Aug 26 2011 4:21PM