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HER Number:MDV102244
Name:Narrow ridge and furrow for agricultural improvement


Narrow ridge and furrow earthworks, probably created for post-medieval or modern agricultural improvement and drainage, are visible on aerial photographs from 1946 to the south of Docton Farm, Hartland.


Grid Reference:SS 245 206
Map Sheet:SS22SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHartland
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, 1946, RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158, DCC RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158 5124 19-APR-1946 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349143.

Narrow ridge and furrow earthworks are visible.

Ordnance Survey, 1978, OS/78038, NMR OS/78038 238-239 10-MAY-1978 (Aerial Photograph). SDV349082.

No evidence of the earthworks remain visible.

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 to the south of Docton Farm, Hartland, on the north-east facing slopes of an unnamed combe. The area of improvement is adjacent to a spring-fed stream to the east into which ridges appear to be aligned to facilitate drainage. They appear to be substantial earthworks, on average 5-7 metres wide, but appear to have been levelled by 1978.

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
SDV349082Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. 1978. OS/78038. Ordnance Survey Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). NMR OS/78038 238-239 10-MAY-1978.
SDV349143Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946. RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158. Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph. Photograph (Paper). DCC RAF/3G/TUD/UK/158 5124 19-APR-1946. [Mapped feature: #61692 ]

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 3:28PM