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HER Number:MDV102154
Name:Field boundaries north of Abbotsham Court

Summary

Field boundaries of probable post-medieval date are visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s to the 1970s as low earthwork banks to the north of Abbotsham Court. They appear to have been levelled by the late 1970s.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 415 277
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 (XVIII to XIX - 1701 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.

The field boundaries are depicted.


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

The field boundaries are not depicted.


Royal Air Force, 1945, RAF/106G/LA/132, NMR RAF/106G/UK/LA132 5054-5055 14-FEB-1945 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349061.

Earthwork field boundaries are visble.


Ordnance Survey, 1977, OS/77023, NMR OS/77023 033-034 19-MAY-1971 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349036.

The earthworks are visible.


Ordnance Survey, 1978, OS/78017, NMR OS/78017 197-198 16-APR-1978 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349081.

The earthworks cannot be seen.


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

Field boundaries of probable post-medieval date are visible on aerial photographs of 1945 to 1971 as low earthwork banks to the north of Abbotsham Court. The earthworks largely correspond with field boundaries depicted on the Abbotsham tithe map of 1840, although the earthworks appear fragmentary and an additional narrow bank can be seen at circa SS41692464. The field boundaries are not depicted on the Ordnance Survey 25inch first edition map, which could support the interpretation that they had passed out of use by the publication of that map in the 1880s. The earthworks cannot be seen on aerial photographs of 1979 and the banks are not visible on images derived from Lidar data collected in 2008, and might have been levelled.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. 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
SDV349036Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1977. OS/77023. Ordnance Survey. Photograph (Paper). NMR OS/77023 033-034 19-MAY-1971.
SDV349061Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1945. RAF/106G/LA/132. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR RAF/106G/UK/LA132 5054-5055 14-FEB-1945. [Mapped feature: #61588 ]
SDV349081Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1978. OS/78017. Ordnance Survey Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR OS/78017 197-198 16-APR-1978.
SDV349348Cartographic: George Braund and Henry Hearn. 1840. The Parish of Abbotsham in the county of Devon surveyed for the commutation of Tithe. Tithe Map.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Aug 15 2017 4:48PM