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HER Number:MDV72510
Name:Drainage System, Exminster

Summary

Post-medieval or modern drainage system on the west bank of the Exeter Canal. Partially depicted on historic maps and visible as an extensive network of earthwork ditches and cropmarks on aerial photographs taken from 1945 onwards.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 953 873
Map Sheet:SX98NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishExeter
Civil ParishExminster
Civil ParishPowderham
DistrictExeter
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Royal Albert Memorial Museum Accession Number: 311/2007
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • DRAINAGE SYSTEM (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880 - 1899, First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Network of drains marked on the First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch map.


Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Network of drains marked on the Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch map.


Royal Air Force, 1945, RAF/106G/UK/871, RAF/106G/UK/865 RVp1 6041-6042 30-SEP-1945 (Aerial Photograph). SDV351258.

Numerous curvilinear and linear earthwork ditches are visible.


Royal Air Force, 1955, RAF/540/1649, RAF/540/1649 F22 0054-0055 25-JUN-1955 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354831.

Numerous curvilinear and linear earthwork and cropmark ditches are visible.


Royal Air Force, 1963, RAF/543/2332, RAF/543/2332 2F21 0099-0100 26-JUL-1963 (Aerial Photograph). SDV354847.

Numerous curvilinear and linear earthwork and cropmark ditches are visible.


Ordnance Survey, 2006, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV324628.

Network of drains marked on the Ordnance Survey MasterMap, stretching from Alphington to Powderham, along the west bank of the Exeter Canal.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R., 2014-2015, East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV356883.

The drainage ditches are visible as an extensive complex of earthworks and cropmarks on aerial photographs taken from 1945 onwards. Although some earthworks survive the system is visible much more clearly and completely on sorties from the 1940s and 1950s. The ditches have not been transcribed, but the most useful sorties for interpretation within the project area have been referenced.

Sources / Further Reading

  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2006. MasterMap. MasterMap. Digital.
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
  • Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880 - 1899. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
  • Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1945. RAF/106G/UK/871. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/106G/UK/865 RVp1 6041-6042 30-SEP-1945.
  • Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1955. RAF/540/1649. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/540/1649 F22 0054-0055 25-JUN-1955.
  • Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1963. RAF/543/2332. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). RAF/543/2332 2F21 0099-0100 26-JUL-1963.
  • Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S. + Sims, R.. 2014-2015. East and Mid Devon River Catchments National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV54140Parent of: Reclamation Banks on Exminster Marshes (Monument)
MDV54140Related to: Reclamation Banks on Exminster Marshes (Monument)
MDV54140Parent of: Reclamation Banks on Exminster Marshes (Monument)
MDV54140Related to: Reclamation Banks on Exminster Marshes (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6340 - Archaeological Evaluation on Land South of Yeoford Way
  • EDV6430 - Watching brief at Plot V, Marsh Barton
  • EDV6530 - The East and Mid-Devon Rivers Catchment NMP project (Ref: ACD613)
  • EDV6924 - The Blackdown Hills AONB and East Devon River Catchments NMP project (Ref: ACD1228)

Date Last Edited:Sep 8 2017 2:46PM