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HER Number:MDV9306
Name:Oval enclosure to north of Bodley's Plantation, Newton St. Cyres


An oval cropmark ditched enclosure of prehistoric date, with possible associated field boundaries, is visible on aerial photographs taken from 1984 onwards, to the north of Bodley's Plantation, Newton St. Cyres.


Grid Reference:SX 888 967
Map Sheet:SX89NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNewton St. Cyres
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishNEWTON ST.CYRES

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric oval enclosure north of Bodley's Plantation

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX89NE/5

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2200 BC to 42 AD (Between))
  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2200 BC to 42 AD (Between))

Full description

BALKWILL, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV44259.

Oval cropmark in field, shown on os aph (balkwill).

APH, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV54852.

Dimensions circa 60m n-s, circa 80m e-w. Slight ? entrance on w side (aph).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV54853.

Aph=os/66/185/298/date july 1966/height 7500 feet/retained at aerial photograph division, ordnance survey, southampton.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV54854.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV54855.

Aph=dap/fl 22a,12(25/7/1985).

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV54856.

Aph=dap/az 12,13(4/7/1984).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV54857.

Des=dprfp 1991 (and photo s8,9).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV54858.

Des=miller, a. /(23/2/1996)/rchme ap primary recording project.

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV54859.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV54860.

Aph=dap/qa 2-4/(9/3/1990).

DAP, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV237954.

Recorded as a cropmark in 1984 and 1985 (dap photos).

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

Vis=23/10/1981 (os) no visible remains in a pasture field: a natural knoll some 45m diameter occupies the site.

DPRFP, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262469.

Vis=10/12/1991 (robinson) site ties on nearly level ridge top, the ground falling steeply to n + s. No visible earthworks (dprfp).

Young, A., 2005, Transcriptions from Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project (Cartographic). SDV321540.

Transcriptions of ditches correspond to the grid reference for PRN166273.

Young, A. & Turner, S., 2005-2006, North Devon/Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project database records, PRN166273 (Interpretation). SDV358473.

Oval single ditch enclosure visible on aerial photographs (p1-3) as a cropmark roughly 76m x 55m. It is butted by two field boundaries running S-N . A further field boundary runs parallel to these, 28m to east. The feature was digitally plotted as part of the National Mapping Programme.
Photograph references:
1. DCC DAP/FL 22A-12 25-JUL-1985
2. DCC DAP/AZ 12-13 04-JUL-1984
3. NMR NMR SX8896/2 (2163/0164) 02-JUL-1984

Devon County Council, 2019, Google Earth Aerial Photograph Pilot Project, GE21 (Aerial Photograph). SDV363341.

(SX 88782 96786) Enclosure and linears north of Bodley’s Plantation. Oval enclosure MDV9306 and further linears visible on the 2018 aerial image. Thought to be Bronze Age to post-Medieval in date. Field boundaries shown on the Tithe map are evident.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV237954Migrated Record: DAP.
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. OSA. Card Index.
SDV262469Migrated Record: DPRFP.
SDV321540Cartographic: Young, A.. 2005. Transcriptions from Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project. Digital. [Mapped feature: #111258 ]
SDV358473Interpretation: Young, A. & Turner, S.. 2005-2006. North Devon/Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project database records. Cornwall Council Report. Digital. PRN166273.
SDV44259Migrated Record: BALKWILL.
SDV54852Migrated Record: APH.
SDV54853Aerial Photograph:
SDV54854Migrated Record:
SDV54855Aerial Photograph:
SDV54856Aerial Photograph:
SDV54857Migrated Record:
SDV54858Migrated Record:
SDV54859Aerial Photograph:
SDV54860Aerial Photograph:

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7455 - Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme

Date Last Edited:Mar 5 2020 11:59AM