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HER Number:MDV102238
Name:Narrow ridge and furrow for agricultural improvement

Summary

Narrow ridge and furrow earthworks, probably for post-medieval or modern agricultural improvement and drainage, are visible on aerial photographs from 1956 onwards in two fields to the south of Goldenpark Farm, Hartland.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 229 200
Map Sheet:SS22SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHartland
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishHARTLAND

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • NARROW RIDGE AND FURROW (Post Medieval to XX - 1540 AD to 1959 AD)

Full description

Royal Air Force, 1956, RAF/82/1451, NMR RAF/82/1451 F22 0082-3 12-JUL-1956 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349052.

Narrow ridge and furrow earthworks are visible.


Royal Air Force, 1958, RAF 58/2553, NMR SS2220/7 58/2553-PSFO-P1-0052 29-AUG-1958 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349117.

Earthworks are visible.


Ordnance Survey, 1978, OS/78038, NMR OS/78038 314-315 10-MAY-1978 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349082.

Earthworks remain visible.


Next Perspectives, 2007, Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref:, Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref: SS2220-2421 18-APR-2007 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349140.

Earthworks are visible. Map objects are based on this source.


Next Perspectives, 2007, Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref:, Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref: SS2320-2421 01-AUG-2007 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349382.

Earthworks are visible. Map objects are based on this source.


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

Earthworks of narrow ridge and furrow are visible on aerial photographs, within two fields to the south of Goldenpark Farm, Hartland, centred on circa SS 22842005 and SS 23022006, overlooking the steep south facing slopes of an unnamed combe. The areas of improvement flank a spring-fed stream which rises between them, whilst a second spring rises to the south-east of the easternmost field. Although varied in their orientation, the majority of the ridges appear to be aligned to facilitate drainage into these streams. They appear to be substantial earthworks, on average 5-6 metres wide, which remain visible on aerial photographs taken in 2007.

Sources / Further Reading

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
SDV349052Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1956. RAF/82/1451. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR RAF/82/1451 F22 0082-3 12-JUL-1956. [Mapped feature: #61685 ]
SDV349082Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1978. OS/78038. Ordnance Survey Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR OS/78038 314-315 10-MAY-1978.
SDV349117Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1958. RAF 58/2553. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR SS2220/7 58/2553-PSFO-P1-0052 29-AUG-1958.
SDV349140Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2007. Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref:. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref: SS2220-2421 18-APR-2007.
SDV349382Aerial Photograph: Next Perspectives. 2007. Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref:. Pan Government Agreement Aerial Photographs. Digital. Next Perspectives PGA Tile Ref: SS2320-2421 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:May 9 2012 2:39PM