MDE20582 - Possible late prehistoric hut circle on Castle Common (Non-antiquity)

Summary

A possible enclosed hut circle was said to be visible on aerial photographs; however, no trace of the site was visible on a later site visit.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Possible enclosed hut circle visible on Ordnance Survey aerial photograph. One hut in very small enclosure with no visible entrance. [1] The feature was not located during field survey in 2017. It was suggested to be a misinterpretation of vegetation marks on the photographs. [2] The site was visited in May 2019 and the area was thoroughly walked over in good light and low vegetation. No sign of the feature was vsible. The area was described as "mirey rough-grazing with no sign of improvement (and a fair bit of peat cover)" so it is unlikely the feature could have been destroyed since the photograph was taken. The feature is suggested to be a misidentification of differences in vegetation. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1>XY Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. OS 73/163/008-9 (15 May 1973), DCC North Area Office. [Mapped feature: #33459 ]
  • <2> Report: Riley, H.. 2018. Archaeological walkover survey: Wallover Down, South Regis Common, Castle Common and Fullaford Down. Hazel Riley. p 5, 20.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Gillard, M.. 2019. MDE20582 and MDE20441.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 7096 3903 (point)
Map sheet SS73NW
Civil Parish HIGH BRAY, NORTH DEVON, DEVON
Civil Parish BRAYFORD, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 20121
  • Devon SMR: SS73NW/581

Record last edited

Oct 26 2021 2:35PM

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