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HER Number:MDV9953
Name:Enclosure northwest of Ebford

Summary

An irregular to sub-rounded shaped enclosure of prehistoric to Romano-British date is visible as a cropmark ditch on oblique aerial photographs of 1984 and 1994, to the northwest of Ebford.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 979 882
Map Sheet:SX98NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishClyst St. George
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Prehistoric sub-circular enclosure south east of Darts Farm Shopping Village
  • SHINE: Prehistoric sub-circular enclosure south east of Darts Farm Shopping Village

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 447859
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX98NE/23

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV112881.

Aph=cuc/ zs 73-74(6/7/1959)/zs 74 retained at exeter university archaeology section/zs 73 and plot of zs 74 by r. J. Silvester in smr.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV112882.

Aph=sx9788/nmr.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV112883.

Osa=sx98ne26.


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV112884.

Aph=dap/bi 8,9,9a,10(7/7/1984).


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV112885.

Aph=dap/bp 7(7/7/1984).


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV112886.

Aph=dap/ey 6(10/7/1985).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV112887.

Des=dprfp 1990(and photo m 32).


Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SDV112888.

Aph=dap/nz 1-2/(12/7/1989).


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

Vis=15/9/1982 (os) the field is a gently rounded knoll with the site on the slight sw facing slope at about 15.0m od. There are no remains visible amongst the leguminous crop. The oblique air photo shows part of a somewhat oval enclosure, approx 100m long and 60m wide at the long axes. Possibly of ia or romano-british origin (os).


DPRFP, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV262469.

Vis=22/3/1990 (robinson) site lies on moderate w to nw slope. Nothing visible on ground (dprfp).


BALKWILL, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV44259.

Large sub-circular enclosure overlain by later field boundaries, all shown as cropmarks (balkwill).


Devon County Council, 1984, DAP 3530, DAP 3530/09 07-JUL-1984 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354851.

The enclosure is visible as a cropmark ditch. Map object based on this source.


Devon County Council, 1994, DAP/WQ, DAP WQ/9 18-JUL-1994 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354864.

The enclosure is visible as a cropmark ditch. Map object based on this source.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R., 2013-2014, South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV351146.

An irregular to sub-rounded shaped enclosure of probable prehistoric to Romano-British date is visible as a cropmark ditch on oblique aerial photographs of 1984 and 1994, to the northwest of Ebford. The enclosure ditch, which encompasses an area of approximately 0.70 hectares of gently west sloping ground, is fairly irregular in shape and is defined by three rounded corners within the southern extent of the enclosure against a more pointed corner forming its northern extent. Several interruptions to the cropmark ditch are visible within the southern half of the enclosure, although these appear to be more likely the effect of flattened crops caused by agricultural machinery, rather than deliberate entrance-ways. Similarly, a portion of the northern extent of the cropmark enclosure ditch appears to be masked by the effects of geological variation in the ground. A separate curvilinear cropmark ditch segment which lies to the northwest of the enclosure may represent an associated feature.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV112881Aerial Photograph:
SDV112882Aerial Photograph:
SDV112883Migrated Record:
SDV112884Aerial Photograph:
SDV112885Aerial Photograph:
SDV112886Aerial Photograph:
SDV112887Migrated Record:
SDV112888Aerial Photograph:
SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV262469Migrated Record: DPRFP.
SDV351146Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2013-2014. South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV354851Aerial Photograph: Devon County Council. 1984. DAP 3530. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DAP 3530/09 07-JUL-1984.
SDV354864Aerial Photograph: Devon County Council. 1994. DAP/WQ. Devon Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DAP WQ/9 18-JUL-1994.
SDV44259Migrated Record: BALKWILL.

Associated Monuments

MDV38885Related to: Curvilinear Enclosure West of Exmouth Road (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6127 - Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey National Mapping Programme (NMP) for South-West England - South Coast Devon (Ref: ACD618)

Date Last Edited:Sep 8 2015 4:53PM