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HER Number:MDV102128
Name:Former field boundaries, Abootsham

Summary

Rectilinear field boundaries, which are depicted on the 1839 tithe map for the parish of Abbotsham, are visible as earthworks and cropmarks on aerial photographs from the 1960s to 2001, to the north-west of Abbotsham village. The field boundaries fit within the surrounding extant field system, a mix of curvilinear boundaries and rectilinear enclosures, and are probably post-medieval in date, but possibly based on later medieval fields.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 422 268
Map Sheet:SS42NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishAbbotsham
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishABBOTSHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Early Medieval to XIX - 1066 AD to 1890 AD?)

Full description

George Braund and Henry Hearn, 1840, The Parish of Abbotsham in the county of Devon surveyed for the commutation of Tithe (Cartographic). SDV349348.

Former field boundaries are depicted on the Abbotsham 1834 tithe map.


Ordnance Survey, 1969, OS/69099, NMR OS/69099 360-361 09-APR-1969 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349073.

Former field boundaries are visible as low earthworks. Map object based on this source.


Next Perspectives, 2007, Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs, Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref: SS4226 22-MAY-2001 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349355.

Former field boundaries are visible as cropmarks. Map object based on this source.


Hegarty, C. + Knight, S., 2011 - 2012, North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project (Interpretation). SDV349018.

Rectilinear field boundaries are visible as earthworks and cropmarks on aerial photographs from the 1960s to 2001, to the north-west of Abbotsham village. The relict boundaries visible on aerial photographs are depicted on the 1839 tithe map for the parish of Abbotsham, but not on the Ordnance Survey 25inch first edition map, supporting the interpretation that they had passed out of use by the 1880s.
The field boundaries fit within the surrounding extant field system, a mix of curvilinear boundaries and rectilinear enclosures, and are probably post-medieval in date, but possibly based on later medieval fields.
The former boundaries remain visible as a cropmarks in 2001, but are not visible on more recent aerial photographs available to the survey.


Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

The former field boundaries are not depicted.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
SDV349018Interpretation: Hegarty, C. + Knight, S.. 2011 - 2012. North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Mapping Programme Project. AC Archaeology Report. ACD383/2/1. Digital.
Linked documents:1
SDV349073Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1969. OS/69099. Ordnance Survey Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR OS/69099 360-361 09-APR-1969.
SDV349348Cartographic: George Braund and Henry Hearn. 1840. The Parish of Abbotsham in the county of Devon surveyed for the commutation of Tithe. Tithe Map.
SDV349355Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2007. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref: SS4226 22-MAY-2001.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6132 - North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty NMP Project

Date Last Edited:Mar 12 2015 3:32PM