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HER Number:MDV960
Name:Enclosures at Narracott, George Nympton


Two rectilinear cropmark ditch enclosures of potential prehistoric date are visible on aerial photographs taken from 1970 onwards, at Narracott, George Nympton.


Grid Reference:SS 696 243
Map Sheet:SS62SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishGeorge Nympton
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishGEORGE NYMPTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Two enclosures of unknown date west of Narracott Manor

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS62SE/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Unknown, Untitled Source (Un-published). SDV338428.

Two enclosures at Narracott. Both rectilinear, showing as dark lines in grass crop on AP. One has simple entrance. The other has a trackway leading to it.

Unknown, Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV338436.

Other details: 70/260/106.

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

Visited 11/6/1999. Sites lie on gentle se slope. Crop too high for detailed assessment.

Horner, B., 1992, DAP/VS, 11-13 (Aerial Photograph). SDV338104.

Karslake, A., 1993, Untitled Source (Correspondence). SDV338429.

Narracott Down Cottage marked on 1890 OS map at this location.

Horner, B., 1996, DAP/AAT, 4, 6 (Aerial Photograph). SDV338432.

Horner, B., 1996, DAP/ZW, 8-10 (Aerial Photograph). SDV338435.

Robinson, R., 1999, Untitled Source, BP 34 (Ground Photograph). SDV338431.

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

Transcriptions of ditches correspond to the grid reference for PRN167732.

Young, A. & Turner, S., 2005-2006, North Devon/Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project database records, PRN167732 (Interpretation). SDV358473.

Two single ditched enclosures are visible on aerial photographs (p1,2). One is roughly 44m x 35m, the other 32m x 53m. Both have entrances in their east edge, and the first appears to be associated with a straight, linear ditched feature, likely to be a trackway, that runs for 106m east from the enclosure's entrance. The site has been digitally plotted as part of the National Mapping Programme.
Photograph references:
1. OS 70/260 104-6 07-JUL-1970
2. DCC DAP ZW 8-10 17-JUN-1996

Sources / Further Reading

SDV321540Cartographic: Young, A.. 2005. Transcriptions from Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project. Plot of Cropmarks. Digital. [Mapped feature: #109912 ]
SDV338104Aerial Photograph: Horner, B.. 1992. DAP/VS. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 11-13.
SDV338428Un-published: Unknown. Silvester Card Index. Card Index.
SDV338429Correspondence: Karslake, A.. 1993. Letter. Letter.
SDV338431Ground Photograph: Robinson, R.. 1999. Devon Post-Reconnaissance Fieldwork Project. Photograph (Paper). BP 34.
SDV338432Aerial Photograph: Horner, B.. 1996. DAP/AAT. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 4, 6.
SDV338435Aerial Photograph: Horner, B.. 1996. DAP/ZW. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). 8-10.
SDV338436Aerial Photograph: Unknown. Ordnance Survey Aerial Photograph. Unknown.
SDV342165Un-published: Robinson, R.. 1987 - 2000. Devon Post-Reconnaissance Fieldwork Project. Devon Post-Reconnaissance Fieldwork Project. A4 Unbound.
SDV358473Interpretation: Young, A. & Turner, S.. 2005-2006. North Devon/Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme (NMP) project database records. Cornwall Council Report. Digital. PRN167732.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7455 - Winkleigh Biomass Plant National Mapping Programme

Date Last Edited:Jan 30 2018 4:46PM