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HER Number:MDV102215
Name:Relict strip field boundary to the south of Milford

Summary

The remains of two curvilinear earthwork banks, probably field boundaries of medieval origin, are visible on aerial photographs taken from the 1940s onwards as earthworks immediately to the south of East Milford.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 231 224
Map Sheet:SS22SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHartland
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishHARTLAND

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Traditional Farm Buildings at Milford Farm and field boundaries/ relict earthworks and cropmarks of a strip field system to south and east of Milford Farm

Other References/Statuses

  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FIELD BOUNDARY (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD)

Full description

Warren and Co. Surveyors., 1844, First copy of the map of the Parish of Hartland in the County of Devon in two Parts. (Cartographic). SDV349361.

The field boundary is not depicted.


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

The field boundary is not depicted.


Royal Air Force, 1942, RAF/HLA/598, NMR RAF/HLA/598 1015-1016 11-JUN-1942 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349059.

A curvilinear earthwork is visible.


Ordnance Survey, 1978, OS/78017, NMR OS/78017 136-137 16-APR-1978 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349081.

A curvilinear earthwork is visible.


Next Perspectives, 2007, Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref:, Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref: SS2322 01-AUG-2007 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349382.

The earthwork has been partly levelled.


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

The remains of two curvilinear earthwork banks, probably strip field boundaries of medieval origin, are visible on aerial photographs as earthworks immediately to the south of East Milford. The boundaries are not depicted on either the Ordnance Survey first edition 25inch series map of the 1880s-1890s or the tithe map of circa 1842, and had therefore probably passed out of use by the start of the 19th century. The boundaries are visible on aerial photographs of 1978 but cannot be clearly seen in later years, but may still survive as low earthworks. Roughly the northernmost 30 metres of the eastern earthwork has probably been levelled by the expansion of the farmyard to the north between 2000 and 2007.

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
SDV349059Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1942. RAF/HLA/598. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR RAF/HLA/598 1015-1016 11-JUN-1942.
SDV349081Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1978. OS/78017. Ordnance Survey Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR OS/78017 136-137 16-APR-1978. [Mapped feature: #61661 ]
SDV349361Cartographic: Warren and Co. Surveyors.. 1844. First copy of the map of the Parish of Hartland in the County of Devon in two Parts.. Tithe Map.
SDV349382Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2007. Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref:. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref: SS2322 01-AUG-2007.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

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

Date Last Edited:Jun 6 2018 2:15PM