Background to the project
Looking ahead

Members' area


This area will be available to registered members of the MFEP team.


For information about the project please contact Dr Eileen Wilkes.

Enclosure ditch in first trench

Welcome to the web site of the Mount Folly Enclosures Project.

MtF: What a place to work!


The Mount Folly Enclosures Project is an archaeological investigation of Iron Age and Romano-British occupation of a coastal settlement in the South Hams of Devon.  The project started with a small two-week investigation in 2003.  Since that time it has grown to be one of the largest volunteer excavations in the south of England.

The investigation concentrates on a group of articulated enclosures that was first recognised in aerial reconnaissance by Frances Griffith, Devon County Archaeologist, in 1989.  Pot sherds recovered from the enclosure ditches during our excavations date the complex to the later Iron Age - Romano-British period.

The project is run by Dr Eileen Wilkes of Bournemouth University.  It has been funded by grants from national and local bodies including:

Mount Folly 2007

All the participants are volunteers and the project is closely associated with Devon Archaeological Society.

If you would like further information about the project please use the contact link on the left.