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HER Number:MDV8678
Name:Enclosure to south-East of Milber Camp

Summary

Cropmarks which have formed over levelled ditches of a sub-rectangular prehistoric or Romano-British enclosure are visible on aerial imagery taken from 1946 onwards.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 886 698
Map Sheet:SX86NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHaccombe with Combe
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishCOMBEINTEIGNHEAD
Ecclesiastical ParishHACCOMBE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 1031242
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX86NE/21

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SUBRECTANGULAR ENCLOSURE (Early Bronze Age to Roman - 2200 BC to 409 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, Devon Air Photograph Transcriptions (Cartographic). SDV344181.


Griffith, F. M., 17/09/1981, Enclosure (Worksheet). SDV350223.

Aerial photograph taken in July 1979 by Sean Goddard, Exeter University, shows a subrectangular enclosure with a bult at the southern end, where two possible antennae ditches are also visible. There is a broad gap in the eastern side.


Royal Air Force, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 Vp1 5010-11 12-JUL-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV352279.

Cropmarks of ditches are visible.


Devon County Council, 1984, DAP 3538, DAP 3538/02 11-JUL-1984 (BQ) (Aerial Photograph). SDV362778.

Cropmarks of ditches are visible.


Griffith, F. M., 1984, DAP/BQ, 2, 3, 3A (Aerial Photograph). SDV339521.

No sign of antennae ditches on aerial photographs taken in 1984.


Griffith, F. M., 1984, DAP/CQ, 6 (Aerial Photograph). SDV339218.


Griffith, F. M., 1985, DAP/FE, 5 (Aerial Photograph). SDV47324.


Robinson, R., 1987 - 2000, Devon Post-Reconnaissance Fieldwork Project, Photo B36 (Un-published). SDV342165.

Site visit 21st October 1987. Level field, nothing visible.


Devon County Council, 1989, DAP 6716, DAP 6716/01 23-JUN-1989 (MG) (Aerial Photograph). SDV361594.

Cropmarks of ditches are visible.


Griffith, F. M., 1989, DAP/MG, 1 (Aerial Photograph). SDV340220.


Griffith, F. M., 1989, DAP/NC, 9, 10 (Aerial Photograph). SDV339523.


Griffith, F. M., 1994, DAP/WR, 13-15 (Aerial Photograph). SDV350222.


Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R., 2018-2019, The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 1, Haldon Ridge to Dart Valley (AI&M) (Interpretation). SDV361305.

Cropmarks which have formed over levelled ditches, circa 4m wide, are visible on aerial imagery taken from 1946 onwards. The visible cropmarks form a sub-rectangular enclosure which measures circa 80m long by 45m wide. It is defined by fairly angular corners and a straight edge to the north, with a more rounded edge to the south. A well-defined entrance, circa 7m wide, is also visible to the east, along with two possible linear antennae which extend off the south edge. An additional section of ditch visible within the enclosure to the southeast supports the interpretation that there are at least two possible phases of construction present. Two faintly defined linear cropmarks to the east and cropmarks to the southwest may also represent associated features, although their origins are less certain. The character of the enclosure and proximity to Milber Down hillfort (MDV8649) and Milber Down Camp (MDV8653) support a prehistoric or Romano-British date.


Cambridge University Collection, 23/06/1952, DAP/HR, 53 (Aerial Photograph). SDV304220.

Small enclosure shown as cropmark on aerial photograph by St. Joseph. Located to south-east of Milber Camp, on north side of road, opposite reservoir and the so-called Roman homestead site. Circa 30 metres by 60 metres. Two sites at right angles appear to show up, with the possibility of part of a third side. The Ordnance Survey map marks a small earth bank nearby.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV304220Aerial Photograph: Cambridge University Collection. 23/06/1952. DAP/HR. Cambridge University Collection of Aerial Photographs. 53.
SDV339218Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1984. DAP/CQ. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 6.
SDV339521Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1984. DAP/BQ. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 2, 3, 3A.
SDV339523Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1989. DAP/NC. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 9, 10.
SDV340220Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1989. DAP/MG. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 1.
SDV342165Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1987 - 2000. Devon Post-Reconnaissance Fieldwork Project. Devon Post-Reconnaissance Fieldwork Project. A4 Unbound. Photo B36.
SDV344181Cartographic: Devon County Council. Devon Air Photograph Transcriptions. Devon Air Photograph Transcriptions. Map (Digital).
SDV350222Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1994. DAP/WR. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 13-15.
SDV350223Worksheet: Griffith, F. M.. 17/09/1981. Enclosure. Worksheet.
SDV352279Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/3G/TUD/UK/223 Vp1 5010-11 12-JUL-1946.
SDV361305Interpretation: Hegarty, C., Knight, S. and Sims, R.. 2018-2019. The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping Survey. Area 1, Haldon Ridge to Dart Valley (AI&M). Historic England Research Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV361594Aerial Photograph: Devon County Council. 1989. DAP 6716. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DAP 6716/01 23-JUN-1989 (MG).
SDV362778Aerial Photograph: Devon County Council. 1984. DAP 3538. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DAP 3538/02 11-JUL-1984 (BQ). [Mapped feature: #116504 ]
SDV47324Aerial Photograph: Griffith, F. M.. 1985. DAP/FE. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 5.

Associated Monuments

MDV8649Related to: Milber Down Hillfort, Combeinteignhead (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7515 - The South Devon Coast to Dartmoor Aerial Investigation and Mapping (formerly NMP) Survey (Ref: ACD1748)

Date Last Edited:Apr 18 2019 10:52AM