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Title:Hembury, Payhembury Fort, Devon: Geophysical Survey
Originator:Griffith, F. M. + Wilkes, E. M.
Summary:Hembury (Payhembury) Fort is considered to be the most westerly of the ‘Wessex style’ multivallate hillforts of the first millennium BC, with earlier occupation, demonstrated through excavations in the 1930s and 1980s, as a Neolithic causewayed enclosure, and with subsequent Roman military use. It occupies a spur of Upper Greensand overlooking the Otter valley and river Tale tributary at ST 11255 03080. The non-intrusive evaluation was designed to determine the viability of two geophysical survey techniques prior to a full-scale survey. The hilltop had recently been partially cleared of dense undergrowth and trees had been thinned, so affording the first opportunity for area surveys to be conducted.

Associated Monuments (12)

MDV121057Archaeological Anomaly, Hembury Hillfort (Monument)
MDV121059Archaeological Anomaly, Hembury Hillfort (Monument)
MDV122175Archaeological Anomaly, Hembury Hillfort (Monument)
MDV121064Archaeological Feature, Hembury Hillfort (Monument)
MDV121065Archaeological Feature, Hembury Hillfort (Monument)
MDV1853Hembury Hillfort, Payhembury (Monument)
MDV121054Long Linear Feature, Hembury Hillfort (Monument)
MDV121043Pits, Hembury, Payhembury Fort, Devon (Monument)
MDV121063Possible Inner Boundary, Hembury Hillfort (Monument)
MDV121046Possible Rectilinear Stone Structure, Hembury Hillfort, Devon (Monument)
MDV121053Possible Round Houses, Hembury Hillfort. (Monument)
MDV121040Two Round Houses, Hembury, Payhembury Fort, Devon (Monument)