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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. A sample survey to explore the potential of two geophysical survey techniques at Hembury Fort was conducted by this team in May 2015. This confirmed the usefulness of both magnetic gradiometry and earth resistance techniques within the hillfort. Vegetation clearance at the time of that survey had opened up some areas of the interior for survey, but much of it, particularly in the southern half of the site, remained inaccessible. Further survey was recommended when conditions were more favourable.

Associated Monuments (25)

MDV121057Archaeological Anomaly, Hembury Hillfort (Monument)
MDV121059Archaeological Anomaly, Hembury Hillfort (Monument)
MDV121160Archaeological Anomaly, Hembury Hillfort (Monument)
MDV122175Archaeological Anomaly, Hembury Hillfort (Monument)
MDV121064Archaeological Feature, Hembury Hillfort (Monument)
MDV121095Archaeological Feature, Hembury Hillfort (Monument)
MDV112692Causewayed Enclosure at Hembury Fort (Monument)
MDV121163Curvilinear Feature, Hembury Hillfort (Monument)
MDV1854Hembury Fort Roman Occupation (Monument)
MDV1853Hembury Hillfort, Payhembury (Monument)
MDV121054Long Linear Feature, Hembury Hillfort (Monument)
MDV121043Pits, Hembury, Payhembury Fort, Devon (Monument)
MDV121093Possible Former Route, Hembury Hillfort (Monument)
MDV121063Possible Inner Boundary, Hembury Hillfort (Monument)
MDV121155Possible Iron Age Round House, Hembury Hillfort (Monument)
MDV121150Possible Post holes, Hembury Hillfort (Monument)
MDV121046Possible Rectilinear Stone Structure, Hembury Hillfort, Devon (Monument)
MDV121079Possible Round House, Hembury Hillfort (Monument)
MDV121092Possible Round House, Hembury Hillfort (Monument)
MDV121164Possible Round House, Hembury Hillfort (Monument)
MDV121168Possible Round House, Hembury Hillfort. (Monument)
MDV121053Possible Round Houses, Hembury Hillfort. (Monument)
MDV121179Possible Structure, Hembury Hillfort (Monument)
MDV122224Round House, Hembury Hillfort (Monument)
MDV121040Two Round Houses, Hembury, Payhembury Fort, Devon (Monument)